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In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Pakistan suffered a near countrywide blackout just before midnight on Sunday, plunging large swathes of the country into total darkness.

The teachers were right all along

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a criminal display of incompetence, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Iraqi authorities inked a preliminary deal to obtain the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by early next year.

Negar Mortazavi

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Negar Mortazavi about her hopes for the Biden administration's foreign policy, and takes stock of the damage done over the last four years.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Alessandra Bajec

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

Malia Bouattia

Tories are opposing cuts to aid for wrong reasons

Comment: Conservative opposition to Rishi Sunak's foreign aid cut has laid bare the distinctly unhumanitarian nature if its existence, writes ...

Streets engulfed as Lebanon hit by torrential rains

The New Arab Staff

Streets engulfed as Lebanon hit by torrential rains

Many Lebanese blame the severe flooding on government incompetence and corruption.

The New Arab Staff

World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

Everything you wanted to know about Arab-American voting intentions

Ella Linskens

Everything you wanted to know about Arab-American voting intentions

The New Arab Meets: Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry to discuss her community's role in the upcoming US election.

Israeli delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

An Israeli delegation visited the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday in order to pave the way for the normalisation of relations, amid ...

Sudan protester killed as police clear streets: medics

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan protester killed as police clear streets: medics

At least 14 protesters were also wounded and more suffered breathing difficulties as a result of the 'extreme violence,' medics said.

Sudan closes Khartoum roads amid online calls for protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan closes Khartoum roads amid online calls for protests

Soldiers have been deployed across Khartoum to close off roads amid calls for protests.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New Zealand's Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office on Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt begins trial of ex-student accused in #MeToo wave

The former student accused of sexual assaulting three minors could face life imprisonment if convicted.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Woes of Beirut rescuers 'microcosm' of troubled Lebanon

Fierce forest fires, a monster explosion that killed friends, then more Beirut blazes; Lebanon's emergency services are reeling from a ...

Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in Damascus

A sculpture of a horse’s head which briefly appeared in Damascus has been mocked by social media users who noticed that it was an imitation of ...

Libyan oil firm lifts force majeure on 'safe' fields

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan oil firm lifts force majeure on 'safe' fields

Pro-Haftar groups had blockaded key oilfields and export terminals from January 17 to demands what they called a fair share of hydrocarbon ...

Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar said the command of his forces had 'put aside all military and political considerations' to respond to the ...

Libyan protestors torch eastern government offices

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan protestors torch eastern government offices

Protests began late on Thursday in Benghazi in the east, as anger boiled at regular power cuts, cash shortages and high fuel ...

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