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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.

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 account, writes Alexander Schinis.

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 unlikely to take this lying down, writes Andrew Leber.

Hundreds of Israelis gather to demand Netanyahu's indictment

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Hundreds of Israelis gather to demand Netanyahu's indictment

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has accused his opposition of conducting a witch hunt against him, as pressure mounts for him to step ...

The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

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The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

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

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Lebanon war adoptees in the Diaspora trace their roots

International adoption began before Lebanon's conflict but ballooned during the civil war, with middle men and local officials aiding the process by producing falsified paperwork, often for a fee.

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Iraq governor flees to Iran amid growing corruption scandal

The governor of the Iraqi province of Basra has fled to neighbouring Iran amid a growing corruption scandal allegedly connected to ...

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Israel's Netanyahu rails against 'left-wing' conspiracy

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu claims there is an orchestrated left-wing media campaign to throw him out of office, as charges of ...

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The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

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

White House spokesman Spicer out in shake-up

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White House spokesman Spicer out in shake-up

White House press secretary Sean Spicer quit after Trump named a Wall Street financier as the new White House communications director - a role ...

Andrew Leber

Donnie Darko (Jr) and the deathly tweet

Comment: Donald Trump Junior's tweets this week took the Trump presidency to a new level of absurdity. Only the ballot box can save us now, ...

Donnie Darko (Jr) and the deathly tweet

Andrew Leber

Donnie Darko (Jr) and the deathly tweet

Comment: Donald Trump Junior's tweets this week took the Trump presidency to a new level of absurdity. Only the ballot box can save us now, ...

UN blames Yemen warring sides for 'man-made' cholera crisis

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UN blames Yemen warring sides for 'man-made' cholera crisis

The UN aid chief has blamed Yemen's warring parties and their foreign backers for a 'man-made' cholera outbreak affecting 320,000 people.

Seven Israeli military chiefs arrested over submarine corruption investigation

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Seven Israeli military chiefs arrested over submarine corruption investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will face questioning on his involvement in the vice scandal on Monday, after six ex-military chiefs ...

Muslim by label and British by happenstance

Sophia Akram

Muslim by label and British by happenstance

Comment: A government report released this week pinpointed the counter-extremism Prevent programme as one of the main factors holding Muslims ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Choosing peace over justice: The return of Hekmatyar

One of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords has taken a seat with the other criminals and corrupt cronies in the nation's 'unity' government, writes Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

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Awkward: Saudi interpreter ignores German FM's defence of Qatar

A live presser by Germany's foreign minister in Jeddah caused major embarrassment for an interpreter, who stopped translating his remarks when ...

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Stigma keeps drug addicts quiet in Gaza Strip

In the Gaza Strip, the tiny Palestinian territory sandwiched between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean and ravaged by three wars in a decade, ...

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UAE ambassador to Washington 'linked to multi-billion fraud scandal'

Documents show companies connected to the UAE ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba received $66 million allegedly misappropriated from ...

The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

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The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

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

Hadani Ditmars

Fire in Babylon: Ignoring flames at our peril

Undermining public safety in the name of cutting costs ties London to Baghdad and beyond, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Moroccan parliament urges explanation amid Rif police violence <em>scandal</em>

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Moroccan parliament urges explanation amid Rif police violence scandal

The Moroccan parliament wants to know "everything" about what has happened in Al-Hoceima after calling for the rights of protesters.

The Iraq Report: Winning the war, squandering the peace

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Winning the war, squandering the peace

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

How to impeach Donald Trump

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

How to impeach Donald Trump

Comment: Impeachment requires 25 Republican votes and all Democrats in the House, plus 19 of the GOP to join all 48 Democratic Senators. But ...

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