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The long read: Turkish women won political rights early on, but soon met opposition. Today their participation is not, in theory, limited, but representation remains low, writes Hazal Atay.

In-depth: 'We will tell our children, Jerusalem is ours.'

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Sam Hamad

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Comment: President Sisi's rule may not be on the brink of collapse, but its recent handling of Ahmed Shafiq shows the foundations are cracking, writes Sam Hamad.

Saleh's death, checkmate

Afrah Nasser

Saleh's death, checkmate

Comment: Saleh's death causes us to revisit the injustices that led Yemenis to rise up in 2011, writes Afrah Nasser.

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Gehad Quisay

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Book review: 'Egypt', Robert Springborg's latest release, is a fascinating exploration of the deep state that established the republic, and that ...

Myra Al-Rahim

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Comment: The health of Lebanon's environment is inextricably linked to that of its people. The government is destroying them both, writes Myra Al-Rahim.

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya - a country controlled by organised crime gangs

In-depth: Thousands of people have been abducted and killed in Libya, where the security services have all but disappeared and gangster militias ...

Ahmad Haj Hamdo

Damascus' water-filters are causing, not stopping, a dysentery outbreak

Investigation: There has been a rise in dysentery cases in Damascus, as impoverished families turn to dubious water sources out of necessity.

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

#Rabaa: 'Egyptians must unite,' says wife of Brotherhood leader

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#Rabaa: 'Egyptians must unite,' says wife of Brotherhood leader

The wife of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed al-Beltagy has called on Egyptians to reconcile their differences on the anniversary ...

Gehad Quisay

Egypt comes one step closer to total military control

Comment: Sixty-three years after Nasser passed the reins of the state to his fellow military officers, Sisi seeks to expand on that legacy, but ...

Saudi Arabia and UAE: When bullies come a cropper

Bill Law

Saudi Arabia and UAE: When bullies come a cropper

Comment: The rash and unreasonable list of demands that Saud Arabia has issued to Qatar shows a total disregard for diplomacy, and little ...

War in Yemen: Internal power struggles and foreign intervention

Bilal Ahmed

War in Yemen: Internal power struggles and foreign intervention

Analysis: Since the 2011 uprising, Yemen has become a battleground for internal and external warring factions, and escalating foreign ...

Police arrest ten at Istanbul Gay Pride parade

The New Arab

Police arrest ten at Istanbul Gay Pride parade

Police shut down Istanbul's Gay Pride parade on Sunday after responding to revellers with rubber bullets and making some ten arrests.

Istanbul's Gay Pride presses ahead despite ban

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Istanbul's Gay Pride presses ahead despite ban

Istanbul's Gay Pride parade went ahead on Sunday, a day after officials in Turkey's largest city banned it, citing safety and public order ...

Chris Doyle

Neither consistent nor ethical: Britain's Middle East policy

Comment: Brexit will drive British foreign policy after the election. For the Middle East this means privileging security and trade to the detriment of human rights, writes Chris Doyle.

The New Arab

Thousands protest for two-state peace solution in Israel

Huge crowds gathered to argue for a peace solution that saw the establishment of a Palestinian independent state with east Jerusalem as its ...

The New Arab

Egypt's Sisi denies Bashir's allegations of backing Sudan rebels

Egypt's president has denied accusations levelled by his Sudanese counterpart that Cairo has been supplying Darfur rebels with military ...

Alice Gray

The roots of resilience in Palestinian culture

In-depth: Methods of non-hierarchical self-organisation have long empowered Palestinian communities in the face of five decades of Israeli ...

Who will fill the void when IS is gone?

Joris Leverink

Who will fill the void when IS is gone?

Comment: Defeating Islamic State will be just the beginning, and all parties involved in the victory will want recognition for their sacrifices, ...

Imogen Lambert

Labour's cluelessness on Syria is not an innocent mistake

Labour uses opposition to intervention as a false argument for sparing the Syrian regime from accountability, while many of its symbols ...

Inside the Arab mind: Questions on Syria and beyond

Nael M. Shama

Inside the Arab mind: Questions on Syria and beyond

The long read: Nael Shama asks what future lies ahead for Arab societies, if the choice - six years after the Arab Spring, is between tyrannical ...

Inside Yemen, six years after the 'Friday of Dignity'

Khalid Al-Karimi

Inside Yemen, six years after the 'Friday of Dignity'

Comment: Khalid Al-Karimi remembers the massacre that sparked Yemen's ongoing war.

How Yemen's 2011 peaceful uprising dissolved into all-out war

Khalid Al-Karimi

How Yemen's 2011 peaceful uprising dissolved into all-out war

Comment: The power handover resulting from Yemen's Arab Spring was once touted as a model for transition. On the sixth anniversary of the ...

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