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Rights group in Algeria have voiced concern over dozens of detainees that are currently on hunger strike.

The new measures will include the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, according to local media reports.

French embassy advises citizens to leave Pakistan

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French embassy advises citizens to leave Pakistan

Anti-French sentiments have been on the rise in Pakistan since the Charlie Hebdo magazine republished cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed lat year.

Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

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Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Oman has imposed a night-time partial lockdown throughout Ramadan as coronavirus cases increase at a worrying rate.

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

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France 'to ban Algerian flags' at weddings

France is seeking to ban foreign flags at weddings under a new amendment of the controversial 'anti-separatism' bill, which critics say ...

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Palestinians face ‘scandalous exploitation’ working in Israel, settlements: report

The general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation said an independent Palestinian state is required to achieve economic ...

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Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

Canada on Monday blocked military arms exports to NATO ally Turkey.

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

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Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

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American activist, ex-justice official Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, described as a defender of 'Palestinian and human rights' and an opponent of US wars with Iraq, died aged 93 on Saturday.

Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

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Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

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Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

By starting up the advanced centrifuges in breach of its faltering nuclear deal Iran is yet to reciprocate Washington's "very serious" ideas on ...

US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

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US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

Following talks in Vienna, the US has asked Iran to be more practical when it comes to renegotiating the nuclear deal.

US put forward 'very serious' ideas to Iran: official

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US put forward 'very serious' ideas to Iran: official

At talks in Vienna, the US presented Iran with proposals to restart the nuclear deal.

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Moroccan teacher 'sex assault' victim charged: lawyer

Moroccan teachers have been charged after accusing security forces of sexual assault at a protest in the capital.

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New start for Paris mosque closed after teacher's murder

Some 200 worshippers returned for Friday prayers at the 1,300-person capacity mosque in Pantin.

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Muslim rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Muslim Advocates claimed Facebook has breached a local consumer-protection law by failing to remove content that breached its own moderation ...

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

France hijab <em>ban</em> for under 18s triggers critical backlash

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France hijab ban for under 18s triggers critical backlash

A senate vote in France to ban on anyone under the 18 wearing the hijab, part of a controversial anti-separatism bill, has prompted an ...

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

Saudi district gears up for foreign firms

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Saudi district gears up for foreign firms

After a change in the law that says foreign firms must open headquarters in the Saudi capital, the Gulf nation is preparing to take on Dubai.

US 'concerned' over Saudi aid worker's 20-year jail term

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US 'concerned' over Saudi aid worker's 20-year jail term

The US expressed concern after a Saudi aid worker was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Dubai to deport nude photo shoot group

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Dubai to deport nude photo shoot group

Dubai plans to deport a group of people arrested over a naked photo shoot.

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