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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on China, Iran and Cuba in a last-minute push aimed at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.

The EU added Syria's recently appointed foreign minister to its sanctions blacklist.

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Malia Bouattia

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, too, writes Malia Bouattia.

Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

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Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

Two Egyptian bloggers and TikTokers have been acquitted of 'violating family values' following a campaign to free them.

UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

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UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's proposals will likely fall short of sanctioning Chinese officials linked to Uighur re-education camps ...

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Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

The Green Italy party has said it will file a legal complaint over the government's continued arms sale to Egypt despite the murder of an Italian student.

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'Capitol Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

As the US picks itself up after a night of violence in the Capitol Building, some pundits are being criticised for Orientalist takes on the ...

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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

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Car bombs kill six in pro-Turkey north Syria: monitor

Children were among six people killed in two car bombings in Syria on Saturday.

Harvard students say US must help free detained Uighur

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Harvard students say US must help free detained Uighur

Ekpar Asat was detained after taking part in a State Department-linked exchange programme in the US.

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Car bomb kills five in Turkish-controlled Syria: monitor

The Turkish defence ministry said two children had been killed and two civilians wounded.

Car bomb hits near Russia base in northeast Syria

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Car bomb hits near Russia base in northeast Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported several wounded in the attack after midnight in the Tal Saman area in Raqa ...

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Turkey says it won't deport Uighurs to China

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Turkey says it won't deport Uighurs to China

China ratified an extradition treaty with Turkey last week, sparking fears among the Uighur exile community.

Syria war killed 6,800 in 2020, lowest annual toll

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Syria war killed 6,800 in 2020, lowest annual toll

The death toll of the Syrian war was the lower it has ever been since the conflict started.

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Morocco arrests dissident historian

Historian and human rights activist Maati Monjib, 60, will be taken to a Rabat court, which will decide whether he will be prosecuted or provisionally released.

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Uighur activists alarmed by China-Turkey extradition treaty

Uighur activists have sounded the alarm that members of the community in Turkey could be forcibly returned to China, where they face risk of ...

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Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger strike in ...

Malia Bouattia

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Comment: China is couching Uighur exploitation in Xinjiang's cotton fields in the language of counter-terrorism. Everyone in the supply chain ...

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudanese demand 'justice' two years after protests erupted

Protesters marched through the streets of Sudanese cities in remembrance of a movement that got rid of dictator Omar al-Bashir.

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian <em>repression</em>?

Joe Stork

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Comment: The trial may present an opportunity to shame Italy, France, Germany and the United States for continuing to indulge Egypt's iron-fist ...

Few feel life has improved since Arab Spring: poll

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Few feel life has improved since Arab Spring: poll

A new poll suggests many believe inequality has grown worse since the pro-freedom uprisings broke out a decade ago.

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

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