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An Algerian academic is facing death threats over comments he made on common Islamic practices.

Rights group in Algeria have voiced concern over dozens of detainees that are currently on hunger strike.

Egypt frees journalist couple

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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.

Turkey hails 'new era' with Egypt after tensions

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Turkey hails 'new era' with Egypt after tensions

Turkey and Egypt are reigniting their relationship after a period apart which started with the overthrow of the Mohamed Morsi.

Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

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Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

Negotiations are underway between the Suez Canal authorities and the owners of the ship that blocked the passage for a number of days, causing ...

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

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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.

Tala Ramadan

In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

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Egypt train crash driver was 'not at the controls'

The prosecution put the blame on the drier and his assistant regarding the train crash that killed 20 and injured 199 last month in Egypt.

Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

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Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green ...

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

Egypt, Uganda sign security agreement as <em>Sisi</em> warns Ethiopia

The New Arab Staff

Egypt, Uganda sign security agreement as Sisi warns Ethiopia

Egypt and Uganda have signed an agreement to share military intelligence as President Sisi warned Ethiopia following the failure of ...

Darfur governor says death toll in clashes now 132

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Darfur governor says death toll in clashes now 132

Intercommunal clashes between the Massalit and Arab communities in Sudan's Darfur region have now taken the lives of 132 people.

UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

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UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is the latest to provide direct flights between the two countries, which normalised ties last year.

The New Arab Staff

Israeli spies impersonate Fox News to target UAE litigants

Two men engaged in lawsuits against Emirati authorities were reportedly targeted by Israeli spies eager to learn more.

Maghie Ghali

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

The Lebanon Diving Center detail their efforts on cleaning up South Lebanon's tainted shoreline following a massive oil spill off the coast of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia to go on filling Nile mega-dam despite impasse

Ethiopia has announced that it will continue to fill the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, despite the failure of talks with Sudan and Egypt.

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Tunisia’s president rejects parliamentary bid to establish constitutional court

The constitution adopted during the country’s democratic transition in 2011 outlines the need for a constitutional court to be set up within a ...

Ethiopia blames Egypt, Sudan as Nile dam talks stall

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Ethiopia blames Egypt, Sudan as Nile dam talks stall

Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan have traded accusations as talks in Kinshasa regarding the controversial Ethiopian Renaissance Dam ended without ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

A cargo ship in the Red Sea, thought to be used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, has been attacked, with Israel being the main suspect.

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis ...

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal <em>El</em> Saadawi

Natali Dare

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

African bank funds Egypt train safety after deadly crash

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African bank funds Egypt train safety after deadly crash

The African Development Bank announced a loan of 145 million euros ($170 million) Tuesday to improve safety on Egypt's rail network.

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