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The temple would be the first new Hindu place of worship built in Islamabad since Pakistan's creation in 1947, but Islamic activists claim the move would be against Islam.

Comment: Russia is exploiting its UN Security Council veto power for the purposes of aiding and abetting war crimes in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

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Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

The SDF has been at loggerheads with Turkey over control of northern Syria.

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

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Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

<em>Amnesty</em> slams Russia's 'despicable' Syria aid veto

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Amnesty slams Russia's 'despicable' Syria aid veto

Russia and China abused their veto power in order to end vital cross-border aid supplies for Syrian civilians, said Amnesty, calling it ...

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'High probability' Greece killed Syrian refugee at border: investigation

Athens is accused of killing at least two migrants after thousands of asylum seekers gathered at its border with Turkey in March.

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Morocco arrests journalist over 'drunk' argument after spying claims

Omar Radi, who Amnesty had previously warned was targeted by Israeli spyware but accused by authorities of being a 'foreign spy', was ...

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

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Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges

The trial of 11 human rights activists became a symbol of the crackdown on critics after the 2016 failed attempt to overthrow President Recep ...

Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

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Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

Morocco has demanded Amnesty International prove that it has deployed spyware on a journalist.

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Photo of toddler and slain grandfather angers Kashmiris

Indian troops allegedly shot 65-year-old Bashir Ahmed Khan in front of his 3-year-old grandson, before placing the child on his grandfather's ...

UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

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UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

The resolution, drafted by France and Tunisia, calls for "an immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations" on the Security Council's ...

Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

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Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

Comment: Sacking Long-Bailey for making a factual mistake about an otherwise verified practice is a low-down attempt to punish Labour's left, ...

'Law of the jungle': <em>Amnesty</em> slams Israel's annexation plans

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'Law of the jungle': Amnesty slams Israel's annexation plans

Israeli authorities are promoting 'law of the jungle' with their illegal plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, Amnesty ...

Premier League still mulling Saudi-led bid for Newcastle

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Premier League still mulling Saudi-led bid for Newcastle

The Premier League has not yet approved Saudi Arabia's takeover of Newcastle football team.

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The Iraq Report: Showdown between government and Iran-backed militias

Iraq's new prime minister has sent the elite CTS force to arrest members of Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah, accused of targeting US soldiers. The Iraq Report unpacks the meaning and implications.

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Algeria's constitutional reform process 'undermined by crackdown'

The rights group says Tebboune's crackdown on anti-government activists is preventing true constitutional reform.

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Egypt police release journalist Nora Younis following raid

Al-Manassa's editor-in-chief was released on 10,000 EGP bail in the early hours of Friday, following her arrest during a raid on the outlet's ...

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Stranded Rohingya pulled to shore by sympathetic Indonesians

After officials refused to allow the group to land, locals took matters into their own hands by jumping into boats which they used to pull the ...

TripAdvisor must vacate illegal Israeli settlements: <em>Amnesty</em>

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TripAdvisor must vacate illegal Israeli settlements: Amnesty

With a 'sharp increase' in Israeli settlement expansion underway, Amnesty has called on the holiday booking site to not 'legitimise ...

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Rights groups condemn Egypt's harassment of US-based activist's family

Five of Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan's cousins have been detained, in what is thought to be a reprisal for his lawsuit against the ...

Morocco investigates journalist after <em>Amnesty</em> claims

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Morocco investigates journalist after Amnesty claims

Omar Radi dismissed the allegations against him as "ridiculous" and told AFP the government was tarnishing Morocco's reputation by attacking ...

Egypt police raid news outlet office, arrest editor-in-chief

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Egypt police raid news outlet office, arrest editor-in-chief

Al-Manassa news site said in a statement that at least eight police raided its offices and searched computers before arresting its editor, Nora ...

Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

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Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to Hezbollah ...

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