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Human Rights Watch is calling for the retrieval of war crimes evidence that have been removed from social media.

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite family ties, writes Courtney Freer.

Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

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Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

A top Saudi military commander and his son were sacked on Monday over graft allegations, state media said, in the government's latest purge.

Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

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Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

Mohamed bin Salman's cousins are said to regret the crown prince's rise to power.

Senators press Trump over detention of Saudi ex-spy's children

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Senators press Trump over detention of Saudi ex-spy's children

Two adult children and a brother of former top Saudi intelligence official Saad Aljabri were detained in Riyadh in March.

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Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

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Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

The evidence submitted includes torture, being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, and birth control for Uyghur women.

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

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Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

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Rival Kurdish groups in Syria reach breakthrough agreement

On Tuesday, representatives of the KNC and a PYD-led coalition of Kurdish parties "concluded the first stage of Kurdish unity negotiations and ...

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

Florence Dixon

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

Saudi dissidents are speculating about the fate of MbS aide Badr al-Asaker, who fell from grace last year following reports he masterminded a ...

Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

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Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

A interview with Khalid Aljabri reveals striking new details about the plight of his brother and sister Sarah and Omar Aljabri - who disappeared ...

Pompeo aid tried to 'bully' ex-State Department watchdog

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Pompeo aid tried to 'bully' ex-State Department watchdog

A department official and close friend of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put pressure on the former inspector general to halt an investigation ...

Sudan's Hamdok vows 'retribution' for victims of Khartoum massacre

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Sudan's Hamdok vows 'retribution' for victims of Khartoum massacre

The transitional authorities have formed a committee to probe the massacre but have yet to announce its findings.

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Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

Sudanese protesters took to the streets on the anniversary of the bloody crackdown, in which men in military fatigues killed at least 128 people.

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HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad al-Jabri, who fled to ...

Elizabeth Shackelford

Trump's inspector general purge and the death of dissent

Comment: Destroying the credibility and effectiveness of the inspector general system means that no civil servant will feel comfortable ...

The New Arab & agencies

Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

Saleh Abdullah Kamel, founder of the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, died in a hospital at age 79.

White House hits out at 'Deep State' conspiracy

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White House hits out at 'Deep State' conspiracy

The White House hit back at fierce criticism over the firing of the State Department's top watchdog, suggesting he was a disloyal member of a ...

The New Arab

Confusion after tweet claims detained Saudi prince hospitalised

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was accused of treason and detained in March as part of a new purge by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Jailed Princess Basmah fears coronavirus risk in Saudi prison

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Jailed Princess Basmah fears coronavirus risk in Saudi prison

A year after landing in jail without charge, her mercy plea unanswered by Saudi rulers and in fear of a coronavirus outbreak behind bars, a ...

Saudi princess makes Ramadan plea for release from prison

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Saudi princess makes Ramadan plea for release from prison

Princess Basmah bint Saud al Saud has urged her uncle and her cousin to 'find justice in their hearts' this Ramadan, in her latest plea for ...

Missing Saudi princess pleads royal family to release her

Danya Hajjaji

Missing Saudi princess pleads royal family to release her

In her first statement since her 2018 disappearance, Saudi Princess Basmah has asked her uncle King Salman and cousin Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

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