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An Afghan journalist has been shot dead by gunman after the Taliban accused him of “biased reporting”.

The TV 'insensitive' pranks caused shock in Iraq, which has suffered scores of terror attacks.

Yemen journalists living in danger on Press Freedom Day

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Yemen journalists living in danger on Press Freedom Day

Journalists in Yemen remain among the world's most endangered.

All is not well in Libya - what next?

Moin Kikhia

All is not well in Libya - what next?

Comment: Libya desperately needs a bottom-up approach that puts communities first, not intervention from an out of touch intelligentsia, writes ...

Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Blinken in Afghanistan for troop withdrawal talks

The US has said it will withdrawal all its troops from Afghanistan by September 11 this year.

The New Arab Staff

Leader of Lebanese Christian party falls ill with Covid-19

Samir Geagea, the leader of the right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces party, has fallen ill with coronavirus after attending an Easter celebration organised by the party.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria Kurds say IS jihadists captured in displacement camp

SDF forces were searching for IS sleeper cell suspects amid a series of assassinations at the camp.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurds say 53 IS members arrested in Syria's Al-Hol

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the launch on Sunday of the sweep in Al-Hol camp, which has been rocked by ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

The three women were killed in two separate attacks in the restive eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said.

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

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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.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

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 ...

Assad regime soldiers killed in militant ambush

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.

Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

Five women and a child were killed in a when a bus carrying Afghan government employees was struck by a bomb.

Indian report says Iran behind bomb near Israeli embassy

The New Arab Staff

Indian report says Iran behind bomb near Israeli embassy

An Indian intelligence report claims a militant cell supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Corps was behind the explosion.

Alessandra Bajec

Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

Marking International Women's Day, Amnesty highlights the plight of women throughout the MENA, who struggle with added pressures deriving from ...

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden's refusal for direct sanctions against MbS 'endangers dissidents'

Exiled Arab dissidents say they are fearful for their lives after Biden refuses to put direct sanctions on Prince Salman.

Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

A female doctor was killed in a bomb blast in Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted hit.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three female media workers shot to death in Afghanistan

Zalmai Latifi -- the director at Enikass TV -- said the women were killed in two separate attacks after leaving the station.

4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators in the city of Nasiriyah left four protesters dead.

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

The New Arab Staff

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

US, Pakistan generals discuss Biden's potential Afghanistan withdrawal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, Pakistan generals discuss Biden's potential Afghanistan withdrawal

High-ranking US and Pakistani military officials spoke about possibly postponing the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.

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