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In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

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, writes Ruba Ali Al-Hassani.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power over Iraqi affairs.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green ...

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life: state media

Mahmoud Ezzat, a senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in an Egyptian prison on terror charges.

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

US lifts Trump sanctions on Hague prosecutor, seeking cooperation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US lifts Trump sanctions on Hague prosecutor, seeking cooperation

The US will lift sanctions on ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, previously imposed by the Trump administration.

Algeria protesters demand independent judiciary

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria protesters demand independent judiciary

Protesters across Algeria have called for an independent judiciary following the incarceration of regime opponents.

Biden to reverse Trump ICC sanctions despite key divisions

The New Arab Staff

Biden to reverse Trump ICC sanctions despite key divisions

Despite continued disagreements on Afghanistan and Palestine, the Biden administration is reportedly planning to reverse Trump's sanctions on ...

Land Day 2021: Israel intensifies efforts to cleanse Palestinians

Emad Moussa

Land Day 2021: Israel intensifies efforts to cleanse Palestinians

Comment: After 45 years of historic dispossession, Palestinians are facing intensified Israeli efforts to cleanse them from their ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China sanctions UK figures over Xinjiang

On Friday China announced sanctions against nine UK individuals and four entities, saying they had "maliciously spread lies and disinformation" over Beijing's treatment of Uyghurs.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Deadlock prevails as tallying resumes in Israeli election

Tuesday’s vote, the fourth Israeli parliamentary elections in two years, was widely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu’s fitness to rule ...

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 ...

Keira Dignan

Frontex: The EU agency under fire for migrant pushbacks

In-depth: There are mounting allegations of illegal and violent practices by the EU agency Frontex, suggesting the EU's border system ...

EU slaps sanctions on Chinese officials over Uighur abuses

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU slaps sanctions on Chinese officials over Uighur abuses

The European Union is sanctioning four Chinese officials accused of responsibility for abuses against Uighurs, as part of a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK warns EU vaccine export ban would be 'counter-productive'

Britain warned the European Union against halting exports of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines if the bloc does not receive promised ...

Thousands protest Turkey's withdrawal from women's treaty

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thousands protest Turkey's withdrawal from women's treaty

Protests erupted in Turkey after announcing a decision to withdraw from the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against ...

Tanzania’s Samia Hassan becomes Africa’s first-ever Muslim woman president

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tanzania’s Samia Hassan becomes Africa’s first-ever Muslim woman president

Tanzanian Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the African continent’s first ever Muslim woman president following the mysterious death of ...

Turkey rebuffs criticism <em>of</em> crackdown on pro-Kurdish party

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey rebuffs criticism of crackdown on pro-Kurdish party

Turkey has told foreign countries not to interfere in its domestic affairs after criticism over an attempt to ban the pro-Kurdish HDP party.

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