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In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of greater gender equality remains unfulfilled.

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three decades.

Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet

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Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet

The violence has brought condemnation from around the world.

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of ...

Myanmar security forces fire on anti-coup protesters

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Myanmar security forces fire on anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces fired on protesters demonstrating against the February 1 coup.

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Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

Despite the challenges, human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa are continuing their battle for civil rights in the face of increasing oppression.

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

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Palestinian Raed Salah held in solitary confinement by Israel

Sheikh Raed Salah is being held in solitary confinement by Israel and denied family visits.

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

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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 ...

Philippe Marlière

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Comment: French academia is under attack from an increasingly right-wing government looking to discredit researchers whose findings it considers ...

Algeria's president appeases protesters with pardons, calls early polls

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Algeria's president appeases protesters with pardons, calls early polls

Algeria's president pardoned jailed anti-government activists and announced early elections.

Why activists are still sceptical of Iraq's political elites

Sofia Nitti

Why activists are still sceptical of Iraq's political elites

In-depth: With elections on the horizon, activists and mainstream parties have been discussing possible alliances. But many in Iraq's protest ...

Myanmar junta cuts internet again to quell anti-coup rallies

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Myanmar junta cuts internet again to quell anti-coup rallies

Troops fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city, hours before authorities again cut internet ...

Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

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Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

Human rights protesters have taken to the streets against a military coup in Myanmar.

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Algerian president returns from Germany after post-Covid surgery

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune returned home after a stay in Germany for surgery following post-coronavirus complications.

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Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

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Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

A new Amnesty International report marking ten years since the uprising in Bahrain said authorities in the Gulf kingdom have continued to crush ...

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

Iraq militia raids activists' houses in Najaf

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Iraq militia raids activists' houses in Najaf

Militia forces attacked houses in Iraq’s Najaf province on Saturday night, after a group of activists chanted slogans against Shia cleric ...

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Tens of thousands rally to protest Myanmar coup

Yangoon residents have massively taken the streets to request the return of their elected leaders, Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, arrested by ...

Myanmar anti-coup <em>protests</em> grow as army broadens internet crackdown

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Myanmar anti-coup protests grow as army broadens internet crackdown

The army is being criticised by human rights activists as the military coup is denounced by civilians who have taken to protesting.

Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup

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Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup

Facebook has been blocked in Myanmar, following calls for disobedience after Monday's coup.

Making sense of Europe's response to the Arab Spring

David Suber

Making sense of Europe's response to the Arab Spring

The New Arab speaks to analyst Lorenzo Trombetta about the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on Mediterranean geopolitics.

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