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Two members of the "Beatles" Islamic State kidnapping cell pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages.

International concern is growing for the health of prize-winning Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is over three weeks into a hunger strike.

Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

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Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an 'unconditional drop in legal charges'.

Exclusive: Loujain al-Hathloul's sister speaks out after trial postponed

Anthony Harwood

Exclusive: Loujain al-Hathloul's sister speaks out after trial postponed

The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul has been postponed indefinitely by the coronavirus outbreak. Her sister, speaking exclusively to The New Arab, ...

'Defiant' CIA <em>waterboarding</em> expert James Mitchell testifies at Guantanamo

The New Arab

'Defiant' CIA waterboarding expert James Mitchell testifies at Guantanamo

A former air force psychologist who helped create the CIA's brutal and controversial interrogation program testified at Guantanamo Bay, where he ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trial date set for 9/11 plotters at Guantanamo: report

Alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will go on trial in 2021.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

UK must address its disgraceful role in torture

Comment: The British government must acknowledge and investigate its past role in torture, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The New Arab

Trump appoints spokesperson who claimed Obama has 'Muslim loyalties'

'The question is: can he be both loyal to Islam and loyal to the United States?' she once wrote about Obama.

Umar Lateef Misgar

India turns a blind eye to Kashmir torture report

Comment: Suppressing popular demands through torture and other human rights abuses will only exacerbate the conflict in Kashmir, writes Umar ...

Iraq Report: Iraq wants France to pay for ‘justice’

The New Arab

Iraq Report: Iraq wants France to pay for ‘justice’

This week, Baghdad has 'requested' large sums of money from France to put their nationals on trial, as Germany talks of injecting investment ...

The New Arab

France 'sitting idly while Iraq abuses French IS suspects'

Powerful countries like France need to act to ensure due process in trials of alleged IS members, HRW said, after several Frenchmen on death row ...

Kashmir seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

The New Arab

Kashmir seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

The Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society released a report to highlight the use of torture by India in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

The Iraq Report: IS leader Baghdadi returns

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: IS leader Baghdadi returns

This week in Iraq, Islamic State group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi resurfaces after almost half a decade in hiding while Baghdad hopes to ...

Saudi Arabia's true reformers are being kept behind bars

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's true reformers are being kept behind bars

Comment: The repressive and patriarchal Saudi regime continues its brutal crackdown on women's rights activists, and is anything but a force for ...

UK investigating British involvement in torture of Guantanamo prisoner

The New Arab & agencies

UK investigating British involvement in torture of Guantanamo prisoner

The UK's Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a senior officer is investigating the involvement of MI5 and MI6 officers in the torture of an ...

The New Arab

China steps up diplomatic whitewash of Uighur re-education camps

Nearly 1 million Uighurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in China have reportedly been held in re-education camps.

Umar Lateef Misgar

Pakistan's deafening silence over China's persecution of Uighur Muslims

Comment: Pakistan has kept quiet on China's abuse of Uighur Muslims, but Islamabad may have more leverage than it thinks, writes Umar Lateef ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

A frank look at George HW Bush's grim legacy

In the aftermath of George HW Bush's death, speaking the truth on the former president's grim legacy shouldn't be hushed, writes Tallha ...

Laura Cesaretti and Fazelminallah Qazizai

Democracy at any cost in Afghanistan

Abdul Raziq Achakzai was a warlord whose men terrorised the people of Kandahar, but kept the Taliban at bay, report Fazelminallah Qazizai and ...

Brett Kavanaugh is a threat beyond US borders

Wilson Dizard

Brett Kavanaugh is a threat beyond US borders

Comment: Kavanaugh's record shows he interprets the Constitution in a way that gives the president authority to carry out war as he sees fit, ...

Florence Dixon

Explainer: China's persecution of Uighur Muslims

The New Arab explains the long history behind the recent revelations of China's persecution of the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province.

John McCain, an unlikely friend to Syrians in Washington

Sam Hamad

John McCain, an unlikely friend to Syrians in Washington

Comment: While he was no progressive, John McCain was one of the few voices speaking up for democratic change in Syria and Egypt, writes Sam ...

Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

Charlie Hoyle

Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

Security forces trained and financed by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen have engaged in enforced disappearances, torture and ...

US Senate approves Gina Haspel as new CIA head

The New Arab

US Senate approves Gina Haspel as new CIA head

Dogged by allegations of torture, Gina Haspel has been approved by a Senate panel to head the CIA.

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