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A civil lawsuit filed by three former Iraqi inmates who claim they were tortured by US military contractors at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison went before federal judge on Friday.

US President Trump said he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt, despite a damning report condemning Cairo for its poor human rights record and impunity granted to security forces.

UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

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UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

The UN Security Council has agreed to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Iraq on Thursday.

Dina Tokio perfectly shuts down anti-Muslim trolls

Sana Uqba

Dina Tokio perfectly shuts down anti-Muslim trolls

Video: Dozens of YouTube viewers who left hateful comments on Dina Tokio's channel have come in for a whooping this week, and we are loving it.

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

Alessandra Bajec

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

In-depth: By reinforcing Europe's fortress policy, Italy is further endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants rather than solving the crisis, ...

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Damning US report slams rights violations in Sisi's Egypt

New report by the Trump administration has issued a damning verdict on human rights in Egypt under President Sisi, condemning detentions, disappearances and reports of extrajudicial executions in the country.

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Libya, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

More than 5,000 migrants were rescued by Libya and Italy this week, showing the perilous route remains open, although numbers have dropped ...

The New Arab

Libyan coastguards 'turn back more than 1,000 migrants'

Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Education value decays in Yemen during wartime

4.5 million school students in Yemen will not be able to resume their classes this coming school year.

Kuwaiti police arrest, <em>abuse</em> 'feminine' Instagram star

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Kuwaiti police arrest, abuse 'feminine' Instagram star

An Instagram celebrity, who receives an array of comments for his controversial posts, claims he was arrested and abused in Kuwait for being too ...

The New Arab

Trolling Saudi minister threatens war with Qatar

Blog: Saud al-Qahtani has adopted the Donald Trump model, tweeting thinly veiled threats of war.

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Alexander Schinis

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Comment: When Assad gassed his own people in Khan Sheikhoun, a cluster of journalists flocked to give him cover. They must all be held to ...

Morocco urged to address torture allegations

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Morocco urged to address torture allegations

In-depth: Human rights groups say Moroccan police are still brutally dispersing demonstrations and torturing protesters in the Rif region, ...

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

Gehad Quisay

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

Comment: The Trump administration expects its allies to fall in line over North Korea, but that may prove complicated for Egypt's military ...

The Church has endured far worse than firebrand Bannon

Andrew Leber

The Church has endured far worse than firebrand Bannon

Comment: Bannon suggested this week that the Catholic Church favours unlimited migration in order to swell congregation numbers. Pope Francis is ...

Dr Joanne Liu

European governments are feeding Libya's business of suffering

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) pen an open letter of the consequences of the European Governments' strategy towards the suffering of people trying to escape Libya

The New Arab

Lebanese bank hires anti-Hizballah US official for terror-financing advice

Lebanon's Société Générale de Banque au Liban assigned on Wednesday former US treasury department official Daniel Glaser as a senior adviser to ...

The New Arab

Viral: Outrage after man beats son in Saudi mall

Thousands of Saudi social media users were left enraged this week after a video showing a man beating his son at a Saudi mall went viral.

The New Arab

Torture in Sisi's Egypt may be 'crime against humanity'

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has given a "green light" to use systematic torture against detainees, allowing total impunity for ...

Anger as Saudi psychologist shares son's animal <em>abuse</em>

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Anger as Saudi psychologist shares son's animal abuse

'The butcher training him should have prepared him with a sharper knife,' said parent.

Diana Alghoul

Video sparks debate on parenting methods in Lebanon

Aida Sabra had mixed reactions to her video talking about whether hitting your child was a good form of discipline in the Arab world.

The EU is the real threat to migrants

Mat Nashed

The EU is the real threat to migrants

Comment: If the EU is truly committed to saving lives, then it's time to replace a policy of deterrence with state sponsored rescue missions, ...

Brussels, at the heart of the EU's Islamophobic policymaking

Malia Bouattia

Brussels, at the heart of the EU's Islamophobic policymaking

Comment: Belgium may be leading the way in Islamophobic policymaking, but we can also learn much from their resistance and activism, writes ...

Israeli settlers threaten to 'sexually assault' Palestinian woman

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Israeli settlers threaten to 'sexually assault' Palestinian woman

A human rights group released footage showing a group of settlers shouting foul language through a loudspeaker at Palestinians in the area.

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