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US lawmakers say the public must know which Saudi officials were named in a report the Trump administration refused to release to the public last year.

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement "shocking", but "anticipated".

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

Saudi families plead for bodies of executed relatives

Anthony Harwood

Saudi families plead for bodies of executed relatives

Saudi families of 37 people beheaded in a mass execution are pleading with authorities to return the bodies of their relatives, a year after ...

Coronavirus highlights desperate plight of prisoners in Syria's jails

Harun al-Aswad

Coronavirus highlights desperate plight of prisoners in Syria's jails

Fears grow for the tens of thousands of prisoners languishing in Syrian regime jails as the coronavirus spreads through the war-torn country.

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent execution spree makes the regime deadlier than ever, but don't expect Trump to hear any criticism from Trump, writes Courtney Freer.

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Saudi Arabia executed 'record number' of people in 2019

Saudi Arabia executed a record number of people last year, according to an Amnesty International report.

The New Arab

Saudi women expose sexual harassers on Twitter

Women in Saudi Arabia are posting sexual harassment testimonies on Twitter under pseudonyms in 'brave move,' HRW says

Danya Hajjaji

Saudi Arabia carries out its 800th execution since 2015

Saudi Arabia's marked its 800th execution under King Salman last week, nearly double the number carried out in the five years prior to the ...

HTS executes four people in Syria's Idlib province

The New Arab

HTS executes four people in Syria's Idlib province

The Islamist extremist group HTS has executed four people in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province as rebels and the regime clashed on the ...

The New Arab

Saudi refuses to return bodies of executed Shia Muslims

More than 80 members of Saudi Arabia's Shia Muslim community have been executed since 2016. None of their bodies have been handed over to family ...

Syria regime 'may let prisoners die' as coronavirus spreads

The New Arab

Syria regime 'may let prisoners die' as coronavirus spreads

Syria opposition demands an examination for signs of the novel virus in regime-run prisons, voicing concerns that the regime may leave prisoners ...

Prisoners in brutal Assad jails at risk of coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Prisoners in brutal Assad jails at risk of coronavirus

Prisoners in Assad jails are at risk of coronavirus in an already violent environment.

Turkey charges 20 Saudis over 'monstrous' Khashoggi murder

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey charges 20 Saudis over 'monstrous' Khashoggi murder

Turkey has charged 20 suspects of the murder of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape

The New Arab & agencies

India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape

The brutal attack on Jyoti Singh sparked weeks of demonstrations and shone a spotlight on the alarming rates of sexual violence and the plight ...

The New Arab

US State Department criticises sham Khashoggi murder trial

The United States State Department said the Khashoggi trial exemplifies Saudi Arabia's 'lack of transparency'.

The New Arab

Amnesty international condemns 'mass execution' carried out in Egypt

Egyptian authorities executed eight men in the early hours of this morning in Borg el-Arab prison in Alexandria, according to a statement by ...

The New Arab

Lebanon overturns death sentence for killer of British diplomat

The death sentence of Tarek Houshieh, who killed British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes, has been overturned.

Aniqah Choudhri

For the UK's ethnic minorities, our citizenship is conditional

Comment: The Shamima Begum ruling suggests that for Britain's ethnic minorities, our citizenship is not as 'valid' as ethnically white Britons, ...

Saudi Arabia using secret anti-terror courts to try activists

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia using secret anti-terror courts to try activists

Saudi Arabia's shadowy terrorism courts are a 'weapon' used to systematically prosecute peaceful regime critics through torture-based ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mauritania arrests 10 men after purported gay wedding

Ten men were arrested in Mauritania after a video of a birthday party was said to be the country's first gay marriage ceremony.

Iran executes drug-trafficking ringleader: report

The New Arab & agencies

Iran executes drug-trafficking ringleader: report

The convicted leader had smuggled more than 400 tonnes of drugs into Iran and laundered 20 trillion rials ($147.3 million) into the country's ...

Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

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Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

Israeli cyberattack firm NSO may have been involved in Mohammed bin Salman's alleged hacking of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos' phone.

Haaretz has 'no connection' to Beirut-detained American reporter

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Haaretz has 'no connection' to Beirut-detained American reporter

Nicholas Frakes has been covering the protests in Lebanon for The New Arab.

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