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Jordanian police attacked teachers for protesting against the government not honouring a pay bonus.

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid condemnation from human rights and press freedom groups.

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

Police seized computers as part of the investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary about migrants in Malaysia.

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Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with ...

The New Arab Staff

UN 'dismayed' at Libya journalist's 15-year prison term

UNSMIL voiced dismay at the sentencing of Ismail Abuzreiba to 15 years imprisonment following a trial by a military tribunal in the country's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, a journalist critical of Haftar, has been jailed on vague terorrism-related charges, sparking outcry from human rights ...

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been ...

Tunisia parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi survives no confidence vote

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi survives no confidence vote

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisian Ennahdha Party, will stay on as parliament speaker.

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Hugo Goodridge

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to ...

Calls for release of Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

The New Arab Staff

Calls for release of Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

Mohammad Awatif Kachchach was jailed for six months for sharing a cartoon online.

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials in Tehran".

The New Arab Staff

Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

The ex-correspondent of France24 was detained in the capital Algiers.

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

The New Arab Staff

Deadly 'PKK bombing' and Syrian rebel clashes kill civilians

A bombing in Ras Al-Ain and intra-rebel clashes have rocked an uneasy peace in northern Syria.

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing ...

Muslim woman scolded for wearing burkini in Egypt pool

The New Arab Staff

Muslim woman scolded for wearing burkini in Egypt pool

A 10-minute video that surfaced online has caused uproar in Egypt for discrimination against a Muslim woman who chose to wear a burkini in a ...

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The Turkish government has been accused of censoring gay characters in two Netflix series, sparking a heated conversation around censorship and ...

Iran must quash death sentences against protesters: UN experts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran must quash death sentences against protesters: UN experts

A group of UN experts urged Iran not to execute three men whose death sentences sparked widespread outrage.

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