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Exiled writer Jamal al-Jaml disappeared upon his return to Cairo late last month and resurfaced on Saturday before the State Security prosecution.

Acclaimed Turkish writer and actor Mujdat Gezen, 77, risks returning to jail on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an effort by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to muzzle critics

Saudi opposition party, exiled activists, welcome US Khashoggi report

The New Arab Staff

Saudi opposition party, exiled activists, welcome US Khashoggi report

The opposition National Assembly Party consists of activists and academics calling for democracy in Saudi Arabia.

US won't sanction Saudi prince for approving Khashoggi murder

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US won't sanction Saudi prince for approving Khashoggi murder

The US accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but stopped short of imposing sanctions on the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi crown prince 'approved' Khashoggi murder: US intelligence

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "approved" the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a declassified US intelligence report said.

Yousra Samir Imran

Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

US President Joe Biden held his first phone call with Saudi King Salman ahead of the declassification of intelligence on the murder of Jamal ...

Horriya Marzouk

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

In-depth: A $200 million arms deal with Cairo has led many to question the seriousness of Biden's vow to take a tougher stance on human rights ...

Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

Mohammed Dahlan has said that the UAE will send tens of thousands of Covid-19 vaccines to Gaza.

The New Arab Staff

Beloved Palestinian poet Mourid al-Barghouti dies at 76

Barghouti leaves behind a son, fellow poet Tamim al-Barghouti, and a celebrated body of work.

HRW accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

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HRW accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

Human Rights Watch condemned remarks by Australia's Foreign Minister saying that the country did not recognise the International Criminal ...

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

Palestinians hope vote boosts diplomatic strength: experts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians hope vote boosts diplomatic strength: experts

Palestinians are hoping that the recently announced elections will help to strengthen diplomatic ties with foreign countries and lead to talks ...

Abbas's rigged court system has already undermined Palestinian elections

Dalal Yassine

Abbas's rigged court system has already undermined Palestinian elections

Comment: Abbas's manipulation of courts, laws, and institutions will only serve to keep Palestinians from their goal of genuine ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran to mark revolution anniversary with wheels-only parades

Hit hard by coronavirus, Iran will mark the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution with parades featuring cars and motorcycles instead of traditional marches and rallies

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian unity talks enter second day

The Palestinian factions have met to discuss points of division between the sides and plans for the upcoming elections.

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Book Club: There Where You Are Not offers an incredible glimpse into the experience of history as a Palestinian, and as the "other".

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

EXCLUSIVE: Imprisoned politician Marwan Barghouti running for Palestinian presidency

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EXCLUSIVE: Imprisoned politician Marwan Barghouti running for Palestinian presidency

Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will run for Palestinian presidency during the upcoming summer elections.

Horriya Marzouk

Ten years on, did Egypt's January 25 revolution fail?

In-depth: Further from the aspirations of the 2011 revolution than ever before, will the demand for 'bread, freedom and social justice' ever be ...

New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood has predicted that Egypt will witness an uprising against the practices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

Tunisians took to the streets to demand the release of hundreds of young demonstrators arrested during protests.

Togo Mizrahi: The stateless pioneer of Egyptian cinema

Giovanni Vimercati

Togo Mizrahi: The stateless pioneer of Egyptian cinema

Book Club: Togo Mizrahi's extraordinary life story and films are unearthed in a new book by Deborah Starr.

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