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A French documentary about the protest movement has created conflict between France and Algeria over its depiction of the government.

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli apartheid, writes Majed Abusalama.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

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Algeria launches coronavirus test kits production

Algeria is manufacturing test kits for Covid-19 as authorities attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

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Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather than ...

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Algeria regime exploits virus to defeat protesters: analysts

Analysts have accused the Algerian government of exploiting the novel coronavirus pandemic to suppress the protest movement in the ...

Muhammad Shehada

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Comment: Despite its domestic woes, Saudi Arabia has not let up on its media campaign to manufacture pro-normalisation and anti-Palestinian ...

Egypt's Sisi ratifies emergency law amendments sparking rights concerns

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Egypt's Sisi ratifies emergency law amendments sparking rights concerns

The amendments to Egypt's emergency law give Sisi and security agencies 'additional sweeping powers', according to Human Rights Watch.

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of ...

How jail became a death sentence for Egyptian filmmaker

Sam Hamad

How jail became a death sentence for Egyptian filmmaker

Comment: Medical negligence for political prisoners means time in Egyptian jail is nothing short of a death sentence, writes Sam Hamad.

Will the US put India on its religious blacklist?

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Will the US put India on its religious blacklist?

A US government panel has called for India to be placed on a religious freedoms blacklist as persecution and violence by Prime Minister Modi's ...

Human rights groups demand release <em>of</em> Algerian journalist

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Human rights groups demand release of Algerian journalist

Human rights groups are calling for the release of Reporters Without Borders journalist Khaled Drareni as Algeria cracks down on free ...

Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

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Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

Egypt has adopted measures that it believes will allow it to 'coexist' with coronavirus.

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Palestine activists beat UK government in BDS pensions policy

The British government suffered a legal blow on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of a pro-Palestine organisation.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkey's coronavirus cases are beginning to decline and Algeria continues to crackdown on free speech amid strict pandemic measures are ...

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Two women forcibly disappeared by Egypt security forces: HRW

Two Egyptian women with no known political affiliations were arrested and disappeared by authorities last week, with one wounding up detained ...

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Algeria arrest meme creator in crackdown on free speech

A well-known creator of a meme page called Walid Kechida is the latest victim of Algeria's crackdown on free speech ...

US panel wants India on religious <em>freedom</em> blacklist

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US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

A US government panel has called for punitive measures against India over its worsening record on religious freedom.

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Egypt extends state of emergency on virus, security fears

Egypt extended its long-running state of emergency for three more months, continuing to grant police broad powers and curtail ...

After IS, Mosul's women lead the fight against coronavirus

Azhar Al-Rubaie and Abdulmuhaimen Basel

After IS, Mosul's women lead the fight against coronavirus

With Mosul's health system still struggling to recover three years after liberation from the Islamic State, women in the city are leading the ...

Algeria sentences another protest figure to jail

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Algeria sentences another protest figure to jail

Abdelouahab Fersaoui, who heads the civic group Youth Action Rally (RAJ), was arrested in October during a demonstration in support of ...

Lebanon's revolution is on hold but far from over

Florence Massena

Lebanon's revolution is on hold but far from over

The Covid-19 lockdown may have put Lebanon's revolution on hold, but activists are organising despite the crisis and vow to renew the protest ...

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