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The Israel Prison Service said it began vaccinating all incarcerated people against Covid-19, including Palestinians, following calls from rights groups, Palestinian officials and Israel's attorney general.

As Israel celebrated its two million inoculation threshold, human rights groups called on the Jewish state to fulfil its obligation in providing Covid-19 vaccines to the Palestinian territories.

UK company cancels Turkey exports over Karabakh drone use

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UK company cancels Turkey exports over Karabakh drone use

A number of Western companies have been pressured not to supply parts to Turkish drone giant Baykar.

Azerbaijan invites allies Turkey and Pakistan to 'rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh'

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Azerbaijan invites allies Turkey and Pakistan to 'rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh'

The three countries' top diplomats discussed reconstruction efforts and an initiative to combat global Islamophobia.

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

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Amnesty seeks probe into civilian deaths in Karabakh conflict

Amnesty International urged Azerbaijan and Armenia to probe into civilian casualties during the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory.

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

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Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged ...

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Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to ...

Sudan: key dates in Darfur war

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Sudan: key dates in Darfur war

A timeline of the decades-long Darfur conflict as the UN and AU's long-running peacekeeping mission came to an end.

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Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years in prison as “cruel” and ...

Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

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Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

Activists see Loujain al-Hathloul as an "incredible fierce and resolute" champion of women's rights who represented the kingdom's modern ...

Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

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Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

Just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees were in the latest batch heading for Bhashan Char, an isolated flood-prone island, described by Bangladesh's ...

Turkey debates NGO law which could 'limit freedoms'

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Turkey debates NGO law which could 'limit freedoms'

Turkey is debating a new law that critics say could limit the freedom of NGOs and other civil society organisations.

<em>Amnesty</em> urges Algeria not to deport Yemen refugees

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Amnesty urges Algeria not to deport Yemen refugees

Amnesty International has called on Algeria to immediately halt the deportation of seven Yemeni immigrants who could face ...

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Moroccan journalist appears in court on spy charges

Omar Radi professed his innocence and said his foreign dealings under investigation were "purely professional and connected to his work as a journalist", his lawyer said.

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UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

The Council adopted a resolution that hands over responsibility for maintaining security to Sudan's transitional government.

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Hundreds of migrant domestic workers flown home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant domestic workers have been repatriated with funds raised by local charities, but thousands more ...

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The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Turkish philanthropist on trial for alleged failed coup ties

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Turkish philanthropist on trial for alleged failed coup ties

Osman Kavala denies accusations of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government.

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Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The popular television show has launched two new Rohingya characters in a bid to help traumatized refugee children

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

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Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

Tunisia: The road to revolution

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Tunisia: The road to revolution

In-depth: The uprisings that swept North Africa and the Middle East began in Tunisia, bringing freedom and democracy to a country so long ...

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