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Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

Book Club: Leila Rafei's debut novel Spring is a stunning work that exemplifies the kind of stories we need to read and write about in the Arab world.

Islamists expected to win Algeria's elections, breaking military's domination

The New Arab Staff

Islamists expected to win Algeria's elections, breaking military's domination

Experts say Islamist parties will likely win Algeria's elections this June, which will mean breaking from a long history of secular military rule.

Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in exile from coronavirus

The New Arab Staff

Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in exile from coronavirus

Michel Kilo, a figurehead of the Syrian opposition, lost his life on Monday after releasing a final message to his people.

Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

Berbers in Algeria are marking the anniversary for a protest movement that inspired the Hirak movement some twenty years later.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Malia Bouattia

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the ...

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Key dates in Jordan's history

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Key dates in Jordan's history

Since its independence in 1946, Jordan has been through major events that defined its History.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

Assad, 55, and his wife, Asma, who is 10 years younger and had announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, had isolated themselves since ...

Jordan clamps down on Arab Spring anniversary protests

The New Arab Staff

Jordan clamps down on Arab Spring anniversary protests

Hundreds have been arrested in Jordan as protestors take to the streets to mark ten years since the Arab Spring uprisings.

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

The New Arab Staff

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

Saadawi was the Arabic-speaking world's most influential feminist.

How Syria's war defined a decade

Sam Hamad

How Syria's war defined a decade

Comment: A decade of war and displacement has left the root causes of Syria's revolution remain firmly in place, and its people no closer to ...

EU halts sanctions against family of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU halts sanctions against family of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak

The EU announced that it was ending sanctions against the family of former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and others.

Siana Bangura

Of course the royal family is a racist institution

Comment: It's unsurprising Meghan experienced the racism she did, given Britain's long history of empire, colonialism and capitalism, writes Siana Bangura.

Sahar Khamis

The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the ...

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

The New Arab Staff

Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

The suggestion comes in conjunction with efforts by the ruling centre-left government, headed by Mette Fredricksen, to provide "temporary ...

Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or ...

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

The New Arab Staff

Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

The reshuffle is seen as another sign the Biden government is refocusing on other areas of the world.

Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

At least 35 Algerian pro-democracy activists were freed from jail in the past 24 hours under presidential pardons, the National Committee for ...

After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

Saudi Arabia has begun provisionally releasing some viewed as dissidents as Riyadh comes under US pressure.

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