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The jailed opposition leader has been on hunger strike since March 31. His blood potassium levels are now so high he could "die any minute", doctors say.

An Algerian academic is facing death threats over comments he made on common Islamic practices.

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters struck the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday.

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Emad Moussa

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national ...

Rocket fired from Gaza causes no injury in Israel

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Rocket fired from Gaza causes no injury in Israel

A rocket landed in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday, Israeli authorities claimed, though no casualties were reported.

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Tunisia mogul, ex-presidential candidate Karoui fined €6mn

One-time Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has been ordered to pay a fine worth millions for failure to pay customs dues, authorities said on Thursday.

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordanian woman convicted for insulting king 'receives royal call'

A Jordanian woman's conviction for insulting King Abdullah has sent shockwaves in Jordan.

Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

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Turkey frees journalist Altan after ECHR ruling

Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on ...

Libya releases 'one of world’s most wanted human traffickers'

The New Arab Staff

Libya releases 'one of world’s most wanted human traffickers'

Abd Al-Rahman Milad was released from prison after being accused of direct involvement in the sinking of migrant boats.

Egypt frees journalist couple

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaigns against Islamophobia in UK

Tasnim Nazeer

'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaigns against Islamophobia in UK

The 'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaign, launched by British Muslim activist Maz Saleem, invites people to share their own lived experiences of ...

Putin foe Navalny 'sues <em>prison</em> for withholding Quran'

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Putin foe Navalny 'sues prison for withholding Quran'

Alexei Navalny alleges that prison officials are refusing to give him the Muslim holy book, whose "deep" study was a "self-improvement" ...

The New Arab Staff

American faces Dubai imprisonment over 'marijuana smoked in US'

Peter Clarke, 51, was arrested in February after being rushed to hospital while suffering from pancreatitis.

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally expelling ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

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

Davide Abbatescianni

Ballad of a White Cow: A journey for justice

Film Review: Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam's moving drama centres on Mina, who devastatingly learns of her husband's execution for a ...

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russian prison threatens to force-feed Navalny amid weight loss

Russian prison officials are threatening to start force-feeding jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after losing nearly 10kg.

Egypt jails man for 8 years in #MeToo case

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt jails man for 8 years in #MeToo case

An Egyptian court sentenced a man to eight years in prison for sexually harassing three minors and drug possession, in a case that ...

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The New Arab Staff

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian <em>prison</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

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