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Comment: All too often, 'women's empowerment' in the MENA and Gulf represents the neoliberal interests of western institutions and their elite Arab partners, writes Shaikha Al-Hashem.

A revived pro-democracy movement has taken root again in the North Africa country.

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of <em>liberation</em>

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace in the solidarity of the Hirak movement, and her own family.

Eritrean troops killed hundreds in Ethiopia massacre: HRW

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Eritrean troops killed hundreds in Ethiopia massacre: HRW

An Amnesty International investigation into the same events detailed how Eritrean troops "went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds ...

UN urges Eritrean troops to leave Ethiopia's Tigray

The New Arab Staff

UN urges Eritrean troops to leave Ethiopia's Tigray

The UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Mark Lowcock called on Addis Ababa to withdraw its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray ...

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Blinken presses Ethiopia prime minister for atrocity probe

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Ethiopia's prime minister to allow an international investigation after allegations of a massacre.

Emad Moussa

Is Barghouti the best hope for a free Palestine?

Comment: For the disillusioned and the frustrated, Barghouti's presidency seems like an attractive option. But the staying power of his ...

Mansour Omari

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Comment: The Koblenz trial is of national interest to Germany. Denying that, is to also deny Syrians a valuable, formal archive of Assad's ...

Five Palestinian factions ally with Fatah in upcoming elections

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Five Palestinian factions ally with Fatah in upcoming elections

The Palestinian Democratic Union, the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front, the Arab ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their ...

Eritrean troops killed 'hundreds' in Ethiopia massacre: Amnesty

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Eritrean troops killed 'hundreds' in Ethiopia massacre: Amnesty

Amnesty International found Eritrean soldiers killed hundreds of people during the Tigray conflict.

Tigray official slams damage by troops from 'neighbouring' country

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Tigray official slams damage by troops from 'neighbouring' country

The presence of soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea has been widely documented, but repeatedly denied by Addis Ababa and Asmara.

Massive casualties after Houthis' offensive on Yemen's Marib intensifies

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Massive casualties after Houthis' offensive on Yemen's Marib intensifies

Clashes between Houthi and government forces have led to hundreds of causalities in Marib, where the Houthis are attempting to gain territory.

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Ruqaya Izzidien

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Comment: Genuine dialogue requires a respectful space, and if you're not white, you won't find it on Barnett's Woman's Hour, writes Ruqaya ...

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Algeria used 'repressive tactics' during Hirak protests: Amnesty International

Dozens of Algerian protesters, journalists, and activists have been arrested, wrongfully prosecuted, and sometimes tortured.

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Narjas Zatat

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all its forms.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

At least 35 Algerian pro-democracy activists were freed from jail in the past 24 hours under presidential pardons, the National Committee for ...

Algeria frees first activists after presidential pardons

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Algeria frees first activists after presidential pardons

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in a long-awaited speech to the nation late Thursday, declared dozens of pardons in a gesture of appeasement as ...

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Houthis accuse Yemen government of fighting alongside IS

It is not the first time the Houthis have claimed they are fighting against IS and Al Qaeda, alongside the Yemeni government.

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians ...

Bangladesh orders Al Jazeera documentary be scrubbed from web

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Bangladesh orders Al Jazeera documentary be scrubbed from web

Bangladesh's high court ordered the country's telco regulator to 'remove or take down Al Jazeera's documentary'.

French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

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French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious ...

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