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Egypt closed a long-running investigation into 20 NGOs accused of illegally receiving foreign funds.

Loujain Hathloul was arrested with a dozen other women activists just weeks before the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers, a reform they had long campaigned for.

Palestinians hold massive funeral for teenager killed by IDF

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Palestinians hold massive funeral for teenager killed by IDF

A funeral cortege joined by hundreds of mourners took the body from a hospital in Ramallah to Mughayir where Ali Ayman Nasr Abu Aliya was buried.

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the ...

Beirut detains Lebanese-French businessman close to Sarkozy: judicial source

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Beirut detains Lebanese-French businessman close to Sarkozy: judicial source

Lebanon has detained a Lebanese-French businessman who was close to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Belgian court to give verdict in Iran diplomat case

The case has caused tensions between Iran and several European countries and shone an uncomfortable light on Tehran's international activities.

Emran Feroz

Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

Comment: It shouldn't have taken a report into Australian war crimes to foreground the trauma Afghans have been reporting for years, writes ...

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Ex-Sarkozy loyalist charged in Libya campaign funding probe

Sarkozy is standing trial in France on corruption charges.

Diana B. Sayed

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian ...

'Emily in Paris' star wishes Egyptian activist happy birthday

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'Emily in Paris' star wishes Egyptian activist happy birthday

'I'm thinking of you,' actor William Abadie said in the video message to jailed human rights advocate Karim Ennarah.

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Scarlett Johansson urges Egypt to release imprisoned rights activists

The American actress urged authorities to release activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EiPR) in a video posted on the ...

Rise in executions reveals 'human rights crisis' in Egypt

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Rise in executions reveals 'human rights crisis' in Egypt

Egypt has embarked on an execution spree in recent months, putting scores of people to death.

European ambassadors 'deeply concerned' by detention of Saudi activists

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European ambassadors 'deeply concerned' by detention of Saudi activists

The ambassadors said they are 'deeply concerned' about the activists, highlighting the cases of Loujain Al-Hathloul and Samar Badawi.

Slovenia declares Hezbollah a terrorist group 'in its entirety'

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Slovenia declares Hezbollah a terrorist group 'in its entirety'

Hezbollah's political wing has been banned by Slovenia.

Israel's Gantz puts submarines probe on hold

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Israel's Gantz puts submarines probe on hold

Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz froze a probe into the purchase of German submarines that had riled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ...

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Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist, Iran newspaper urges

Iranian analyst Sadollah Zarei said striking Haifa and killing a large number of people would "definitely lead to deterrence".

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Iran assassination could 'undercut' Biden's diplomatic options

The killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist severely complicating plans by US President-elect Joe Biden to resume dialogue with the Islamic ...

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Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

Iran's president on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US "mercenary" and seeking to create chaos following the assassination of ...

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Iran's Rouhani accuses 'mercenary' Israel of scientist assassination

Iran's arch-enemy Israel was accused by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani of acting as a mercenary for the US.

Ex-CIA chief condemns '<em>criminal</em>' assassination of Iranian scientist

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Ex-CIA chief condemns 'criminal' assassination of Iranian scientist

Former CIA head John Brennan strongly condemned the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

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Quebec mosque shooter's cut almost in half on appeal

Far-right extremist Alexandre Bissonnette killed six worshippers at a Quebec mosque in 2017

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

Lockerbie bombing appeal ends, judges mull ruling

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Lockerbie bombing appeal ends, judges mull ruling

Scotland's most senior judge said the panel would issue a written opinion 'as soon as it possibly can'.

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the ...

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