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The Rabaa Massacre of over 1,000 people in 2013 marked a dark defining point for human rights, with a subsequent vacuum in justice leading to unchecked state violence ever since.

A recent BBC Arabic documentary presents new evidence on the alleged abduction and disappearance of princes from the House of Saud who have called for reform in the authoritarian kingdom.

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Paul Iddon

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Analysis: Sadr may yet be able to use his clout to build bridges with Sunni communities, while urging Riyadh to end its crackdown on Saudi Shia communities, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkey wants to make an example of Afrin

Paul Iddon

Turkey wants to make an example of Afrin

Analysis: Turkey may try to compensate for its failure to crush its Syrian Kurdish opponents by bombarding Afrin canton, their smallest, most ...

Refugees trapped in Libya tortured, raped and murdered: Oxfam

The New Arab

Refugees trapped in Libya tortured, raped and murdered: Oxfam

The fate of Europe-bound refugees trapped in Libya has been detailed in a ...

IS 'planned Mosul invasion from Abu Ghraib prison'

The New Arab

IS 'planned Mosul invasion from Abu Ghraib prison'

Senior fighters of the Islamic State group planned to invade Mosul and other border cities with Syria from inside Abu Ghraib prison, according to confessions from an IS leader.

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The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Brenda Stoter

How an Arab tribal leader saved a Yazidi family

In-depth: An ancient circumcision ritual bonded Nadine's family with that of a wealthy Arab, who sheltered them from the genocidal Islamic State group, reports Brenda Stoter.

Inside the counter-extremism programme that is preventing terrorism

Jamil Hussein

Inside the counter-extremism programme that is preventing terrorism

In-depth: Has a city in Denmark cracked the puzzle of fighting terrorism?

Anti-Islamophobia bill stalls in US Congress

Aaron Magid

Anti-Islamophobia bill stalls in US Congress

In-depth: Legislation that would ensure a foreigner could not be denied admission to the US because of their religion has failed to get off the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian family evicted after 50 years in Jerusalem home

The Shamasneh Family have lived in the same home in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood for five decades, but now face imminent eviction to make way for Israeli settlers.

Russia wants to keep contracts signed by Libya's Gaddafi

Robert Cusack

Russia wants to keep contracts signed by Libya's Gaddafi

A leading Russian diplomat gave an illuminating interview on Friday, commenting on his country's policies over Libya.

Paul Iddon

Prolonged Qatar blockade has serious ramifications for wider region

Analysis: The entrenchment of regional divisions could have far-reaching consequences beyond the Gulf, notes Paul Iddon.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

A glimmer of hope as MSF opens Kunduz clinic

MSF secured Pentagon assurances that medics would not be targeted, but the military has either botched air raids or disregarded Afghan lives with reckless drone strikes, reports Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

Welcome to Wadi al-Salam, the world's biggest graveyard

Gareth Browne

Welcome to Wadi al-Salam, the world's biggest graveyard

In-depth: A look inside the most profitable business in Iraq.

Aqsa showdown a rare victory for Palestinians

The New Arab & agencies

Aqsa showdown a rare victory for Palestinians

The Palestinian political leadership of all factions, including the Palestinian Authority, had been mostly irrelevant during the crisis, with the mass non-violent movement led largely by demonstrators.

Paul McLoughlin

Show of force: Hizballah declares 'mission accomplished' against al-Nusra

In-depth: Hizballah say they have completed the first stage of a campaign in eastern Lebanon's Arsal region, but was it little more than an unnecessary show of force?

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Restricting free expression: Activists are being silenced in Libya

Activists are being physically attacked, detained, threatened, harassed, while many have disappeared in Tripoli and elsewhere in western Libya, a leading human rights group has found.

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

Analysis: China has historically been a friend of Palestine, but its economic initiatives require increasing cooperation with Israel, writes ...

South Sudan clashes force patients, doctors to flee hospital

The New Arab & agencies

South Sudan clashes force patients, doctors to flee hospital

Patients and doctors at the clinic in the town of Maiwut risked being caught up in an army offensive closing in on the nearby ...

Charlie Hoyle

Who are Israel's Druze community?

In-depth: The 120,000-strong community is unique in its self-identification and shares a complex relationship with Israel's state, society, and Palestine.

#StopArmingIsrael: Activists close down UK Israel weapons factory

Diana Alghoul

#StopArmingIsrael: Activists close down UK Israel weapons factory

In-depth: Names of the children who died during the 2014 massacre were tied onto the gates, and coffins with photos of every single child killed in that war were displayed.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Refugees riot as tensions in Greek camps boil over

The pressure building on refugees stuck on Greek islands was bound to show eventually, reports Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

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Syria’s war has 'cost the economy $226 billion'

Syria's devastating six-year war has caused losses to its economy of $226 billion, the World Bank estimates, ravaging the country’s social and economic infrastructure.