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Pakistan has lifted a recently imposed ban on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok after receiving assurances that ‘immoral’ content would be blocked.

French police have raided Islamist groups in the aftermath of the beheading of a teacher who showed his school class cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

'Impunity reigns' one year after Lebanon protests: Amnesty

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Impunity reigns' one year after Lebanon protests: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged Lebanese authorities to end harassment of activists and journalists, as well as the use of ...

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Aussie cops drop probe into Afghan 'war crimes' reporting

Australian police dropped an investigation into journalist Daniel Oakes and his producer Sam Clark who exposed war crimes in Afghanistan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

TikTok has come up against backlash in Pakistan.

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

Gaia Caramazza

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

With same-sex relations criminalised in Tunisia, the queer community is usually forced to live in the shadows - but now an influencer is ...

The New Arab Staff

Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

The jailed academic experienced torture and solitary confinement during his detention in the UAE, Hedges says.

Kuwaiti court acquits ex-MP Al-Nafisi <em>of</em> insulting the UAE

The New Arab Staff

Kuwaiti court acquits ex-MP Al-Nafisi of insulting the UAE

In August 2019, the ministry of foreign affairs filed a complaint against Al-Nafisi, accusing him of insulting the UAE in ...

Egypt's Al-Azhar hits back at Macron's 'racist' Islam remarks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's Al-Azhar hits back at Macron's 'racist' Islam remarks

Al-Azhar's religious scholars have accused Emmanuel Macron of hate speech after the president said Islam was 'in crisis' ...

Algerian lawyers announce strike for right to counsel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algerian lawyers announce strike for right to counsel

The strikes come amid a growing clampdown on repression in the North African nation, a year and a half since longtime president Abdelaziz ...

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Malia Bouattia

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Comment: No amount of 'unconscious bias' training will remedy a political class that defines itself through the exploitation and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

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

The New Arab Staff

Zoom blocks Leila Khaled webinar after protests

The video conferencing company cited US anti-terrorism laws in cancelling the university event featuring Palestinian activist Leila Khaled.

Marc Owen Jones

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Comment: The DOJ report forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent bears the clear hallmarks of Washington's Emirati lobby and an ...

Sam Hamad

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and ...

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 ...

Sam Hamad

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to ...

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 ...

Trial opens over Charlie Hebdo attacks that stunned France

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trial opens over Charlie Hebdo attacks that stunned France

Fourteen people accused of aiding gunmen attack the offices of Charlie Hebdo and a Kosher supermarket went on trial under ...

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 ...

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