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HTS have arrested three leaders of the more extremist jihadist group Hurras al-Din in north-western Syria, amid a continuing campaign of detentions.

According to medics and journalists, six people have been shot dead by the junta in Myanmar when they were protesting against the coup

Myanmar envoy makes appeal for UN action against coup

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Myanmar envoy makes appeal for UN action against coup

Myanmar's envoy to the UN asked the international community to take action to end the junta's rule in the country.

Fear and tension in Yangon as police clear protests

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Fear and tension in Yangon as police clear protests

Security forces have steadily increased use of force - but in commercial hub Yangon, authorities have exercised restraint, largely relying on ...

UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

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UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

“In these sites, women, including at least one minor, were forcibly disappeared, repeatedly interrogated, raped, tortured, denied timely medical ...

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or regime attempts to stifle them, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

Despite the challenges, human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa are continuing their battle for civil rights in the face ...

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Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts citing the coup

It also bans "military-linked commercial entities" from advertising on the platforms.

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German police raid suspected Islamic extremists in Berlin

Some 800 police, including SWAT teams, were involved in the raids of apartments.

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Sam Hamad

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more ...

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

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Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

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Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

A statement from the G7 group of wealthy nations deploring violence against protesters comes after Washington slapped sanctions against another ...

Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

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Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

Algerians marched in the capital and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the North African nation's anti-government "Hirak" protest ...

Israeli forces arrest Hamas members in West Bank

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Israeli forces arrest Hamas members in West Bank

Mustafa Al-Shunnar, 60, and Omar Abdul-Rahim Al-Hanbali, 50, two Hamas officials, have been arrested by Israeli forces.

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UN condemns Myanmar junta after three killed in protests

Dozens of people have been injured and hundreds detained as anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar.

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Israel arrests four Palestinians for 'throwing snow' at settler

The four Palestinian boys were arrested in Hebron and are now under investigation by Israeli police.

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an ...

US seeks to defuse row with Turkey over ‘terrorists'

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US seeks to defuse row with Turkey over ‘terrorists'

The US is attempting to ease tensions with Turkey, following their hesitancy to blame the PKK for the killing of 13 Turks.

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Libya: Ten years after uprising, abusive militias evade justice

It is the 10-year anniversary of the overthrowing of Gaddafi, and not much as changed, Amnesty International argues.

Jordanian police arrest teachers protesting union's forced closure

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Jordanian police arrest teachers protesting union's forced closure

Jordanian police have arrested teachers peacefully protesting last year's dissolution of the Jordanian Teachers Syndicate in the city of Irbid .

Myanmar junta cuts internet again to quell anti-coup rallies

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Myanmar junta cuts internet again to quell anti-coup rallies

Troops fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city, hours before authorities again cut internet ...

India <em>arrests</em> activist over Greta Thunberg-shared 'toolkit'

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India arrests activist over Greta Thunberg-shared 'toolkit'

The police claim the protest guide is evidence of a conspiracy "to wage economic, social, cultural and regional war against India".

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