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Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or regime attempts to stifle them, writes Malia Bouattia.

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises questions over freedom of speech, writes Jillian C. York.

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.

The New Arab Staff

Democracy at 'all-time low' following coronavirus driven by authoritarians

The Democracy Index in 2020 has hit an all-time low since the index was first produced in 2006.

The New Arab Staff

Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

A new Amnesty International report marking ten years since the uprising in Bahrain said authorities in the Gulf kingdom have continued to crush ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Death sentences of 3 Saudis commuted to jail time

Three young Saudis from the minority Shia community had their death sentences commuted to 10 years in prison, officials said, as the kingdom ...

The New Arab Staff

WHO to launch mass Syria Covid-19 vaccination programme

The WHO will deploy staff to carry out its Covid-19 vaccination programme in Syria as early as April.

Making sense of Europe's response to the Arab Spring

David Suber

Making sense of Europe's response to the Arab Spring

The New Arab speaks to analyst Lorenzo Trombetta about the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on Mediterranean geopolitics.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Tunisians protest against 'police state'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisians protest against 'police state'

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Tunis to demonstrate against police repression.

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

Gaia Caramazza

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against women and ...

Tunisia parliament reshuffles cabinet as protests continue

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia parliament reshuffles cabinet as protests continue

Hundreds of protesters faced off against riot police outside the Tunisian parliament as lawmakers inside confirmed a cabinet reshuffle amid ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

Hundreds gathered near the heavily-guarded parliament on Tuesday, as lawmakers held a debate inside on a list of new ministers for key government portfolios.

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The New Arab Staff

End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Saudi imams fired for not warning against Muslim Brotherhood

The New Arab Staff

Saudi imams fired for not warning against Muslim Brotherhood

Saudi Arabia's religious affairs minister said the move highlighted the importance of following state directives.

US deepens sanctions on Syria, targets Assad's in-laws

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US deepens sanctions on Syria, targets Assad's in-laws

The new sanctions target Syria's central bank, Bashar Assad's in-laws, and others.

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 ...

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