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As Germany is also withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan this year, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to offer protection for the local staff having worked for Germany.

Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France doesn't like it, writes Malia Bouattia.

Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

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Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

The family of Hassan Al-Banna, a reporter for Al-Sharq newspaper who spent over two years in administrative detention in Egypt, has expressed concern for his mental and physical health.

HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

The New Arab Staff

HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

Fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key human rights gains.

Northern Cyprus sparks Turkish anger with 'Quran teaching ban'

The New Arab Staff

Northern Cyprus sparks Turkish anger with 'Quran teaching ban'

Turkish Cypriot authorities have denied there will be a ban on Quran classes, but a court ruling on religious instruction has been condemned by ...

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Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on pre-trail detention.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

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Egypt frees journalist couple

Egypt has released two journalists who have been help in prison for 18 months on charges of belonging to a terrorist group.

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Jordan security court to try 'plot' suspects

Jordan has announced that it will put on trial those accused of plotting to destabilise Jordan.

Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

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Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

Al Araby TV and Al-Araby Al-Jadeed have condemned Hamed's 'interrogation' as an 'attack on freedom of press and human rights ...

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Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

Egypt has freed prominent dissident journalist and politician Khaled Dawoud after more than 18 months in detention.

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

William Christou

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

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Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

After the dramatic events involving Prince Hamzah, the king of Jordan has announced that he will make an address.

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US 'concerned' over Saudi aid worker's 20-year jail term

The US expressed concern after a Saudi aid worker was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU condemns China media 'harassment' after BBC departure

BBC correspondent John Sudworth left China amid a 'full-on propaganda attack'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

BBC reporter leaves China, says 'too risky'

A BBC correspondent had to leave China for Taiwan after facing pressure from authorities over his reporting on Xinjiang rights abuses and the ...

Algeria jails journalist for 'defamation'

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Algeria jails journalist for 'defamation'

Algerian journalist Abdelhakim Setouane was sentenced to six months in jail for defamation of a former speaker of the lower house of parliament.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish prosecutor indicts French journalists over Erdogan-mocking caricature

A Turkish prosecutor called for four French journalists to be sentenced to up to four years in prison over a cartoon mocking Erdogan

Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

During journalist Khaled Drareni's trial in September, his defence team said there had been "pressure (from the executive) on judges".

Iraq's Saddam-era laws being used to silence critics

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Saddam-era laws being used to silence critics

Laws inherited from Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq are still being used to silence critics 18 years later.

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens ...

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