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Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed human rights abuses before, and praising the group.

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

EU slaps sanctions on Chinese officials over Uighur abuses

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EU slaps sanctions on Chinese officials over Uighur abuses

The European Union is sanctioning four Chinese officials accused of responsibility for abuses against Uighurs, as part of a raft of measures targeting alleged human rights offenders around the world.

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

Lokman Slim: The daring Lebanese activist, admired intellectual

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Lokman Slim: The daring Lebanese activist, admired intellectual

The death of writer, intellectual and activist Lokman Slim shocked Lebanon.

Belkis Wille

Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

Comment: One-sided justice in Iraq will not serve anyone's interests. Impunity for abusive security forces needs to end, writes Human Rights Watch's Belkis Wille.

The New Arab Staff

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

Members of the Yazidi community will gather for a burial ceremony to honour 104 victims, as many more await identification.

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Book Club: There Where You Are Not offers an incredible glimpse into the experience of history as a Palestinian, and as the "other".

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

Libya has increased its oil production tenfold, but this is still below the levels of the Gaddafi era, experts say.

10 more bodies found in Libya <em>mass</em> grave

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

10 more bodies found in Libya mass grave

Ten more bodies were found in mass graves in war-torn Libya, the country's UN-recognised government said.

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Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

Human Rights Watch has called on the UN-backed Libyan government to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of residents of the town of ...

US blacklists Libya militia tied to murders, torture

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US blacklists Libya militia tied to murders, torture

The US has imposed sanctions on Libya's Kaniyat militia, which is allegedly behind multiple murders, kidnapping and torture.

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

The New Arab Staff

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced disappearance

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced disappearance

When armed men picked up the 20-year-old Haitham al-Magri for interrogation from his home, his father Mohamed never expected it would be the ...

Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

Baku has agreed to allow Armenian civilians and troops more time to leave the Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan.

The New Arab Staff

Acting UN Libya envoy optimistic about Monday's talks

Libya talks will take place in Tunisia in Monday in the latest push for peace by the UN.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Seventeen bodies unearthed in Libyan mass graves

Five new mass graves were discovered this week in territory retaken from Khalifa Haftar's forces.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

The UN has postponed an inquiry into human rights violations in war-torn Libya until next year due to a severe lack of funding.

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Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

A former gravedigger has given a German court horrifying details about the burial of tens of thousands of Assad regime torture victims in ...

In first, Myanmar soldiers face ICC over Rohingya atrocities

The New Arab Staff

In first, Myanmar soldiers face ICC over Rohingya atrocities

Two soldiers are in ICC custody, reports claim, after fleeing Myanmar and confessing to committing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims including ...

James Snell

Regime coronavirus numbers expose Assad's contempt for Syrian life

Comment: Deceit has characterised the Syrian regime's response to the pandemic, while the international community takes false regime numbers at ...

UN urges Libyan authorities to cooperate with abuse probe

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN urges Libyan authorities to cooperate with abuse probe

A fact-finding team tasked with investigating alleged human rights abuse has been launched in Libya.

Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

Fighting in Libya's nearly decade-long conflict has, since April 2019, killed hundreds and displaced some 200,000.

Egypt highway uproots <em>graves</em>, homes in 'City of Dead'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in 'City of Dead'

Egypt's ministry of antiquities defended the destruction of the cemetery last month and said "there was no destruction of monuments".

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