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In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but activists have learnt lessons since then.

"Turkish unilateral and provocative activities in the Eastern Mediterranean are still taking place, including in Cyprus's exclusive economic zone."

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

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Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

The former president died at the age of 94 due to complications because of covid-19, his family revealed.

Saudi wounds French consulate guard in Jeddah knife attack

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Saudi wounds French consulate guard in Jeddah knife attack

A Saudi citizen wounded a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah.

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Courtney Freer

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further sidelining the Palestinian Authority, writes Sarah Daoud.

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Saudi appoints women in senior roles in holy mosques

Saudi Arabia has appointed 10 women in senior roles at Islam's two holiest sites, authorities said Sunday, as the conservative petro-state seeks ...

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

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War-torn Syria goes to the polls amid economic crisis

Several lists were allowed to run across the country but any real opposition is absent from the poll, no surprises are expected and the ruling ...

Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

The New Arab

Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an ...

Gabriel Davis

Democracy or dependence? Algeria's future in a rentier economy

Comment: Democracy in Algeria will require reduced dependence on the domestic hydrocarbons industry and the networks of cronyism that run it, ...

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Malia Bouattia

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Comment: UK communities of colour are propping up the stay-at-home privileged class, and putting themselves at risk in the process, writes Malia ...

Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus

Rami G. Khouri

Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus

Comment: Weak political and economic management will now be further exposed, as coronavirus and multiple new crises roll over the region, writes ...

Erdogan in Brussels for refugee talks with EU

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Erdogan in Brussels for refugee talks with EU

Germany has suggested taking in 1,500 child refugees - fewer than the total number of asylum seekers that have arrived to Greece from Turkey ...

Turkey's Erdogan demands EU support in Syria

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Turkey's Erdogan demands EU support in Syria

Erdogan said Europe must support Turkey's 'political and humanitarian solutions in Syria' if it wants to resolve the influx of refugees, which ...

Sam Hamad

Mubarak is dead, but the pharaoh state lives on

Comment: The pharaoh is dead, but the Egypt of rampant corruption and every day savagery that Mubarak had a definitive hand in creating is thriving, writes Sam Hamad.

Amr Salahi

Hosni Mubarak: The godfather of Egypt’s corrupt police state

Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at the age of 91. His uninspired rule lasted for 29 years and saw the entrenchment of corruption and the ...

The New Arab

Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

A YouTube rap video from Saudi Arabia garnered more than 1.6 million views in a week before it was taken down.

The New Arab

Turkey to abolish visas for UK tourists

Turkey is set to welcome six countries, including the UK and Poland, into its visa-free club as a move to open European borders.

Love, lust, heartache: Secret dating lives of young Saudis

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Love, lust, heartache: Secret dating lives of young Saudis

Covert dating operations illustrate how Saudi Arabia's young population is often compelled to lead dual lives in the pursuit of social liberties ...

The New Arab

Saudi who dressed as devil faces five years jail

A Saudi man who shared video of himself dressed up as a devil while driving a car faces up to five years in jail for 'insulting religious ...

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Sam Hamad

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Comment: Almost a decade after the January 25 revolution, the problems that fueled it have been wildly exacerbated under Sisi's tyrannical rule, ...

Sudanese government closes ten 'unauthorised'  Islamic-themed channels

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Sudanese government closes ten 'unauthorised' Islamic-themed channels

Sudan has closed down a major broadcaster for operating ten 'unauthorised' TV channels, including one run by ultraconservative preacher ...

Saudi Arabia to stage first women's pro golf event

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Saudi Arabia to stage first women's pro golf event

Saudi Arabia will host a professional women's golf tournament in 2020, despite boycotts by golf superstars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy earlier ...

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