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The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on the escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinians despite opposition from the US.

While Saudi media has taken a critical stance against Israel’s actions, UAE media have taken a much more lukewarm approach, similar to that of Western news agencies.

Syria releases online economy critics ahead of 'sham' elections

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Syria releases online economy critics ahead of 'sham' elections

Hundred of Syrians accused of minor infractions have been released as part of a general amnesty ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.

Greta says events in Israel, Palestine ‘devasting to follow’

Nick McAlpin

Greta says events in Israel, Palestine ‘devasting to follow’

The Swedish environmental activist said she is "against any form of violence or oppression from anyone".

Palestinians in Jerusalem receive 'threatening texts' from Israeli intelligence

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Palestinians in Jerusalem receive 'threatening texts' from Israeli intelligence

Palestinians have been receiving 'threatening texts' from Israel's intelligence, claiming that they have been taking part in 'acts of violence' ...

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Israel using ‘wanton force’ at Jerusalem protests: Amnesty

Amnesty International said evidence indicated Israel has launched 'violent raids on al-Aqsa' and 'unprovoked attacks on peaceful demonstrators in Sheikh Jarrah.'

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UK activists protest Syrian refugee returns to Danish ambassador

Syrian activists and their supporters have met the Danish ambassador to the UK to protest threatened deportations of refugees to areas around ...

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Egypt hangs Coptic monk for killing of abbot

Egyptian authorities executed a Coptic Christian monk convicted over the 2018 killing of the abbot of an ancient desert monastery.

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Detained Yemeni model in danger of 'virginity test': Amnesty

Entisar Al-Hammadi is in danger of undergoing a 'forced virginity test', Amnesty International said, describing the practice as 'sexual ...

<em>Amnesty</em> urges Libya to 'rein in militias'

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Amnesty urges Libya to 'rein in militias'

Libya's new government has been urged by global rights group Amnesty to focus on human rights and rein in militias.

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Planned Danish asylum centre in Rwanda 'unconscionable, potentially unlawful'

Amnesty International's European director staunchly criticised the idea of a Danish refugee reception centre in Rwanda, which local ...

Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

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Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

An Afghan journalist has been shot dead by gunman after the Taliban accused him of “biased reporting”.

UN experts demand 'immediate release' of Iranian filmmaker

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UN experts demand 'immediate release' of Iranian filmmaker

UN experts have warned against the continued detention of Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Nourizad 'given his serious health condition'.

Sudanese poet detained for revolutionary recital on Khartoum massacre

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

Sudanese poet detained for revolutionary recital on Khartoum massacre

A Sudanese poet is facing prison time for reciting a poem that honours the victims massacred in by Sudan's military during 2019 uprising.

Yemen journalists living in danger on Press Freedom Day

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Yemen journalists living in danger on Press Freedom Day

Journalists in Yemen remain among the world's most endangered.

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Syrian president declares amnesty as election approaches

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree authorising the release of some prisoners ahead of elections, in a move unlikely to bring hope to the families of political detainees.

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Iran 'toying with life' of dissident filmmaker: Amnesty

Imprisoned filmmaker Mohammad Nourizad has faced torture and sexual violence in prison, Amnesty International says.

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How 'indefinite transit' is keeping refugees stuck in limbo

Comment: Even for those refugees evacuated from Libya, many are still living in very dangerous conditions, with long-term uncertainty and ...

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UK government questioned on Iranian debt on Nazanin's case

A British government minister is defending the steps taken by the government to push for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Egypt executes nine over 2013 police station storming

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Egypt executes nine over 2013 police station storming

Egyptian authorities executed nine people Monday over the storming of a police station in 2013 in which 13 policemen were killed, a security ...

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Russia orders Navalny groups to suspend activities

Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation gets suspended as the prosecutors try to stop any criticism of President Putin ahead of the ...

Egypt's 'most famous executioner' dies aged 75

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Egypt's 'most famous executioner' dies aged 75

Hussein Al-Fiqi reportedly held the world record for being the most prolific state executioner between 1990 and 2006, carrying out the death ...

UK PM Boris Johnson condemns reported new Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentence

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UK PM Boris Johnson condemns reported new Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentence

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe previously considered suicide while in an Iranian prison, according to her husband.

'Torture' and 'sham trials' in Libyan military courts: <em>Amnesty</em>

The New Arab Staff

'Torture' and 'sham trials' in Libyan military courts: Amnesty

Amnesty says the Haftar-led LAAF has subjected detainees to physical and psychological abuse.

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