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The commission's creation comes six months after the highly controversial confirmation of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Mahmoud Ezzat, a senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in an Egyptian prison on terror charges.

Human Rights Watch slams Chad over 'ruthless pre-election crackdown'

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Human Rights Watch slams Chad over 'ruthless pre-election crackdown'

Human Rights Watch has slammed Chad over its treatment of dissenters as its president, Idriss Deby Itno, seeks a sixth term in office.

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

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 ...

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

Alessandra Bajec

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

In-depth: Palestinian families in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are in danger of being forcibly evicted from their homes in an ...

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Jordanian press warns stability is a 'red line'

The Jordanian press is giving an united front on stability the day after a foiled "coup attempt".

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Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

"In sentencing a child to die while ignoring torture allegations, the Saudi court made a mockery of the country’s alleged 'reforms'," ...

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Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

In a long-awaited meeting, the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince hosted the Iraqi PM in talks surrounding the kingdom's security, as well as tightening ...

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Biden picks Black women, first Muslim for federal judgeships

President Joe Biden nominated several Black women, an Asian American and the first Muslim ever to federal judgeships.

Algeria jails journalist for 'defamation'

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Algeria jails journalist for 'defamation'

Algerian journalist Abdelhakim Setouane was sentenced to six months in jail for defamation of a former speaker of the lower house of parliament.

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UK Home Office under investigation over citizenship data

The UK Home Office is being investigated after failing to provide accurate information about the number of people who have been deprived to ...

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

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Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Hrant Dink's death plunged Turkey's Armenian community into mourning and sparked a sprawling trial that lasted over a decade and involved top ...

Algeria <em>supreme</em> <em>court</em> orders retrial for prominent journalist

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Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

During journalist Khaled Drareni's trial in September, his defence team said there had been "pressure (from the executive) on judges".

Iraq's Saddam-era laws being used to silence critics

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Saddam-era laws being used to silence critics

Laws inherited from Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq are still being used to silence critics 18 years later.

Far-right firebrand set to enter Israel parliament: exit polls

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Far-right firebrand set to enter Israel parliament: exit polls

Far-right candidate Itamar Ben-Gvir was on track to enter Israel's parliament after the country's fourth election in two years.

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Israeli police prepare for parliament incursions by Netanyahu supporters

Israeli police have trained in anticipation of a Capitol riot-like storming of the Knesset by far-right activists in the event of a Netanyahu loss.

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Two Americans accused of helping Ghosn indicted in Japan

American father and son Michael and Peter Taylor, who helped Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan, were indicted in Japan.

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Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu, from the Peoples' Democratic Party, was arrested then released after a few hours of questioning by the police.

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Shamima Begum 'left suicidal' after death of her children

Shamima Begum said losing her children to conditions of war sent her mental health spiralling.

Netanyahu boosts far-right extremist Ben-Gvir in re-election bid

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Netanyahu boosts far-right extremist Ben-Gvir in re-election bid

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is supporting the re-election bid of Itamar Ben-Gvir, the leader of the Jewish Power movement, who has praised ...

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Turkey's pro-Kurdish party calls ban threat 'political coup'

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party denounced the public prosecutor's request to ban it as a "political coup".

Turkish prosecutor asks <em>court</em> to ban pro-Kurdish HDP party

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish prosecutor asks court to ban pro-Kurdish HDP party

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party is facing disbandment, following calls from a Turkish prosecutor.

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

Charlie Faulkner and Rick Findler

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear among the ...

'IS brides' open up in Syria camp documentary

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'IS brides' open up in Syria camp documentary

Shamima Begum appears in a documentary featuring Western IS wives, which is set to premiere at SXSW.

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