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Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed human rights abuses before, and praising the group.

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

Iran was a key oil supplier to resource-poor South Korea until Washington's rules blocked the purchases.

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

SADC leaders met in Mozambique's capital on Thursday to discuss their response to rising terror in the country.

The New Arab Staff

The Crown star calls for release of British-Iranian man

With the launch of a new Amnesty International campaign, British film and TV stars have called on the Iranian government to release Anoosheh ...

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, despite the recent ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi IS chief was a prison informer for US

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was once a prison informer in Iraq for the US army, records show.

Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

Mozambique's recent of spate of IS-linked terror threatens not just that country but also its neighbours, prompting them to raise serious ...

US Muslim groups urge health precautions for Ramadan

Brooke Anderson

US Muslim groups urge health precautions for Ramadan

As Islam's holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslim organisations have urged Muslims to exercise caution as the pandemic remains a threat.

Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised for suggesting the veil can contain sexual assault.

US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

The US agreed to remove all remaining combat forces from Iraq.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China sentences Uighur ex-government officials to death for ‘separatism’

China has handed two Uighur former government officials death sentences for allegedly carrying out “separatist activities”.

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

A cargo ship in the Red Sea, thought to be used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, has been attacked, with Israel being the main suspect.

Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group

Facebook said it has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an Iranian exile group.

Alessandra Bajec

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

<em>Islamic</em> <em>State</em> group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

IS on Tuesday abducted 19 people, mostly civilians, in the centre of war-torn Syria.

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Giorgio Cafiero

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Analysis: The US policy of 'maximum pressure' has helped China gain greater leverage in the Middle East, where American influence continues to ...

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