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

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and reforms to their homelands.

The cradle of Syria's revolution: Daraa ten years on

Tabitha Sanders

The cradle of Syria's revolution: Daraa ten years on

In-depth: Daraa occupies a unique role in the story of Syria's war. There, in March 2011, what began as a localised protest became the spark ...

Amnesty accuses Lebanon of 'torture' of detained Syrians

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty accuses Lebanon of 'torture' of detained Syrians

Amnesty International accused Lebanese authorities of "cruel and abusive" treatment of more than 20 Syrians it said had been tortured in prison ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrian foreign minister visits Oman as countries bolster relations

The Syrian regime and Omani have further strengthened relations.

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Assad regime soldiers killed in militant ambush

Twelve soldiers of Syria's brutal regime led by Bashar al-Assad were killed in an ambush.

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Zaina Erhaim

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Comment: Ideological polarisation in Syria has left no room for nuance, and deprived Syrians of the social fabric necessary for reconciliation, ...

Chris Doyle

Syria's bleak decade

Comment: The international community failed Syria. Now they must make sure the next decade is not as bleak as the last, writes Chris Doyle.

Justice for Syrians is 'more important than ever': Amnesty

The New Arab Staff

Justice for Syrians is 'more important than ever': Amnesty

Amnesty said that the UN Security Council had succumbed to pressure from the Assad regime's backers, giving the Syrian people no justice.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the ...

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

The New Arab Staff

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

Kamala Harris expresses <em>opposition</em> to ICC Israel investigation

The New Arab Staff

Kamala Harris expresses opposition to ICC Israel investigation

In a first call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Harris expressed “opposition to the International Criminal Court’s ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrian opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi Kurdistan

The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Nasr Hariri, has visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq, bringing into focus shifting alliances within Iraq and Syria

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

Judit Neurink

Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

South Sudan's unity government and its fragile peace process in doubt, and war may be looming on the horizon.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US seeks to defuse row with Turkey over ‘terrorists'

The US is attempting to ease tensions with Turkey, following their hesitancy to blame the PKK for the killing of 13 Turks.

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

Human rights protesters have taken to the streets against a military coup in Myanmar.

Israel was the only country to foresee Iran revolution

The New Arab Staff

Israel was the only country to foresee Iran revolution

Israel did not warn its Western allies about the imminent threat to the Shah's regime, despite its foresight.

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