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Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd being assaulted by a policeman.

Protesters gathered in Nasiriyah and called on the Iraqi government to release detainees and end the abuses suffered by activists.

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Alex Kassidiaris

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

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Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

Students at Bogazici University have been cheekily blaring Metallica classics at their protests against the appointment of the AKP party-linked rector, who is a fan of the group.

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Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

Turkish security forces 'beat' and 'strip-searched' students detained over anti-government protests, their lawyer alleged.

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World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

World leaders condemned the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Algerian hunger strikers hospitalised in prison protest

Three imprisoned Algerian activists were hospitalised following their hunger strike protesting their detention.

Georgia votes in polls that could shape Biden presidency

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Georgia votes in polls that could shape Biden presidency

Georgia voting has opened for Senate seats as the country closes views the state for results, Amid Trump controversy.

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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

Israeli protesters press on against PM Netanyahu

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Israeli protesters press on against PM Netanyahu

The demonstrators crowded a Jerusalem square near Netanyahu's official residence, where they have gathered for months to call for his ...

Algerian president signs new constitution into law

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Algerian president signs new constitution into law

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who returned to Algeria this week after two months in Germany, had promoted the new constitution as the ...

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

Despite efforts to the contrary by international and regional actors, the bloody conflict in Tigray continues.

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Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

The drills come days after Hamas accused Israel of launching strikes that damaged a children's hospital.

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Sudanese paramilitary group refers own intelligence chief over killing

The powerful Sudanese Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group has referred its own intelligence chief and other personnel for investigation over ...

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Protests against Benjamin Netanyahu as new Israeli elections loom

Hundreds of Israelis are protesting against Benjamin Netanyahu

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A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

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Al Azhar issues fatwa forbidding Muslim Brotherhood membership

The move follows similar actions by Saudi Arabia and the UAE's fatwa councils.

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was ...

Sudanese demand 'justice' two years after protests erupted

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Sudanese demand 'justice' two years after protests erupted

Protesters marched through the streets of Sudanese cities in remembrance of a movement that got rid of dictator Omar al-Bashir.

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But ...

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