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The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

Ethiopians who have long looked to Saudi Arabia as an escape from poor economic prospects are enduring "unimaginable cruelty", Amnesty International said.

US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

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US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

A $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of the new Islamic State leader has been doubled, US authorities said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in <em>detention</em> facility

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Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in detention facility

Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia allege they have been beaten and mistreated in Saudi prisons.

Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

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Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

A former gravedigger has given a German court horrifying details about the burial of tens of thousands of Assad regime torture victims in mass ...

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UAE 'involved in Libya attack that killed 26 cadets'

The missiles used in the devastating 4 January strike on unarmed military cadets in the Libyan capital has been traced back to a UAE-controlled drone

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Jordan arrests popular cartoonist, refers him to security court

Journalists are protesting the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj after he was referred to Jordan's State Security Court for prosecution on ...

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Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

Mohamed bin Salman's cousins are said to regret the crown prince's rise to power.

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Manchester twins 'held in detention' after fleeing refugee camp

Twin sisters Zahra and Salma Halane, who went to Syria to join IS reportedly escaped a refugee camp before being arrested.

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

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The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime ...

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Italy defence ministry seeks closer ties with Libya

Libya and Italy announced plans to collaborate on reclamation and demining activities while expanding cooperation in medicine and military ...

Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

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Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the teachers ...

Three Saudi men arrested over tweets mourning late dissident

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Three Saudi men arrested over tweets mourning late dissident

Three men were arrested in Saudi Arabia after posting tweets mourning activist Abdullah Al-Hamid, who died in detention in ...

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

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Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

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Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

Feras Fayyad, who directed an award-winning documentary about Syrian doctors recounts the horrific torture he experienced almost a decade ago.

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UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

A group of UK lawmakers urged the UK Foreign Office to intervene in the cases of three Gulf activists who are at risk of contracting Covid-19 in prison.

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Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

Alaa Massri, 18, was arrested while protesting at the site of the statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León, which protesters have ...

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Rights group to 'expose, prosecute' Egypt torture perpetrators

Perpetrators of torture in Egypt could soon be exposed for their crimes, rights organisations have warned, amid a newly-launched campaign to end ...

Paul McLoughlin

A letter to Putin: 'Release Syrian detainees'

A Syrian doctor and former detainee has made a last-ditch effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Syria's packed jails by writing to Russian ...

Sudan prosecutor suggests Bashir may not be extradited

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Sudan prosecutor suggests Bashir may not be extradited

A Sudanese prosecutor suggested that nationals wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes like ousted president Omar ...

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Darfur suspect rejects 'untrue' war crimes charges

Former Janjaweed militia leader Ali Kushayb appeared before the ICC for the first time on Monday, facing more than 50 war crimes charges.

Campaign demands release of Jordanians in UAE prisons

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Campaign demands release of Jordanians in UAE prisons

Prisoners in the UAE are in danger of contracting Covid-19 amid unsanitary conditions, according to family members of detainees.

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

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HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

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