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

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of prominent activist Mohamed Adel for 15 days over allegations that he spread "false information and incited violence".

UN slams Egypt's 'chronic' detention of activists and bloggers

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UN slams Egypt's 'chronic' detention of activists and bloggers

The UN said it was "extremely concerned" by the renewed wave of interrogations and detentions of activists since President Sisi's re-election.

'Stop protecting sexual abusers' demand Algerian women

Diana Alghoul

'Stop protecting sexual abusers' demand Algerian women

Algerian women have rallied behind a fitness blogger whose sexual harassment complaint to police failed to spark action against her ...

Manchester campaigners 'name street' after jailed Emirati activist

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Manchester campaigners 'name street' after jailed Emirati activist

Supporters of jailed Emirati human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, held a 'street renaming' ceremony in Manchester on Thursday, to highlight his ...

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Egypt's Sisi sworn in for second term amid crackdown

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in on Saturday for a second four-year term in office as the country faces major economic and security challenges.

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Egypt police arrest journalist amid wave of activist arrests

Egyptian police have arrested a journalist after raiding his home amid a new crackdown against dissent, a media watchdog has reported.

Diana Alghoul

Five energy boosting meal ideas for suhoor

Ramadan series: If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, suhoor is the most vital meal to eat during Ramadan. We list some energy ...

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Egypt arrests PhD student researching judicial system

A PhD student from the University of Washington went missing on Wednesday as he researched Egypt's judicial system, only to appear later in ...

The spiritual significance of Ramadan

Etaf Adam

The spiritual significance of Ramadan

Ramadan series: The Islamic holy month is a time rich with religious benefits and one that is plentiful in spiritual and health benefits too.

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Algerian blogger appeals against 10-year jail sentence

An Algerian blogger will challenge a 10-year prison sentence for providing intelligence to "agents of a foreign power".

Algeria bans pan-Africa media outlet Jeune Afrique

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Algeria bans pan-Africa media outlet Jeune Afrique

Algerian authorities have reportedly banned a pan-African media outlet in the latest attack on press freedom in the North African country.

Egypt police arrest former Sisi aide amid crackdown

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Egypt police arrest former Sisi aide amid crackdown

A former close ally of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was arrested overnight after police raided his home in a Cairo suburb, Al Jazeera ...

Rights groups slam Algeria blogger's 'shocking' prison term

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Rights groups slam Algeria blogger's 'shocking' prison term

Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders hit out at a 10-year prison term handed to an Algerian blogger, describing it as ...

Algeria <em>blogger</em> faces death penalty charges for Facebook posts

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Algeria blogger faces death penalty charges for Facebook posts

An Algerian blogger is to go on trial on Thursday accused of collaborating with a foreign country and inciting an uprising, charges ...

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Journalism watchdog calls on Saudi Arabia to release blogger

The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed its concern over Saudi Arabia's crackdown on women's rights advocates, and called for their immediate release.

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Renowned Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested in media crackdown

Wael Abbas, an internationally renowned online activist known for his criticism of the Egyptian regime, has been detained in the latest ...

Nuranisa Mohamed Ali

Top 7 places for iftar in London this Ramadan

Ramadan series: It's been a long day of fasting and you are ready to feast. Food blogger Noorie shares some ideas on where to break ...

Francesca Mannocchi

The New Arab Meets: Mosul Eye founder Omar Mohammed

Interview: He called himself Mosul Eye and wrote about the atrocities of Islamic State in his city for two years. Francesca Mannocchi meets the ...

Egypt arrests 'police condom' comedian amid free speech crackdown

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Egypt arrests 'police condom' comedian amid free speech crackdown

Egyptian police have arrested a comedian who has made fun of authorities in the past, in the latest in an ongoing crackdown on free speech.

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Atheist blogger arrested in Egypt for anti-Islam criticism

Egyptian police have arrested an atheist blogger who was previously detained for promoting his views, a rights lawyer said on Saturday.

Mauritania 'blasphemy <em>blogger</em>' in jail despite serving sentence

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Mauritania 'blasphemy blogger' in jail despite serving sentence

A Mauritanian blogger jailed for 'blasphemy' is still in prison despite serving his two year sentence.

Tunisia takes next step towards democracy

Ala Oueslati

Tunisia takes next step towards democracy

Analysis: Tunisia takes the next step towards democracy with decision-making devolved to local councils. While little may change day-to-day, ...

Canada's Trudeau raises plight of jailed Saudi <em>blogger</em>

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Canada's Trudeau raises plight of jailed Saudi blogger

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to ten years in jail and 1,000 lashes for writing posts deemed 'critical of Islam'.

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