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Dispatches from Guantanamo: The war court heard on Friday that preparations are being made for a wheelchair-accessible holding cell near the courtroom, with a monitor and a phone.

Dispatches from Guantanamo: Alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi has been suffering from a spinal condition and chronic back pain. On Monday, the war court heard from his neurosurgeon.

The governor Baghdad wants to remove from office

Paul Iddon

The governor Baghdad wants to remove from office

Analysis: Kirkuk's Najmaldin Karim wants his city included in Kurdistan's controversial independence referendum, but supports holding on to autonomy, says Paul Iddon

Talabani's Kurdish fighters seize Iraq oil pipeline to Turkey

Robert Cusack

Talabani's Kurdish fighters seize Iraq oil pipeline to Turkey

Fighters loyal to ex-president Talabani stormed the oil company's headquarters in Kirkuk province and stopped oil exports to Turkey on Thursday ...

American Muslims react to GOP hate-fest

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

American Muslims react to GOP hate-fest

Blog: The fifth debate for Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday evening in Las Vegas was a competition of fear-mongering and hate ...

The New Arab

National security centre stage at GOP presidential debate

National security dominated the fifth Republican presidential debate with candidates competing to look tough on terrorism and making highly controversial remarks in the process.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump and Cruz to clash in GOP debate

Republican front-runner Donald Trump is set to clash with rising star Ted Cruz in Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, while the event ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Syrian refugees at centre of ill-tempered American political dispute

Syrian refugees are forced into the political spotlight in the United States election season, as Republicans are determined to stop President ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Egypt antiquities officials scoff at Carson pyramid claims

Egyptian antiquities officials have disputed claims by US Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson that Egypt's ancient pyramids were not ...

Ben Carson says pyramids were grain silos not tombs

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Ben Carson says pyramids were grain silos not tombs

US Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has stood by remarks he made in a 1998 speech that the Great Pyramids of Giza were built to store ...

Mohammad Ali Musawi

US Muslims angry at new wave of Islamophobia

American Muslims reacted with anger to what many see as a growing wave of Islamophobia fuelled by the Republican Party’s most popular ...

Muslim Americans welcome first New York Eid school holiday

AAAJ and agencies

Muslim Americans welcome first New York Eid school holiday

For the first time, more than 1,800 public schools in New York will close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, marking a milestone in the ...

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