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Following reports that 21 men convicted on terrorism-related charges were hanged in Iraq, the UN warned several hundred more prisoners in the country risked the same fate.

With President Donald Trump refusing to concede and making unsubstantiated claims of fraud, Mike Pompeo, one of his most loyal aides, has dug in with him.

Hundreds of civilians 'massacred' in growing Tigray crisis

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Hundreds of civilians 'massacred' in growing Tigray crisis

Scores of civilians, likely in the hundreds, have been killed as a result of escalating violence, according to Amnesty International.

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Nizar Hassan

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Comment: By returning Hariri to the premiership, Lebanon's ruling class has completed a counterrevolutionary cycle that started with his ...

Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

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Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

The election is just the second since the Southeast Asian nation emerged from nearly half a century of junta rule in 2011.

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

What will happen to US 'maximum pressure' on Iran?

Analysis: Trump and Biden paint two very different pictures of a future relationship with Iran, but either way, the 'maximum pressure' strategy looks likely to fail.

Malia Bouattia

Algerians will never forget their revolutionary martyrs

Comment: This 1 November, Algerians remember their anti-colonial struggle as they stand defiant against a regime that is far from achieving the ...

The New Arab Staff

OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical weapons ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi ...

Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

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Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

Iran's highest judicial authority has banned the use of torture, amid criticism from the international community on the way it treats its ...

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.

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic ...

Claiming Covid-19 'immunity,' Trump prepares for election fight

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Claiming Covid-19 'immunity,' Trump prepares for election fight

US President Donald Trump declared himself immune from Covid-19 and ready for a fight as his White House race against surging rival Joe Biden ...

'I am feeling great,' Trump tells supporters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'I am feeling great,' Trump tells supporters

The maskless president told supporters the US would 'defeat this terrible China virus'.

US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

The New Arab Staff

US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

The US Justice Department said it had blocked nearly 100 news sites surreptitiously run by the Iranian government.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

The ‘Coalition for Women in Journalism’ released a damning statement accusing the Egyptian regime of 'crushing' independent journalists.

Sam Hamad

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump is urged to intervene in US-Saudi national trial

President Trump has been asked by US representatives to raise al-Haidar's case 'with the highest levels' of the Saudi government.

Courtney Freer

Concerns over transparency shroud Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions

Comment: Unless Saudi Arabia submits to proper IAEA inspections, its nuclear ambitions will be viewed with distrust and scepticism by the ...

Germany presses Russia to release UN report on Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany presses Russia to release UN report on Libya

The widely leaked report accuses a Kremlin-linked military contractor of violating the UN's arms embargo on Libya.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three Egyptian police, four convicts killed in attempted prison-break

Three Egyptian policemen were killed when four convicts tried to escape the notorious Tora prison in Cairo. The convicts were later killed by ...

Algeria to hold early legislative elections following constitutional reform

The New Arab Staff

Algeria to hold early legislative elections following constitutional reform

Abdelmajid Tebboune on Sunday said early legislative elections will be held after the scheduled November 1 constitutional reforms.

Somali money transfer companies 'facilitate arms dealer transactions': report

The New Arab Staff

Somali money transfer companies 'facilitate arms dealer transactions': report

The damning report identifies 176 transactions within a six-year timeframe that were allegedly linked to suspected weapons dealers in Somalia ...

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

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