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Nearly two dozen migrants who had been fleeing the war-torn country died after the boat carrying them capsized.

The British government unveiled plans to provide "stronger legal protections" for military personnel and veterans who could face war crimes allegations.

Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

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Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The IS self-declared 'emirate' in Libya, fell to government forces in 2016.

<em>Amnesty</em> International slams abuse of refugees in Libya

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Amnesty International slams abuse of refugees in Libya

Amnesty International has urged the EU to reconsider cooperation with Libya, saying that “appalling human rights abuses” were being ...

Three Egyptian police, four convicts killed in attempted prison-break

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Three Egyptian police, four convicts killed in attempted prison-break

Three Egyptian policemen were killed when four convicts tried to escape the notorious Tora prison in Cairo. The convicts were later killed by ...

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Coronavirus cases in Lebanon’s largest prison soar past 350

Tests have revealed that over 350 prisoners in Lebanon’s Roumieh prison, which lawyers have called a ‘humanitarian time bomb’, are suffering from coronavirus and some prisoners have threatened a mutiny.

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After Lebanon blast, future lawsuits pile up

Victims of the deadly Beirut blast and their families are planning on sueing the state.

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Jailed Azerbaijan opposition leader given house arrest

The deputy chairman of the anti-government Musavat party, Tofig Yagublu was placed under house arrest.

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More than 200 coronavirus cases in Lebanon's biggest prison

The Roumieh prison holds more than three times its intended capacity, overcrowding that has led to a spike in coronavirus cases.

Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to desert camp

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Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to desert camp

Amnesty International is calling on Jordan to stop transferring Syrian refugees to a desert region of Syria.

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Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned it.

Lebanon lawyer warns coronavirus-hit prison 'humanitarian time bomb'

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Lebanon lawyer warns coronavirus-hit prison 'humanitarian time bomb'

The head of the Beirut Bar Association warned a novel coronavirus outbreak in crisis-hit Lebanon's largest and most overcrowded prison amounted ...

Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

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Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's ...

Oman welcomes Bahrain-Israel normalisation agreement

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Oman welcomes Bahrain-Israel normalisation agreement

Oman has issued a statement welcoming the Bahrain-Israel normalization deal, calling it a ‘strategic’ move.

Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

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Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

Bahrain's normalisation with Israel put a spotlight on the potential role of Riyadh, which has so far fended off pressure from US President ...

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No peace without justice for Palestinians, Amnesty International says

No peace agreements can bring lasting peace to Palestinians under Israeli occupation without justice and compensation, Amnesty said on Friday, as Bahrain announced normalisation with Israel.

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Egyptian activist faces 'fake news' trial on Saturday

Egyptian authorities have charged Sanaa Seif under the Penal Code and Cybercrime Law for disseminating information regarding Covid-19 in the ...

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US moves to block cotton made in Xinjiang

America's decision to exert more pressure on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims comes as human rights groups are calling for an end to ...

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Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

Lebanon has made important labour law changes but human rights say that more must be done.

Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

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Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

The case of Navid Afkari has drawn international interest, with world sports organisations jumping to his defence and critics claiming Iran is ...

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Amnesty says Malta using 'illegal tactics' against migrants

Malta has been condemned for using 'illegal tactics' against migrants making their way from North Africa.

'Blood paint' smeared on path of Israel team bus

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'Blood paint' smeared on path of Israel team bus

The protest act came ahead of an evening pro-Palestine demonstration, organised in response to calls to boycott the nations league match between ...

Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

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Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

International concern is growing for the health of prize-winning Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is over three weeks into a hunger strike.

<em>Amnesty</em> accuses Iran of gruesome torture in protest crackdown

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Amnesty accuses Iran of gruesome torture in protest crackdown

Detainees were flogged, sexually abused, and given electric shocks as part of Iran's deadly crackdown on November's protests, Amnesty ...

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