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PEN has raised alarm that a US-based Egyptian filmmaker's health is in danger after spending months in pre-trial detention in Egypt following his arrest on 'illegitimate charges' while visiting family

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom.

Turkey condemns Greek newspaper headline abusing Erdogan

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Turkey condemns Greek newspaper headline abusing Erdogan

Turkey condemned a headline in a Greek newspaper that insulted the president.

The return <em>of</em> Algeria's Hirak protest movement

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political ...

Nour Odeh

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

The UN has called for the release of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni.

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Riyadh allowed raunchy Netflix shows for anti-Saudi episode's removal

Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows to stream domestically in exchange for the company's removal of a satire show's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Khamenei says Mohammed cartoons 'unforgivable'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said republishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed is 'unforgivable'.

France's Charlie Hebdo sells out with Mohammed cartoons reprint

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France's Charlie Hebdo sells out with Mohammed cartoons reprint

The satirical magazine reprinted the controversial caricatures to mark the start of the trial this week of alleged accomplices ...

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Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

International concern is growing for the health of prize-winning Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is over three weeks into a hunger ...

European rights chief pays controversial Turkey visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

European rights chief pays controversial Turkey visit

Rights advocates have raised concerns over freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary and access to the ...

Macron lashes out at French journalist over Lebanon articles

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Macron lashes out at French journalist over Lebanon articles

French President Emmanuel Macron has been criticized after losing his temper with Georges Malburnot, a veteran journalist who reported on his ...

Turkey, Pakistan, Al-Azhar condemn Charlie Hebdo's Mohammed cartoons

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey, Pakistan, Al-Azhar condemn Charlie Hebdo's Mohammed cartoons

'The insistence on the criminal act to republish these offensive cartoons embeds hate speech further and inflames the emotions of ...

Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

The New Arab Staff

Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy pledges including ...

The New Arab Staff

Coronavirus pandemic increased poverty in Iraq by 10 percent

Covid-19 hit Iraq hard, and with the country still suffering from the aftermath of conflict, the pandemic made everything worse.

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Jordan arrests popular cartoonist, refers him to security court

Journalists are protesting the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj after he was referred to Jordan's State Security Court for prosecution ...

Horriya Marzouk

Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Egypt's top translation institution has barred foreign books that criticise religion or violate social values, with fears it could extend to ...

Nour Odeh

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Analysis: Political fault lines in the region have shifted and a dramatic adjustment is required to save the Palestinian national movement.

Female social media influencers targeted by Egyptian authorities: HRW

The New Arab Staff

Female social media influencers targeted by Egyptian authorities: HRW

Female social media influencers are being arrested in Egypt for trumped up charges as the country reels from #MeToo.

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Angry protests in Basra after activist killed by militiamen

Iraqis in Basra have reacted furiously to the killing of an anti-corruption activist by suspected militia members, amid a lack ...

Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' prosecution <em>of</em> TikTok influencers

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' prosecution of TikTok influencers

Amnesty has criticised the 'absurd' charges levelled against 10 Egyptian TikTok influencers, condemning the draconian policing of ...

Rabaa wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

Sam Hamad

Rabaa wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

Comment: Seven years after the massacre, it's clear that the violence at Rabaa marked the dawn of a new era ruled by fear and state ...

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

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