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In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with long-term inmates in Indonesia's infamous detention centres, trapped in squalid conditions with no hope of escape.

State officials have accused the US Secretary of State of violating federal law on child soldiers by omitting Myanmar, Iraq and Afghanistan from the list.

The Taliban's massive social media presence that's being ignored

Austin Bodetti

The Taliban's massive social media presence that's being ignored

Analysis: The United States has spent countless man hours working to counter Islamic State's online presence - but has neglected to do the same in Afghanistan, writes Austin Bodetti.

ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

The New Arab

ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorisation on Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, ...

IS recaptures 'last stronghold' in Syria from regime, Hizballah

The New Arab & agencies

IS recaptures 'last stronghold' in Syria from regime, Hizballah

IS fighters have retaken the town of Albukamal in eastern Syria from Assad regime troops and allied Iranian-backed militias, which Damascus ...

Emran Feroz

Austria's move to the right appears unstoppable

In-depth: The return of neo-Nazi parties to the centre stage in Hitler's birthplace should be no surprise, writes Emran Feroz.

Charlotte Phillips

On the road to Karbala with Iran's young pilgrims

Blog: Somewhere between 20-22 million Shia men and women are descending upon the Iraqi city of Karbala following a long, arduous pilgrimage on ...

The New Arab & agencies

NATO says to boost Afghan mission to 16,000 troops

The overall size of NATO's training and support mission in the unrest-hit country will increase from roughly 13,000 to roughly 16,000, the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Afghan university sees first graduates in women's studies

The first batch of graduates in women's studies collected their degrees from Kabul University on Sunday, the country's first higher education ...

Turkey detains nearly 300 'illegal refugees' in nationwide crackdown

The New Arab

Turkey detains nearly 300 'illegal refugees' in nationwide crackdown

Turkish security forces detained just under 300 refugees it says were staying in the country illegally, in the latest nationwide raids.

The New Arab

US army Afghanistan deserter avoids jail sentence

Former US soldier Bowe Bergdahl who deserted his post in Afghanistan has escaped a jail sentence, sparking anger from US President Donald Trump.

ICC prosecutor seeks probe into Afghanistan war crimes allegations

The New Arab & agencies

ICC prosecutor seeks probe into Afghanistan war crimes allegations

Rights groups welcome the announcement as a step toward ending impunity for alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan.

US-Canadian rescue saga: A silver lining for <em>Afghan</em> counter-insurgency?

Naveed Ahmad

US-Canadian rescue saga: A silver lining for Afghan counter-insurgency?

Comment: The United States is looking more to regional allies to help bring about stability in Afghanistan, as can be seen by the Boyle family's ...

More than 200 Afghans killed in bloody week More than 200 Afghans killed in bloody week

The New Arab

More than 200 Afghans killed in bloody week

The death toll from a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Afghanistan has risen to 54, as jihadi militias continue to target government and ...

Twin suicide bombings at Afghanistan mosques kill 40 Twin suicide bombings at Afghanistan mosques kill 40

The New Arab & agencies

Twin suicide bombings at Afghanistan mosques kill 40

Twin suicide bombings targeted mosques Afghanistan during evening prayers on Friday, killing at least 40 people, Afghan officials said.

Austin Bodetti

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air cover for its operations, reports Austin Bodetti.

The New Arab & agencies

Refugees 'live in squalor' in Greece as arrivals surge

Nearly two years since more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe thousands are still living in squalor after risking their ...

The New Arab & agencies

43 Afghan soldiers killed in suicide attack on base

At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan, the third ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Why China's investment in Oman matters

Comment: China has an important role to play in Oman's future and transition away from an oil-based economy toward a knowledge-based one, writes ...

Iranian guards commander killed in Syria: state media

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian guards commander killed in Syria: state media

A veteran Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander has been killed while fighting in Syria as a member of the Fatehin Battalion volunteer brigade, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Canadian hostage's 'daughter murdered, wife raped' during Afghan-Pakistan capture

A Canadian man held hostage along with his family by Afghan militant group the Haqqani network has spoken of his harrowing capture.

Pakistan army describes freeing US-Canadian couple from Taliban Pakistan army describes freeing US-Canadian couple from Taliban

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan army describes freeing US-Canadian couple from Taliban

The Pakistani military said the captors of a US-Canadian family held by the Taliban fled on foot after troops shot at their vehicle's tyres.

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

Comment: For Assad's regime, doubt is a political necessity, writes Idrees Ahmad.

'Joint Way Forward' deal puts <em>Afghan</em> refugees in danger

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

'Joint Way Forward' deal puts Afghan refugees in danger

The deal allowing the EU to deport an unlimited number of Afghan asylum seekers puts untold numbers of lives at risk, reports Mohammed ...

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