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A jailed Moroccan journalist was included in a list of most urgent global cases of threats against the press.

Saudi Arabia has placed Sheikh Abdul Majid Al-Zindani, an influential Yemeni cleric, with ties to the Islamist Islah party, under house arrest in Mecca.

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Jo Schietti

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

Egypt's medics demand coronavirus protections after 50 doctors die

The New Arab Staff

Egypt's medics demand coronavirus protections after 50 doctors die

Egypt's doctors have issued a list of urgent demands for improved coronavirus precautions in hopsitals, after at least 50 medics died from ...

Egypt's Sisi mocked for prioritising new capital over coronavirus

Florence Dixon

Egypt's Sisi mocked for prioritising new capital over coronavirus

Egyptians have taken to Twitter to mock the president's lavish spending plans for a new administrative capital city, while the regime's response ...

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle ...

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Amr Salahi

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Thousands of Palestinians, most of them students, have been left stranded and out of pocket around the world as Arab countries refuse them leave ...

Iraq security forces arrest armed men after protester killed

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq security forces arrest armed men after protester killed

Several men were arrested over the death of an Iraqi protestor.

Amnesty demands release of four Yemeni journalists facing execution

The New Arab

Amnesty demands release of four Yemeni journalists facing execution

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International is calling on Yemen's Houthi rebels to release journalists sentenced to death for ...

Red Cross urges Israel to release 'at-risk' Palestinian prisoners

The New Arab & agencies

Red Cross urges Israel to release 'at-risk' Palestinian prisoners

The Red Cross and other leading NGOs have raised concern over more than 5,000 Palestinian prisoners that are susceptible to contracting the ...

Together Against Coronavirus: Shining a spotlight on frontline heroes

The New Arab

Together Against Coronavirus: Shining a spotlight on frontline heroes

In this special series, The New Arab profiles charities, organisations, and initiatives leading the response against the coronavirus pandemic ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi closes in on Newcastle football club takeover deal

A deal allowing a Saudi Arabian group backed primarily by Mohammed bin Salman to take over Newcastle United football club appears to be on the verge of taking place.

Ella Linskens

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Egypt's imposition of a mandatory "self-isolation" in the North Sinai governorate may allow it to steer clear of a coronavirus outbreak.

Alessandra Bajec

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

While some Middle East regimes have temporarily released inmates as the coronavirus spreads in crowded jails, countless political prisoners, ...

The New Arab

Israeli forces 'steal' coronavirus food aid for Palestinians

Israeli forces have confiscated food from a Palestinian aid convoy that was meant for needy families in occupied East Jerusalem.

Palestinian-Israelis are not being tested for coronavirus

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian-Israelis are not being tested for coronavirus

Palestinian citizens of Israel say they are being discriminated against with the coronavirus outbreak.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

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

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 ...

Egyptian court demands whereabouts of Arab Spring icon

The New Arab

Egyptian court demands whereabouts of Arab Spring icon

Many fear Egyptian blogger and lawmaker Mostafa al-Naggar has been killed.

Palestinian stabbed to death in Tel Aviv

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Palestinian stabbed to death in Tel Aviv

A Palestinian man died from stab wounds after being attacked by an unidentified perpetrator in Tel Aviv.

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