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President Trump has been asked by US representatives to raise al-Haidar's case 'with the highest levels' of the Saudi government.

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

As BDS gains ground, Palestinian activists pay the price

Malia Bouattia

As BDS gains ground, Palestinian activists pay the price

Comment: Intimidation and detention without charge, as in the case of Palestinian activist Mahmoud Nawajaa, is a common Israeli tactic aided by a climate of international impunity, writes Malia Bouattia.

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to ...

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

Sana Uqba

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia's MbS demands $15 billion from jailed prince

Saudi prince Mohammed bin Nayef, jailed earlier this year, is facing major corruption charges.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges

The trial of 11 human rights activists became a symbol of the crackdown on critics after the 2016 failed attempt to overthrow President Recep ...

The New Arab Staff

Detainees 'at high virus risk' in crowded Yemen jail

In one incident, 44 detainees were transferred to a room of only 10 square meters, according to relatives who spoke to the New-York based rights ...

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

The New Arab

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

Sam Hamad

How jail became a death sentence for Egyptian filmmaker

Comment: Medical negligence for political prisoners means time in Egyptian jail is nothing short of a death sentence, writes Sam Hamad.

Iranian scientist in US jail contracts coronavirus

The New Arab

Iranian scientist in US jail contracts coronavirus

Dr Sirous Asgari has been held in an ICE jail for a number of months and his contracted Covid-19, as rights groups call for his release.

Egyptian authorities abduct former child prisoner activist

The New Arab

Egyptian authorities abduct former child prisoner activist

Marwa had abandoned her past as a political activist a 'long time ago', according to her husband, but she has still been detained by the ...

Coronavirus highlights desperate plight of prisoners in Syria's jails

Harun al-Aswad

Coronavirus highlights desperate plight of prisoners in Syria's jails

Fears grow for the tens of thousands of prisoners languishing in Syrian regime jails as the coronavirus spreads through the war-torn country.

Egyptian engineer dies after alleged torture inside security headquarters

The New Arab

Egyptian engineer dies after alleged torture inside security headquarters

Hisham Abu Ali, who was allegedly tortured to death by security forces two weeks after being forcibly disappeared, is the 16th person to die ...

Aniqah Choudhri

It's not Extinction Rebellion that's the problem, it's Prevent

Comment: Criticism of Prevent for briefly including Extinction Rebellion misses the point - it's a racist, scheme that fosters fear and prejudice, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

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The Iraq Report: Mass graves of Sunnis found

The gruesome discovery in Iraq's western Anbar governorate once again highlights how the Iraqi state either condones or turns a blind eye to ...

James Snell

Targeting doctors, Assad puts humanity itself in the crosshairs

Comment: Assad's regime is deliberately targeting health workers - imprisoning, torturing and treating them as enemies of the state, writes ...

The New Arab

Torture survivors bring case against Syria officials from Norway

Following in the footsteps of Germany, five former Syrian detainees have filed charges in Norway against 17 regime officials they accuse of ...

Civilians in northeast Syria wary of Turkey-US deal

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Civilians in northeast Syria wary of Turkey-US deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence announced a five-day pause in fighting but the deal is met with ...

The New Arab

Father and son among seven civilians killed in Sinai

Egypt's military targeted residential areas of al-Arish with heavy shelling following Wednesday's suicide attack, killing 7 civilians as ...

Suicide attack kills 7 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

The New Arab

Suicide attack kills 7 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

Egypt's interior ministry said at least seven police officers have been killed in a jihadist attack in the restive North Sinai, where ...

Egypt kills 14 suspected militants after Sinai Eid attack

The New Arab

Egypt kills 14 suspected militants after Sinai Eid attack

Egyptian security forces have killed 14 suspected militants during a raid carried out in the restive Sinai Peninsula in response to a deadly ...

HRW accuses Egypt forces, militants of Sinai 'war crimes'

The New Arab & agencies

HRW accuses Egypt forces, militants of Sinai 'war crimes'

Human Rights Watch accused both Egyptian security forces and jihadists of committing "war crimes" north Sinai.

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