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Algerian journalist and whistle-blower Noureddine Tounsi was sentenced to a year in prison after being detained since September.

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on pre-trail detention.

Jordanian woman convicted for insulting king 'receives royal call'

The New Arab Staff

Jordanian woman convicted for insulting king 'receives royal call'

A Jordanian woman's conviction for insulting King Abdullah has sent shockwaves in Jordan.

Egypt frees journalist couple

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt frees journalist couple

Egypt has released two journalists who have been help in prison for 18 months on charges of belonging to a terrorist group.

Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

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Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

Egypt has freed prominent dissident journalist and politician Khaled Dawoud after more than 18 months in detention.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power over Iraqi affairs.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi executes three soldiers for 'high treason'

Riyadh's defence ministry named the three soldiers as Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim without identifying who they ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

The New Arab Staff

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the killing ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Malia Bouattia

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the ...

Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

The New Arab Staff

Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

Jordanian state news agency Petra confirmed Bassem Awadallah remains in custody, dismissing rumours that the former head of the royal court had ...

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

Narjas Zatat

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Human Rights Watch slams Chad over 'ruthless pre-election crackdown'

Human Rights Watch has slammed Chad over its treatment of dissenters as its president, Idriss Deby Itno, seeks a sixth term in office.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

The New Arab Staff

Jordanian deputy PM says coup ‘contained’ as discontent grows

Jordan's deputy PM says that Saturday's attempted coup is 'contained' but discontent is growing over censorship and allegations against Prince ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan king, addressing family feud, says 'sedition buried'

The King of Jordan has addressed the recent crisis that has rocked the country, and declared it to be over.

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence <em>dissent</em>

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

Jordan's crackdown on <em>dissent</em>

Annelle Sheline

Jordan's crackdown on dissent

Comment: Feeling threatened by protests, high unemployment, and a dismal economy, King Abdullah may see this as a useful excuse to clamp down on ...

Jordanian FM meets with Saudi counterpart after 'coup attempt'

The New Arab Staff

Jordanian FM meets with Saudi counterpart after 'coup attempt'

The statement by Amman’s foreign ministry made no mention of reported demands by Saudi officials to secure the release of the ex-head of ...

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

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