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Rights groups fear that Iraqi authorities may carry out hundreds of executions in retaliation for a deadly IS suicide bombing.

The Saudi government's Human Rights Commission (HRC) said it documented 27 executions in 2020, an 85 percent decrease from the previous year.

Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

The New Arab Staff

Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Wednesday vowed his country will no longer serve as a playground for regional and global disputes, saying most US troops will leave within days.

Saudi Arabia pumps $130m into Yemen developmental projects

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia pumps $130m into Yemen developmental projects

Saudi Arabia announced a range of developmental projects in Yemen, including a new medical and educational city and the rehabilitation ...

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Azhar Al-Rubaie and Mohammed Qasim

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi Yazidi Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

Activist Nadia Murad said domestic tensions have intensified in confined living spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Suzy Woltmann

Millennials in California strike a tone of cautious optimism

At a watch party in California, Suzy Woltmann takes the temperature among a group of millennial voters.

The New Arab Staff

Rights groups slam Houthi attack on Taiz children's hospital

Doctors Without Borders [MSF] and local rights organisations condemned the recent shelling of a children's hospital by Houthi rebels in Taiz.

The New Arab Staff

WATCH: 'Sleeping' Saudi prince moves hands amid 15-year coma

Prince Al-Waleed bin Khalid Al Saud, who has been in a coma for 15 years, made hopeful movements in his hospital bed this week.

Mark Ruffalo 'The Hulk' defends the Palestinians

The New Arab Staff

Mark Ruffalo 'The Hulk' defends the Palestinians

The Avengers star slammed Israel's 'asymmetric warfare' against the Palestinians.

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

Israeli healthcare giant agrees technology deal with UAE

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Israeli healthcare giant agrees technology deal with UAE

Israel's Sheba Medical Center will ink a deal with UAE's APEX National Investment to develop a range of health technology, and said more deals ...

Syria Kurds transfer some IS-linked foreign families from camp

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria Kurds transfer some IS-linked foreign families from camp

Syrian Kurds have transferred the 'least radical' women and children linked to IS to rehabilitation.

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Brooke Anderson

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

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Russia given green light to expand Syria airbase

Russia has been given approval to expand its airbase in Latakia province.

Mona Fawaz

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

To empower residents affected by the Beirut blast to hold on to their neighbourhoods, any recovery should follow a people-first approach, argues ...

Leila al-Shami

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN: 178 killed in Beirut explosion, 30 still missing

The death toll from the Beirut blast has reached nearly 180, with at least 30 people still missing, according to the United Nations.

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

The New Arab Staff

Mental health crisis plaguing Yazidi child survivors of IS

Thousands of Yazidi children are facing an unprecedented mental and physical health crisis, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and ...

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million ...

Banksy to donate sale of artwork to Palestinian hospital

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Banksy to donate sale of artwork to Palestinian hospital

British street artist Banksy is to donate the proceeds from the auction of one of his works, valued at over $1 million, to a Palestinian ...

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