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Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a shootout with militants near the Afghan border.

After assuming office, the incoming president should not stand in the way of professional prosecutors seeking to hold Donald Trump to account for various crimes, HRW urged.

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and sentencing numerous dissidents.

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in ambush: monitor

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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in ambush: monitor

At least nine people, including seven Syrian government soldiers, were killed in an attack on a bus, a Britain-based war ...

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Austria calls for European register of Muslim imams

Vienna has now called for European states to follow its lead on registering imams, after the measure came into effect in Austria on Friday.

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Turkish nationals among 4 dead in Somalia bombing: officials

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 14 others wounded in the blast, including three Turks, were being treated at a Turkish-run hospital ...

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British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

The "world has become a total mess" since the killing of Qasem Soleimani last year, singer Hassan Tavakoli opines in the song.

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, ...

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Israeli jets strike Gaza after rockets fired across border

Israel has targeted a number of sites in Gaza after the army said Palestinian militants had fired rockets into the south of the country.

Health expert warns over Yemen virus jab delivery

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Health expert warns over Yemen virus jab delivery

The ongoing conflict and the destruction of infrastructure is expected to severely impact the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Turkish court sentences journalist in absentia

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Turkish court sentences journalist in absentia

Can Dundar's trial for publishing state secrets resumed in Turkey after a pause, but he remains in Germany.

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Malia Bouattia

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Comment: China is couching Uighur exploitation in Xinjiang's cotton fields in the language of counter-terrorism. Everyone in the supply chain ...

Yemen in Focus: Women's group demands participation in government

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Yemen in Focus: Women's group demands participation in government

This week we focus on a women's movement that calls for the right to political participation.

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost all trust in politics, writes Judit Neurink.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

Comment: Whether Biden will hold Sisi accountable over human rights abuses remains unclear. But one thing is certain: Sisi's Egypt cannot stay ...

Sadek Hamid

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

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IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

The IED attacks that have multiplied in the vast, remote and sparsely populated region which authorities have declared off-limits to journalists.

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Saudi foreign minister meets Sudanese leaders in Khartoum

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan met with senior Sudanese leader in Khartoum on Tuesday.

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Mobashra Tazamal

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Comment: Guantanamo has now been open for almost two decades, impacting the lives of hundreds of Muslims, their families, and communities as a ...

Yemen government calls for Houthi '<em>terror</em>' designation

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Yemen government calls for Houthi 'terror' designation

Yemen's Houthi rebels should be placed on International Terror lists, the country's presidency has said.

5 south Yemen separatists killed by suspected AQAP gunmen

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5 south Yemen separatists killed by suspected AQAP gunmen

Five south Yemen separatists were killed by Al Qaeda militants in Abyan province on Monday.

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