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Ethiopian domestic workers in Lebanon who have lost their jobs are given little protection under the country's current sponsorship system.

International observers place the death toll in the crackdown between 300 and 1,500.

Iran calls on US to 'stop violence' against protesters

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Iran calls on US to 'stop violence' against protesters

Washington should 'let its people breathe', Tehran said in a message backing the protests engulfing the US.

Iran FM flips the script on US over protests

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Iran FM flips the script on US over protests

Tehran's top diplomat altered a State Department statement on protests in Iran to berate the US over the killing of George Floyd and protests ...

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

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Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, while London-based human rights group Amnesty ...

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UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

The United Nations has extended an arms embargo in South Sudan after an intensification of fighting.

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Why Canada must cancel its Saudi weapons deal

Comment: It's time Justin Trudeau met Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record with real action, and cancelled Canada's weapons sales, writes ...

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Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Comment: The WTO's objection to Mohammed bin Salman's Newcastle United deal won't fix Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but it's a step in the ...

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Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the ...

Saudi plans Premier League broadcasting bid amid Newcastle controversy

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Saudi plans Premier League broadcasting bid amid Newcastle controversy

Saudi Arabia is planning to bid for the rights to broadcast Premier League matches as its Newcastle United takeover bid falters over previous ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque ...

Qatar coronavirus contact-tracing app 'fixed' to address privacy concerns

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Qatar coronavirus contact-tracing app 'fixed' to address privacy concerns

Upgrade comes after Amnesty International discovered security risks with a Covid-19 tracing app

Greece denies reports Turkey occupied border strip

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Greece denies reports Turkey occupied border strip

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias acknowledged the presence of Turkish forces in the area but said Greek soil had not been 'occupied by foreign ...

Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid dies in detention

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Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid dies in detention

Saudi dissident Abdullah Al-Hamid died on April 24 after being denied medical attention by prison authorities.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Iranian medics are saying there are new coronavirus symptoms, Egyptian hospitals have reached critical threshold and other stories from today.

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Algerian courts give tough jail sentences to Facebook activists

Algerian courts have sentenced three activists to tough terms for publishing ‘insulting’ posts on Facebook amid accusations that the government is using coronavirus to clamp down on popular protests.

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Iran forces killed 220 protesters in two days: Amnesty

Iran's security forces killed over 220 people over the span of two days during protests that shook the country in November 2019, ...

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Denmark sold arms to UAE despite Yemen war ban

Military hardware developed by Terma, a Danish aerospace and defence manufacturer, found its way into Emirati warships, even after Denmark ...

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Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an ...

Roma opens 'discreet' takeover talks with Saudi crown prince

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Roma opens 'discreet' takeover talks with Saudi crown prince

AS Roma's owners are reportedly keen to show MbS that the club up for sale, however have insisted they are not sabotaging the ongoing Newcastle ...

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Prominent artists, actors urge Israel to end Gaza blockade

Over 200 prominent musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and more signed on to an open letter urging Israel to end its blockade of Gaza during ...

Salman al-Awdah heard from Saudi prison for first time

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Salman al-Awdah heard from Saudi prison for first time

Jailed Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah spoke with his mother and daughter from inside a Saudi prison, his relatives have confirmed.

French olive farmer cleared of charges for aiding migrants

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French olive farmer cleared of charges for aiding migrants

A French court cleared charges against a man who helped around 200 migrants cross the border from Italy.

<em>Amnesty</em> accuses Damascus, Moscow of 'war crimes' in Idlib

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Amnesty accuses Damascus, Moscow of 'war crimes' in Idlib

Amnesty International on Monday said it has documented 18 attacks in northwest Syria carried out by regime and Russian forces ...

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