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Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in Turkey enter free fall, writes Deniz Yuksel.

Iran's foreign ministry said it is suspending cooperation with the European Union in various fields following the bloc's decision to blacklist several Iranian security officials over a 2019 protest crackdown.

EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

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EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

The EU on Monday added eight Iranian security officials to a sanctions blacklist over a 2019 protest crackdown.

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

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Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

US doubles aid in Ethiopia's Tigray amid famine fears

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US doubles aid in Ethiopia's Tigray amid famine fears

Some $152 million in US aid will be given to prevent potential famine in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, Washington said on Thursday.

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The Crown star calls for release of British-Iranian man

With the launch of a new Amnesty International campaign, British film and TV stars have called on the Iranian government to release Anoosheh Ashoori.

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UN chief to South Sudan: progress before arms assessment

The UN Secretary-General has outlined 'three key benchmarks' ahead of May's assessment of the South Sudan arms embargo.

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Biden administration pledges $235m in 'critical' aid to Palestinians

The Biden administration's pledge of $235 million in aid to the Palestinians comes at a 'critical moment' amid the pandemic.

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China sentences Uighur ex-government officials to death for ‘separatism’

China has handed two Uighur former government officials death sentences for allegedly carrying out “separatist activities”.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

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Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated ...

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Turkey summons China's envoy over Uighur tweets

Turkey summoned China's ambassador over tweets denouncing two top Turkish politicians over their criticism of Beijing's crackdown on Uighurs in ...

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

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Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

Algeria police probe teen protester's claim of sex abuse

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Algeria police probe teen protester's claim of sex abuse

Algerian police said Sunday they had launched an investigation after videos on social media claiming officers sexually abused a teenage boy ...

India’s Gulf workers in Covid-19 reverse migration chaos

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India’s Gulf workers in Covid-19 reverse migration chaos

Migrant workers from India have helped build Gulf economies, but many have fallen victim to the Covid-19 crisis.

Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

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Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

Rights groups said Iran is "obsessively" executing death row inmates despite a decline in public support for capital punishment.

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Iran condemns UK police's treatment of Bristol protesters

Iran's foreign ministry said it is time for UK authorities to show they cared about 'their own people and excessive police violence'.

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Lebanon orders probe into torture of detained Syrians

Lebanon's prosecutor general Ghassan Oueidat has ordered to open an investigation on the alleged torture of more than 20 Syrians in custody.

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Ethiopia PM says Eritrea to withdraw troops from Tigray

Abiy sent troops into Tigray on November 4 after blaming the region's once-dominant ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), ...

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Saudi official threatened to 'take care of' UN investigator

The remarks were reportedly made during a meeting between UN officials and a visiting Saudi delegation in Geneva, The Guardian reported.

Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China abuses

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Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China abuses

Campaigners are calling on Airbnb to drop its sponsorship connection with the Olympics over alleged rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong ...

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Turkish markets sink after Erdogan fires top banker

Turkish currency and stocks plunged Monday as officials tried to stem the carnage caused by Erdogan's abrupt dismissal of his reformist central ...

<em>Amnesty</em> accuses Lebanon of 'torture' of detained Syrians

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Amnesty accuses Lebanon of 'torture' of detained Syrians

Amnesty International accused Lebanese authorities of "cruel and abusive" treatment of more than 20 Syrians it said had been ...

UK-Iranian man in 'prolonged solitary confinement' in Iran: <em>Amnesty</em>

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UK-Iranian man in 'prolonged solitary confinement' in Iran: Amnesty

Amnesty International has called for the unconditional release of a British-Iranian man who they said was being held in ...

Iran ex-president Khatami blasted over New Year message

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Iran ex-president Khatami blasted over New Year message

Former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami found himself in troubled waters on Saturday for his Persian New Year message.

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