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Human Rights Watch's new report is the latest to detail allegations of torture and unsanitary, cramped conditions in Saudi detention centres.

In-depth: Aside from winning their races, Arab and Muslim politicians also have to win over sceptics.

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

Rohingya Muslims living in ‘open prison’ in Myanmar: HRW

The New Arab Staff

Rohingya Muslims living in ‘open prison’ in Myanmar: HRW

Myanmar's Rohingya are living in 'squalid and inhumane' conditions, according to rights groups.

Three dead in Saudi centres holding Ethiopian migrants: Amnesty

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three dead in Saudi centres holding Ethiopian migrants: Amnesty

Ethiopians who have long looked to Saudi Arabia as an escape from poor economic prospects are enduring "unimaginable cruelty", Amnesty ...

The New Arab Staff

Internet users 'cancel' Arab League following UAE-Israel deal

The Arab League was embroiled in a social media storm following its failure to pass a resolution condemning the normalisation deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia admits 'not doing enough' to aid migrants

Human Rights Watch describes the detention of migrants in Saudi Arabia as 'arbitrary and abusive'.

The New Arab Staff

British-Australian lecturer's every step being followed inside Iranian prison

The communications of jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert are being closely monitored, sources within Qarchak prison have ...

Ali Adam

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Analysis: The truce reflects Israel's policy of maintaining the status quo in the Gaza Strip - a permanent blockade.

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Ali Adam

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Fear has gripped Gaza after the first community outbreak of Covid-19.

The New Arab Staff

Israel hit by Gaza's untreated sewage after power cut

Treatment plants in Gaza are unable to operate after Israel cut fuel supplies to the strip.

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

Lebanese are growing more desperate as jobs disappear and their money's value evaporates in a terrifying confluence of events.

Egypt thunderstorms bring torrential flooding, killing 21

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt thunderstorms bring torrential flooding, killing 21

Most of the victims were in rural areas and slums but apartments in some of the country's richest neighbourhoods have also been flooded.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Hard times test Assad loyalists' patience

An economic crisis and lack of state support have forced Syrians to take matters into their own hands.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Hundreds die as swine flu spreads

This week we look at hundreds of deaths due to the spread of diseases, tit-for-tat disputes between the rebels and government, and more.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya war leaves thousands homeless in Tripoli

Thousands of Libyans have been displaced and are now struggling to find housing since April, when Khalifa Haftar's forces launched an assault on ...

Lebanon hit by 'biblical flooding', killing two

The New Arab

Lebanon hit by 'biblical flooding', killing two

Flooding in Lebanon has exacerbated what protesters say are existing infrastructure issues caused by decades of neglect and corruption.

The New Arab & agencies

Nile countries meet for high-stakes talks amid dam fears

The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are meeting in Cairo for talks over Ethiopia’s mega-dam project, which Egypt fears could ...

Eight killed in Egypt after chaotic day of flooding

The New Arab

Eight killed in Egypt after chaotic day of flooding

Egyptians took to social media to criticise the government's lack of preparedness.

Deadly bone infections threaten lives of Gaza protest participants

Rakan Abed El Rahman

Deadly bone infections threaten lives of Gaza protest participants

Over 1,200 people shot in the lower limbs while protesting in weekly demonstrations in Gaza now require specialised medical treatment, including ...

Deadly protests engulf Iraq, but what ignited rage rage?

Nabil Salih

Deadly protests engulf Iraq, but what ignited rage rage?

Chronic corruption, an endemic job inequality and an absence of improvement in public services – just a few of the factors forcing Iraqis to ...

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