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Air strikes bombarded an aid warehouse in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, on Wednesday, days after the first delivery of food and medicine to the area in nearly three months.

Lebanon's president has accused Saudi Arabia of having "detained" Prime Minister Saad Hariri and using a notorious private security contractor to guard him.

Egypt to release 24 Nubians pending trial for protest

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Egypt to release 24 Nubians pending trial for protest

A rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians pending trial on charges they took part in a protest in the southern city of Aswan.

Dear Egypt: #WeNeedToTalk about Sisi's track record

Noor El-Terk

Dear Egypt: #WeNeedToTalk about Sisi's track record

The irony of Egypt hosting the World Youth Forum while Egypt's youth find themselves trapped between unemployment and a disastrous HR record was ...

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian struggle for liberation, writes Vacy Vlazna.

Kareem Chehayeb

New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

In-depth: Lebanon's new law on the prohibition of torture falls short of what's needed, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

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Dozens of detainees moved from secret UAE-run Yemeni prison

Dozens of detainees held in secret UAE-prisons in Yemen have been moved to a government-run facility in the southern city of Mukalla.

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IS recaptures Syria town in bid to salvage 'caliphate'

Islamic State militants have recaptured the Syria border town of Albu Kamal in a fierce counter-attack after losing control of their last urban ...

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains a ...

The New Arab

French tech firm taken to court over Egypt sales

Egyptian and international rights groups filed a criminal complaint with Paris prosecutors over the sale of French surveillance technology to ...

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

Matt Broomfield

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

Can Haftar be indicted for war crimes?

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Haftar be indicted for war crimes?

Comment: With the international community continuing to ignore allegations of Haftar's ongoing war crimes, will he ever see the inside of a ...

Israeli minister: Palestinian calling for right-to-return must be fired

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Israeli minister: Palestinian calling for right-to-return must be fired

Makbula Nassar was vocal in her solidarity of fellow Palestinians on social media, which had become a topic of controversy inside Israel

Media freedom 'stamped out' as Bahrain jails more journalists

The New Arab

Media freedom 'stamped out' as Bahrain jails more journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has sounded the alarm on the restriction of free speech in Bahrain after the arbitrary conviction of a blogger ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian refugees file war crime charges against Assad regime

Syrian refugees in Germany filed new criminal complaints on Wednesday accusing Bashar al-Assad's regime of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The New Arab

The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

David Haigh

Raped in UAE cell, victim turns to Scotland Yard

Comment: Former Leeds FC Managing Director David Haigh has turned to Scotland Yard's war crimes unit to bring his torturers to justice.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt activists outrage at Hollywood star's Sisi forum appearance

Egyptian activists are angered by Hollywood star Helen Hunt's participation at an event organised by Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Prominent Nubian activist dies after months in Egypt detention

The New Arab

Prominent Nubian activist dies after months in Egypt detention

A prominent Nubian activist detained in Egypt during a peaceful protest has died in jail in a case likely to fuel debate on medical care and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt summons Western envoys after criticism of lawyer's disappearance

Egypt summoned European ambassadors after they criticised the disappearance of an Egyptian human rights lawyer in Sepember who had been working ...

IS car bombing kills displaced Syrians in Deir az-Zour

The New Arab & agencies

IS car bombing kills displaced Syrians in Deir az-Zour

A car bomb attack by Islamic State militants has killed dozens of displaced people who had fled fighting in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, a ...

US army Afghanistan deserter avoids jail sentence

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

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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.

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