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Golden Dawn rose from obscurity to infamy at the height of Greece's financial crisis, attracting supporters with racist and xenophobic rhetoric.

Rights groups are concerned over Algeria's recent expulsion of thousands of asylum seekers to Niger.

Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

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Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

"Egyptian security forces have used tear gas, batons, and on at least one occasion live ammunition, and arrested hundreds of protesters and bystanders to disperse scattered demonstrations over several days."

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

Despite a reduction in violence, Syrians remain subject to 'gross' human rights violations, a UN commission has said.

Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

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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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Sam Hamad

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to think ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty accuses Iran of gruesome torture in protest crackdown

Detainees were flogged, sexually abused, and given electric shocks as part of Iran's deadly crackdown on November's protests, Amnesty has claimed

Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Comment: Reham Yacoub's assassination is evidence of an increasingly restricted space for free speech and protest in Iraq, write Taif Alkhudary ...

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Stasa Salacanin

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

Rescuers are combing through the blast site, searching for missing people as the country reels from the tragedy.

Armed group attacks Darfur village, killing at least 7

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Armed group attacks Darfur village, killing at least 7

"The militia that committed this crime is supported by the old regime," a rebel spokesman said, referring to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their ...

Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Lebanon army <em>arrests</em> dozens after protests amid economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon army arrests dozens after protests amid economic crisis

The Lebanese army said it had arrested dozens of suspects for "vandalism", after days of protests triggered by a plunging local currency amid ...

Danya Hajjaji

Egypt LGBTQ+ activist arrested for flying Pride flag dies

Social media users mourned the passing of Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist Sarah Hegazi, who was arrested and tortured by authorities for flying a rainbow flag at a concert.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in several French cities, and clashes breaking out in Paris and Lyon.

Sarah Khalil

Lebanese activists release 'protest guide' for US demonstrators

A 'protest guide' created by Lebanese activists has been shared online, detailing ways in which demonstrators in the US can adequately equip ...

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle protests, ...

The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

Hanan Zaffar

India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

India is using the coronavirus pandemic to crack down on Muslim activists following widespread anti-government protests last year.

For Ahmaud Arbery's killers, his Blackness was transgression enough

Khaled A. Beydoun

For Ahmaud Arbery's killers, his Blackness was transgression enough

Comment: Gunned down while out for a jog, Ahmaud Arbery's death is a dark reminder of the racism that still permeates America and its justice ...

Algeria regime exploits virus to defeat protesters: analysts

The New Arab & agencies

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 country.

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Comment: The new NHS contact-tracing app puts the UK on the slippery slope of declining digital privacy in a post-coronavirus world, writes ...

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