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The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

The alleged suicide of 11-year-old Khaled Alshammari has brought the plight of the impoverished, stateless community to the fore in Kuwait.

UN experts urge Guantanamo closure, remedies for 'torture'

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UN experts urge Guantanamo closure, remedies for 'torture'

A group of United Nations rights experts welcomed US President Joe Biden's stated goal to close Guantanamo Bay prison.

Death toll from Egypt shipwreck 'climbs to <em>9</em>'

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Death toll from Egypt shipwreck 'climbs to 9'

A boat carrying at least 19 people capsized late Monday in a lake west of Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Rescue workers have ...

Palestinian Raed Salah held in solitary confinement by Israel

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Palestinian Raed Salah held in solitary confinement by Israel

Sheikh Raed Salah is being held in solitary confinement by Israel and denied family visits.

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Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

Known for his Western-style business suits and soft-spoken, measured tones, Ahmed Zaki Yamani helped Saudi Arabia command a dominating presence in OPEC from its birth.

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Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

Lebanese militant Anis Naccache died Monday of coronavirus in a Damascus hospital at the age of 70.

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Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

At least 35 Algerian pro-democracy activists were freed from jail in the past 24 hours under presidential pardons, the National Committee for ...

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Two people dead in Myanmar anti-coup protest shooting

Myanmar's security forces fired live rounds and rubber bullets at protesters on Saturday.

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Carl Bildt

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first determine what ...

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US urges Myanmar to 'refrain from violence'

The US urged Myanmar's military to "refrain from violence" after the first death in protests against the coup.

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians ...

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

For some the constitutional talks were a last hope in ending the Syrian war peacefully. For others, it was another attempt by the regime to ...

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an ...

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UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

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Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria is being plagued by assassinations, as calls for the repatriation of foreigners increase.

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NATO holds post-Trump talks as Afghanistan decision looms

NATO defence ministers held their first talks since US President Joe Biden took office, with the future of the organisation's 9,600-strong ...

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Rights watchdog blasts UK government for neglecting migrants

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor says the hunger strike reflects a wider problem facing asylum seekers in the UK.

Britain to urge cease-fires to allow COVID-19 deliveries

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Britain to urge cease-fires to allow COVID-19 deliveries

The UK foreign secretary will call for a ceasefire in all war zones to allow for the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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NATO eyes post-Trump reset as Afghanistan call looms

NATO defence ministers meet for their first talks since US President Joe Biden took over from Donald Trump.

Jordanian police arrest teachers protesting union's forced closure

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Jordanian police arrest teachers protesting union's forced closure

Jordanian police have arrested teachers peacefully protesting last year's dissolution of the Jordanian Teachers Syndicate in the city of Irbid .

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal ...

Egypt to reopen embassy in Libyan capital

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Egypt to reopen embassy in Libyan capital

Egypt has announced that it will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli following the formation of a new transitional government.

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