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The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

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Israel bombs Gaza target for flying 'burning protest kites'

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Israel bombs Gaza target for flying 'burning protest kites'

The drone strike is the latest Israeli 'deterrent' against further incendiary kite and balloon protests, as Israel warns more protesters could be shot dead at the border.

We are not numbers

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We are not numbers

Special coverage from Gaza

Marta Bellingreri

Challenges and hope for female parliamentary candidates in Iraq

In-depth: Nearly a third of the 7,000 candidates in Iraq's elections are women - but many have had campaign posters torn down and faced threats and abuse, writes Marta Bellingreri.

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The Iraq Report: Elections without participation is no democracy

Election 2018 special edition of our weekly round-up of events in Iraq.

Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah

Iraq's Kurds risk shooting themselves in the foot

Comment: In mad scramble for seats in parliament, the fragmented political scene in the Kurdish region risks further weakening their position in ...

The New Arab's Ramadan series

Special coverage: Millions of Muslims globally will be celebrating the holy month of Ramadan this May. Follow our ...

'Fake news': A growing new threat to press freedom

Thalif Deen

'Fake news': A growing new threat to press freedom

Comment: The lack of a strong US voice promoting the basic value of press freedom has emboldened governments from China to Pakistan, writes ...

Sophia Akram

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Book review: Greg Shupak's new book is a highly relevant and necessary account of how the media is feeding us the wrong story on Israel and ...

#WalkToPalestine activist Benjamin Ladraa crosses Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge

Charlie Faulkner

#WalkToPalestine activist Benjamin Ladraa crosses Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge

Feature: Benjamin Ladraa's 5,000km walk from Sweden to Palestine aims to raise awareness about Israeli violations in the occupied territories. ...

Tunisia rocks taboo on LGBTQ+ rights

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia rocks taboo on LGBTQ+ rights

Post-revolutionary Tunisia continues to push the debate about gay rights into the public sphere, braving a repressive law, gender-based ...

Egypt's President Sisi re-elected: state media

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Egypt's President Sisi re-elected: state media

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has secured re-election in a vote widely viewed as neither free or fair.

Egypt votes on final day of presidential elections

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Egypt votes on final day of presidential elections

The election comes amid the harshest crackdown on dissent in Egypt's modern history, with thousands of Islamists and secular activists in jail.

The New Arab & agencies

War crimes evidence in UN Syria probe 'overwhelming'

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war, mostly by the regime and its powerful allies, while millions more have been displaced inside and outside of Syria.

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Egyptians vote in second day of presidential elections

Any serious rivals to Sisi in the election race have been jailed or forced to quit.

Amelia Smith

Sisi's only election pledge is to widen his crackdown

Comment: Egypt's election farce only shows the president's weakness, writes Amelia Smith.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's LGBT community demand change

In-depth: Tunisia's LGBTQI community are taking bold steps to demand equality and recognition and hope to drag the conservative government with ...

Destination: Ghouta

Paul McLoughlin

Destination: Ghouta

Syrian activists held a shock protest at City Airport this weekend, against an airline's relationship with a Russian state-owned weapons ...

Jordan Elgrably

The exile of Emel Mathlouthi, voice of Tunisia's youth

Having found fame as the musical embodiment of the revolution, the singer is looking beyond the confines of 'world music', writes Jordan ...

Iranian FM meets Bulgarian counterpart, discusses Syria and Yemen

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian FM meets Bulgarian counterpart, discusses Syria and Yemen

The foreign ministers of Iran and Bulgaria met on Wednesday and discussed the ongoing conflicts in Yemen and Syria, along with the faltering ...

Hell on earth: The destruction of Eastern Ghouta

Hell on earth: The destruction of Eastern Ghouta

Special coverage: A selection of the latest news, analysis and exclusive feature pieces from one of the bloodiest episodes in ...

Sisi vs Sisi: Egypt's 2018 presidential elections

Sisi vs Sisi: Egypt's 2018 presidential elections

Special coverage: The latest news and analysis from Egypt's controversial 2018 presidential elections.

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