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Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

The New Arab Staff

Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

A women's bloc is challenging a largely male political class in Libyan politics, fearing they will try to delay elections to cling onto power.

European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalisation'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalisation'

Belgian director of the association Child Focus Heidi De Pauw said that it was needed to bring back the children of foreign jihadists in Syria ...

Zaina Ujayli

Film Review: The Mauritanian

Film Review: The Mauritanian follows the story of a Mauritanian man who was kidnapped from his home and imprisoned without charge for fourteen years and two months at Guantanamo Bay.

The New Arab Staff

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

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 ...

Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

A decade after the 2011 uprising that led to the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan journalists still face difficulties to exercise their ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi crown prince served with lawsuit over Khashoggi killing

A lawsuit filed by Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée and a US-based NGO has been served to Saudi strongman Mohammed bin Salman, paving the way for it to ...

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, ...

Alleged kidnapping of activist's son provokes stir in Iraq

The New Arab Staff

Alleged kidnapping of activist's son provokes stir in Iraq

Ayoub Al-Khazraji has criticised authorities for covering up the kidnapping of his son at the hands of Iraq's powerful militia groups.

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

Family urges release of UK man detained in India

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Family urges release of UK man detained in India

Arms dealer Christian Michel, 59, has been detained in India since December 2018 after being extradited from the United Arab Emirates over a ...

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 recoil against growing authoritarianism, writes Judit Neurink.

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.

The New Arab Staff

Satellite images show Israel expanding Dimona nuclear facility

Newly released images have revealed the existence of construction work at the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gunmen kidnap 'hundreds' of schoolboys in central Nigeria

Hundred of schoolchildren and some teachers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria, who were disguised in military uniforms.

Egypt to reopen embassy in Libyan capital

The New Arab Staff

Egypt to reopen embassy in Libyan capital

Egypt has announced that it will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli following the formation of a new transitional government.

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from ...

Ankara: Kurdish rebels executed 13 Turks in north Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ankara: Kurdish rebels executed 13 Turks in north Iraq

Turkey accused Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels of executing 13 Turkish nationals, mainly members of the security forces, whom they had ...

In first, Iraq arrests four suspects in protest killings

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In first, Iraq arrests four suspects in protest killings

It is unclear whether the accused are linked to powerful paramilitary forces alleged to be involved in the killing of some 600 protesters.

Turkish sailors <em>kidnapped</em> off Nigeria return to Turkey

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria return to Turkey

Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria by pirates describe death threats and forest captivity following their release.

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