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Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

Hundred of Syrians accused of minor infractions have been released as part of a general amnesty ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.

Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

The New Arab Staff

Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

With the registration process for Iran’s election set to last five days, The New Arab provides a brief run-through of names to keep an eye on.

Iran candidates register for presidential <em>election</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran candidates register for presidential election

The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has in recent months urged for high turnout, expressing hope that this would encourage the ...

How the ‘Zarifgate tapes' exposed Iran’s bitter power struggle

Thomas O. Falk

How the ‘Zarifgate tapes' exposed Iran’s bitter power struggle

In-depth: Leaked tapes of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif touched on the Revolutionary Guard and Qasem Soleimani, revealing deep political rifts.

The New Arab Staff

First Muslim woman elected to Greater London Assembly

Hina Bokhari was among three female Muslim candidates elected to the assembly, while Sadiq Khan was also re-elected as London's mayor in a landslide.

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Guards ex-official promises 'powerful' government in Iran presidential run

The former Republican Guards Corps construction chief said he opposed polarisation in politics.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Opposition fighters withdraw from Mogadishu after deadly clashes

Hundreds of opposition fighters withdrew from positions they had held in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, since late April.

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Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

Pakistani PM Imran Khan is due to meet Saudi leaders in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during a three-day visit.

Israel's Lapid faces daunting path to anti-Netanyahu govt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel's Lapid faces daunting path to anti-Netanyahu govt

Yair Lapid has been given then opportunity to form a coalition government, after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to meet the deadline.

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London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan set for landslide victory

London's first Muslim and ethnic minority mayor is seeking a second term amid concerns about rising crime in the UK capital.

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Ruslan Trad

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and ...

Can Somalia's prime minister end the country's <em>election</em> crisis?

Faisal Ali

Can Somalia's prime minister end the country's election crisis?

Analysis: After tensions in Mogadishu spilled over into violence, Somalia's political players want to give the prime minister the benefit of the ...

Former Iraq PM forms coalition with Shia Islamist leader

The New Arab Staff

Former Iraq PM forms coalition with Shia Islamist leader

Iraq's parliamentary election were postponed until 10 October.

Syrian president declares amnesty as <em>election</em> approaches

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian president declares amnesty as election approaches

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree authorising the release of some prisoners ahead of elections, in a move unlikely to bring hope ...

The New Arab Staff

Gunmen attack opposition Palestinian candidate’s home after election delay

Gunmen attacked the home of candidate Nizar Banat after he called on the EU to halt funding to the Palestinian Authority following President Mahmoud Abbas’s postponement of long overdue elections.

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French soldiers face punishment over retired generals' 'Islamist' letter

The French government threatened to punish active soldiers who signed an open letter by 25 retired generals warning the country is headed for ...

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Palestinian leadership to meet Thursday to discuss postponing elections

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said the elections would be discussed when representatives of all the main factions meet on Thursday.

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Presidential runner-up named interim Chad PM by military junta

Albert Pahimi Padacke will serve as interim PM. Chad's Transitional Military Council promised to hold elections in 18 months' time.

Egypt’s information minister resigns after months-long standoff with media

The New Arab Staff

Egypt’s information minister resigns after months-long standoff with media

Osama Heikal resigned after months of pressure by pro-government figures who disapproved of his criticism Egypt's media.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK's Johnson under growing pressure after ex-aide's attacks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced growing scrutiny Sunday following explosive accusations by his former chief aide Dominic Cummings ...

Egypt's Brotherhood mulls elections in exile amid internal dissent

The New Arab Staff

Egypt's Brotherhood mulls elections in exile amid internal dissent

The acting leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Ibrahim Munir, is reportedly planning elections to the movement's governing body, despite ...

Chad bids farewell to Deby as France backs son

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Chad bids farewell to Deby as France backs son

France's President Macron and Sahel allies have backed Deby's son despite opposotion accusations of an 'institutional coup'.

UN Security Council to announce support for Palestinian elections

The New Arab Staff

UN Security Council to announce support for Palestinian elections

The UN Security Council will hold a session to discuss Israeli violations in Palestine and attempts to prevent voting in East Jerusalem.

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