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A short video shot with a mobile phone was circulated on Monday on social media networks showing a bare-headed woman cycling in front of a mosque.

In a recent letter reviewed by The Washington Post, US lawmakers signal Sisi's rights violation 'will not be tolerated' if Biden wins the presidency.

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

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Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

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Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

Independent theatres and those associated with the opposition are being left out of relief funds.

HRW urges Algeria to free men jailed for homosexuality

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HRW urges Algeria to free men jailed for homosexuality

Human Rights Watch has called on Algeria to release two men sentenced to three years jail for homosexual relations and 44 other people ...

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

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 ...

Malia Bouattia

The Coronavirus Act should have been reformed, not renewed

Comment: People in the UK need help, infrastructure, and funding, not more police and repression, writes Malia Bouattia.

London mayor boycotts G20 in stance against Saudi Arabia

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London mayor boycotts G20 in stance against Saudi Arabia

The New Arab learned that the mayor’s office will stray from previous years and rescind the presence of the Greater London Authority to observe ...

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Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

There is growing popular anger at the economic situation in the kingdom.

US cuts aid to pro-democracy groups in Iran, Belarus

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US cuts aid to pro-democracy groups in Iran, Belarus

The Open Technology fund has stopped operations in three countries due to the cut in funding.

Algeria to hold early legislative elections following constitutional reform

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Algeria to hold early legislative elections following constitutional reform

Abdelmajid Tebboune on Sunday said early legislative elections will be held after the scheduled November 1 constitutional reforms.

Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

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Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened ...

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.

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Israel braces for second coronavirus lockdown

Israelis are getting ready for a second coronavirus lockdown, which comes during new year celebrations

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 opponents.

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.

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Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned it.

At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

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At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

Negotiations will be arduous and messy, delegates warned during the opening ceremony, and are starting even as deadly violence continues to grip ...

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Historic talks begin between Taliban, Afghan government

Afghanistan's warring sides started negotiations on Saturday, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government for ...

Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

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Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

Press freedom advocates have called for the release of Khaled Drareni, an Algerian journalist arrested over his coverage of anti-government ...

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

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Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Journalist Islam el-Kalhy was detained on fake news charges after reporting on the death of a young man in police custody.

Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

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Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

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