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General Kenneth McKenzie said the decision was 'due to our confidence in the Iraqi Security Forces' increased ability'.

Rana Dashti, the victim's mother, has said the legal outcome has caused "fear and panic" for her family.

Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

Mark Fitzpatrick

Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

Comment: Pompeo's efforts to restore all sanctions on Iran and to thereby kill the JCPOA has created chaos at the UN Security Council, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Stasa Salacanin

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at ...

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

Alessandra Bajec

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon delays Hariri murder case verdict after Beirut blast

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said it will be delaying the scheduled verdict in the Rafic Hariri case as a sign of respect for the victims of Beirut's blast.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian bride-to-be's murder reignites campaign against 'honour crimes'

The alleged murder of 24-year-old Rozan Nasser at the hands of her fiance has sparked calls for justice against domestic abusers in the ...

Gaia Caramazza

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

'We want a feminist revolution,' demanded women demonstrators en masse, as hashtags #stopkillingwomenjordan and #Ahlam_Was_Betrayed flooded ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

US presence in Iraq 'cause of insecurity', says Khamenei

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US presence in Iraq 'cause of insecurity', says Khamenei

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi of Iraq met Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the Iranian capital during his first trip abroad since taking office.

Diana Alghoul

Outrage in Jordan as 'father kills daughter with brick'

The harrowing account of Ahlam's chilling murder has caused outrage in Jordan and calls for justice.

To <em>honour</em> George Floyd, make this moment count

Aadam Muuse

To honour George Floyd, make this moment count

Comment: George Floyd's death has brought a window for change. Now is the time to listen to the activists who’ve been laying the groundwork for ...

Iran's Guardian Council passes child protection bill

Gasia Ohanes

Iran's Guardian Council passes child protection bill

The vague 'child protection bill' was stagnant for years before it was passed by Iran's top body on Sunday.

Top Iran body denies negligence in teenage girl's <em>killing</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Top Iran body denies negligence in teenage girl's killing

Iran's Guardian Council denied there was a link between the killing of a teenage girl by her father and a delayed child protection law.

Iran police arrest man for beheading teenage daughter

The New Arab

Iran police arrest man for beheading teenage daughter

14-year-old Romina Ashrafi was killed by her father for running away with a 35-year-old man.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and in the halls of Iraqi power.

Tanya Goudsouzian

Will a gut-wrenching attack shake up Afghanistan's peace process?

Comment: Two gruesome attacks shook Afghanistan this week, but even these horrific acts seem unlikely to mark a significant turning point in the ...

Khaled A. Beydoun

For Ahmaud Arbery's killers, his Blackness was transgression enough

Comment: Gunned down while out for a jog, Ahmaud Arbery's death is a dark reminder of the racism that still permeates America and its justice ...

Kamal Afzali

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Jordanian teenage girl stabbed in suspected '<em>honour</em>' <em>killing</em>

Gasia Ohanes

Jordanian teenage girl stabbed in suspected 'honour' killing

The Jordanian teen is the latest victim of femicide in the conservative Middle Eastern kingdom, after being stabbed over a Facebook account.

The New Arab & agencies

Armed gunmen storm Afghanistan Ramadan food aid event

A deadly clash between police and armed men at an Afghanistan food aid distribution event resulted in the death of at least four people, ...

Afghan soldier fatally stabs sister in '<em>honour</em> <em>killing</em>'

The New Arab & agencies

Afghan soldier fatally stabs sister in 'honour killing'

The 18-year-old victim wanted to marry a man she loved but her family wanted her to marry someone else.

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to <em>killing</em> tribal activist

The New Arab

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ...

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

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