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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen goes on trial on charges she broke hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities.

US officials not only named two intelligence officers behind the plot to abduct Levinson, but said the Iranian regime had sanctioned it before engaging in a massive cover-up.

George Floyd murder trial set for next year

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd murder trial set for next year

A Minneapolis judge on Monday set the trial date for four ex-police officers charged in the murder of George Floyd.

Iran says case open on missing ex-FBI agent

The New Arab & agencies

Iran says case open on missing ex-FBI agent

Robert Levinson went missing on Iran's Kish Island in 2007.

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Afrah Shawqi

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Many Iraqi poets have been using their words to criticise the government and political parties over corruption, lack of services and the absence ...

The New Arab & agencies

French fascist leader on trial for tweeting IS media

French far right leader Marie Le Pen is on trial for tweeting out Islamic State media.

The New Arab

Alleged sex offender R Kelly 'won't perform in Dubai'

Dubai Media Office denied claims by American singer R. Kelly of scheduled performances in the Gulf state.

The New Arab

R Kelly plans Dubai concerts amid sex abuse scandal

The R&B superstar, facing legal accusations of child sexual abuse, is due to perform up to five concerts in Dubai in April.

The New Arab & agencies

Le Pen slams psychiatric test order over IS tweets

The far-right leader said she felt 'persecuted' by the court order to submit a psychiatric evaluation, a routine procedure for those involved in ...

Families of Americans detained in Iran fear Trump backlash

The New Arab & agencies

Families of Americans detained in Iran fear Trump backlash

Families of several Americans detained in Iran are hoping Trump's decision to withdraw from a nuclear deal with Tehran will not impact on their ...

The New Arab

Missing CIA contractor's family to sue Iran over disappearance

Ten years ago former CIA agent Robert Levinson went missing in Iran. His family are now taking Tehran to court believing him to be held by the ...

Missing Tunisian journalists 'murdered by IS' in Libya

The New Arab & agencies

Missing Tunisian journalists 'murdered by IS' in Libya

Two Tunisian journalists who went missing in Libya in 2014 were murdered by IS, a captured militant has told local television.

Iranian-American excluded from recent prisoner swap

The New Arab

Iranian-American excluded from recent prisoner swap

The exclusion of an Iranian-American business man from last months prisoner swop between Tehran and Washington is raising questions about ...

HSBC sacks employees for 'mock IS execution' video

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

HSBC sacks employees for 'mock IS execution' video

Six HSBC employees have been sacked for posting a video online depicting a mock IS execution filmed during a team-building exercise for staff.

Tunisian presenter wears <em>orange</em> <em>jumpsuit</em> to back Morsi

Mohamed Moamri

Tunisian presenter wears orange jumpsuit to back Morsi

A Tunisians television presenter said his stunt was "in defence of oppressed Egyptians", the day after former president was jailed for 20 years.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed & Agencies

IS publishes 'interview' with captured Jordanian pilot

So called Islamic State group publishes a purported interview with Moaz al-Kasasba, the Jordanian pilot captured by the extremist group when his plane crashed in Syria last week.

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