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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.

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, including allegations of rape and torture by US military and the CIA.

Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

The New Arab

Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in ...

Russia posts video-game image as 'proof' US helps IS

The New Arab & agencies

Russia posts video-game image as 'proof' US helps IS

Images posted by Russia's Ministry of Defence which allegedly showed the US aiding the Islamic State militant group in the Middle East 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 military coalition has said.

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 ...

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.

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.

The War on Terror and the lessons not learned

Usaid Siddiqui

The War on Terror and the lessons not learned

Comment: Washington has a structural inability to learn from history, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

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.

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

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 ...

43 Afghan soldiers killed in suicide attack on base

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 Giorgio Cafiero.

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.

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 ...

Sam Hamad

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn believes one cannot be selective on human rights issues - which makes his position on Syria all the more troubling, ...

Civilian killed in failed attack on Mattis in Kabul

The New Arab

Civilian killed in failed attack on Mattis in Kabul

Six rockets that were destined for a plane carrying US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Afghanistan killed at least one civilian and injured four ...

The New Arab

Roadside bomb kills senior Pakistani local official and guards

The Pakistani official was targeted by a bomb in a volatile federally administered tribal district along the Pakistani-Afghan border, while an ...

Afghanistan considers arming 20,000 civilians against the <em>Taliban</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Afghanistan considers arming 20,000 civilians against the Taliban

The Afghan government could form a vast paramilitary system by arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories re-captured from the ...

NATO apologises for offensive Quran leaflet

The New Arab

NATO apologises for offensive Quran leaflet

A US commander on Wednesday apologised for leaflets dropped in Afghanistan that were deemed offensive to Islam.

Chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh in the past 10 days following an uptick in fighting between militants and Myanmar's military ...

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