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

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a lockdown.

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed to contain the spread of the disease.

Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

The new proceedings in the capital Algiers come after the supreme court in November accepted a defence appeal.

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a criminal display of incompetence, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff

UK under fire for forcing anti-Semitism definition on universities

A group of lawyers have written an open letter condemning the UK minister's threats and accusing him of undermining free expression.

The New Arab Staff

Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

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

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

South Korea sends delegation to Iran over tanker seizure

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

South Korea sends delegation to Iran over tanker seizure

South Korea is set to send a delegation to Iran in an effort to negotiate the release of an oil tanker.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Baghdad procession marks anniversary of Iran general's death

Mourners marched on the road towards Baghdad airport, with the scene of the bombing that killed Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis ...

Harvard students say US must help free detained Uighur

The New Arab Staff

Harvard students say US must help free detained Uighur

Ekpar Asat was detained after taking part in a State Department-linked exchange programme in the US.

Saudi businessmen, ex-officials arrested in anti-corruption sweep

The New Arab Staff

Saudi businessmen, ex-officials arrested in anti-corruption sweep

The kingdom's anti-corruption watchdog said the arrests were made in connection to cases involving bribes and financial irregularities.

Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

Egypt court sentences ex-student in #MeToo case

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt court sentences ex-student in #MeToo case

Zaki, a former student of the American University in Cairo, was arrested on July 4 and confessed to assaulting and blackmailing six complainants.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hezbollah claims it has 'doubled' arsenal of guided missiles

Hassan Nasrallah alleged that his group has the capability to strike anywhere in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France to probe family of late Yemen president Saleh

Assets of both Saleh and son were frozen by the UN Security Council and the US Treasury Department in 2015.

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.

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 ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Mohamed Bouazizi: The fire that lit the Arab Spring

Sarah Khalil

Mohamed Bouazizi: The fire that lit the Arab Spring

The New Arab profiles the life of the 26-year-old Tunisian street vendor, ten years after his self-immolation sparked a revolution in Tunisia ...

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part II

Rami G. Khouri

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part II

Comment: Reflecting on a decade of Arab uprisings, Rami Khouri takes stock of a protest movement on hold, as Arab states and citizens enter ...

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

Rami G. Khouri

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

Comment: Rami Khouri reflects on a decade of Arab uprisings that saw unprecedented protest and the slow birth of a new Arab citizen, but also ...

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