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Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

Nabeel Rajab has faced years of imprisonment and a government campaign coordinated against him for backing the island's 2011 Arab Spring protests.

South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Zam Yusa

South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Analysis: Since the fall of IS' self-proclaimed caliphate, some fighters from south-east Asia have returned home, but many remain in the region, writes Zam Yusa.

Egyptian politician threatens 'uprising', calls for referendum on Sisi

The New Arab

Egyptian politician threatens 'uprising', calls for referendum on Sisi

Former diplomat Masoum Marzouk called for a referendum on Sisi's leadership, or otherwise face a popular uprising

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

CJ Werleman

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

Comment: Tech giant and entrepreneur Steve Wozniak is rubber stamping the Saudi monarchy's efforts to rehabilitate its global reputation, writes ...

The New Arab

'They are killing my father': Bahraini activist launches hunger-strike

Ali Mushaima, who has been stripped of his Bahraini citizenship, has launched a hunger strike demanding medical aid for his dying, imprisoned father.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria civil registers disclose hundreds of prison deaths

Rights groups say Syria's security agencies used arrests and torture to terrorise the population as Arab Spring-styled ...

Paul Iddon

The Trump administration's Iran policy is completely misguided

Comment: Iranians may well be unhappy with the country's current economy and politics but pursuing aggressive regime change with the deeply ...

The New Arab

Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Without Israel's blockade, Gaza would flourish

Muhammad Shehada

Without Israel's blockade, Gaza would flourish

Comment: Gaza is a resilient and vibrant community that is poised to flourish. It's time to lift the blockade, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Sam Hamad

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has ...

'The Syrian revolution is not dead'

Ömer Özkizilcik

'The Syrian revolution is not dead'

Analysis: Many consider the armed opposition defeated and the Syrian uprising dead. But Syria's rebels are keeping faith in their revolution, ...

HRW slams Morocco over journalist's 3-year jail term

The New Arab & agencies

HRW slams Morocco over journalist's 3-year jail term

Hamid el Mahdaoui was sentenced in June for "not denouncing" attempts to harm state security

Tunisia passes illegal enrichment law to fight endemic corruption

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia passes illegal enrichment law to fight endemic corruption

The legislation will force the president, ministers, senior public sector officials, banks, judges, security forces, journalists and unions to ...

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

The New Arab

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

Usman Butt

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kuwait court sentences lawmakers over Arab Spring protest

A Kuwaiti opposition leader and several other lawmakers have been sentenced over the storming of the country's parliament in 2011.

Noor El-Terk

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Liverpool's annual Arab Art Festival is back for the 20th year running promising a diverse and exciting programme jam-packed with a mix ...

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunisian capital

The New Arab & agencies

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunisian capital

Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday to become ...

Stephanie Savell

How America's wars fund inequality at home

Comment: The invisible impact of war funding will have a huge impact on the US economy, writes Stephanie Savell.

So long to freedom of expression in Morocco

Ilhem Rachidi

So long to freedom of expression in Morocco

Comment: The brief period of openness that followed the uprising in 2011 did not last long. Today, civil rights are curtailed, and demonstrators ...

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Austin Bodetti

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, writes ...

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Mohamed ElMeshad

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive ...

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