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Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

A Hague-based international tribunal investigating war crimes committed against Kosovo's during 1990s have arrested their first suspect.

Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

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Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

Opponents of authoritarian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have called for large-scale demonstrations on Friday.

Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of ...

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

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Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

Despite a reduction in violence, Syrians remain subject to 'gross' human rights violations, a UN commission has said.

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Palestinian security forces arrest supporters of UAE-based Dahlan

Former Palestinian security chief, Mohammed Dahlan, has been living in exile in the UAE.

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Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened ...

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WATCH: Egyptian protesters overturn police truck on 'Palacegate' anniversary

Egyptian protesters angry at the potential demolition of unlicensed buildings in their village have overturned a police truck on the first ...

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Anti-Sisi protests erupt in Egypt's Suez

Footage that emerged online showed protesters chanting against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Friday, a days ahead of planned ...

First <em>arrests</em> in Iraq PM's anti-corruption drive: sources

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First arrests in Iraq PM's anti-corruption drive: sources

The arrests represent a rare instance in which current Iraqi officials are subject to judicial procedures.

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Sudan says arrests 41 for possessing explosives

Sudanese authorities arrested 41 people for possessing large amounts of explosives.

Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

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Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

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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.

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

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Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Journalist Islam el-Kalhy was detained on fake news charges after reporting on the death of a young man in police custody.

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Pakistan detains 15 after rape of woman on highway

Two armed men allegedly gang raped a woman in front of her children after her car broke down on a deserted highway.

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Clashes in Beirut 'between supporters of Saad Hariri, brother'

Local reports suggesting the violence was sparked between supporters of ex-PM and leader of the Future Movement Saad Hariri and his brother ...

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IS claims knife killing of Tunisian National Guard

In a statement, IS said its "fighters" had carried out the Tunisia attack.

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Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

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For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to think ...

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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 has claimed

Three new suspects arrested in Egypt gang rape case

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Three new suspects arrested in Egypt gang rape case

Three suspects have been arrested over a 2014 rape case at Cairo's Fairmont hotel.

Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

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Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

A top Saudi military commander and his son were sacked on Monday over graft allegations, state media said, in the government's latest purge.

Trump presses law and order as protest turns deadly

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Trump presses law and order as protest turns deadly

A man was shot dead in the protest-hit US city of Portland, police said, during clashes between Black Lives Matter activists and supporters of ...

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