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In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: Jordanians will be the last to know.

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters passed 520.

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens to express their grievances.

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Mobashra Tazamal

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Comment: Macron is whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment in order to cover up for his own failures: An economic crisis, rising inequality and a ...

Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

Sri Lanka has announced a controversial anti-terror law allowing it to detain suspects for up to two years for ‘deradicalisation’ and banning ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar military likely behind 'crimes against humanity': UN expert

The UN's top expert on rights in Myanmar said the country's military is likely committing "crimes against humanity" with full knowledge of senior leadership.

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Iran imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections: report

Iran has made good on its threat to reduce cooperation with IAEA inspectors, according to a state TV report.

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IAEA says Iran will offer inspectors ‘less access’

IAEA has revealed that whilst Iran is allowing inspectors access, it will not be unlimited.

Malia Bouattia

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free speech, ...

Western <em>powers</em> warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

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Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

European powers and the US warned Iran against carrying out a threatened limit to UN nuclear agency inspections.

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

UN court takes on Iran-US sanctions case

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UN court takes on Iran-US sanctions case

A UN court ruled that it can take on Iran's bid to overturn US nuclear sanctions.

US designates Myanmar military takeover a 'coup'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US designates Myanmar military takeover a 'coup'

The United States has called the military takeover and subsequent detainment of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar a 'coup'.

Trump on brink of unprecedented second impeachment

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump on brink of unprecedented second impeachment

The expected majority vote would make Trump the first US president to have been impeached twice.

Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment to oust Trump

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment to oust Trump

The Vice President of the United States Mike Pence said he does not support invoking the 25th Amendment process to remove Donald Trump.

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Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

Critics of Malaysia's government have accused authorities of attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to cling to power, after the king declared a nationwide state of emergency.

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Tunisia extends 5-year-old state of emergency

Tunisia announced a six-month extension of the country's state of emergency, in place since a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus ...

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 Staff & Agencies

US lawmakers near a vote on virus relief plan

US lawmakers appeared on track to pass a roughly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package for millions of Americans, after Democrats and Republicans ...

Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

European countries banned flights from the UK as the British government warned that a new strain of the virus was "out of control".

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, writes ...

Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

The Vatican on Monday confirmed Pope Francis is scheduled to make the first ever trip by a pontiff to Iraq in March.

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Ali Adam

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Analysis: The Arab League's failure to condemn normalisation deals with Israel has soured already complicated ties with Palestine.

Israel recruiting Shin Bet officers to spy on Palestinian-Israelis

The New Arab Staff

Israel recruiting Shin Bet officers to spy on Palestinian-Israelis

The Israeli military is allegedly recruiting former members of the Shin Bet to spy on Palestinian citizens of Israel.

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