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Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the country they want and deserve, writes Achim Steiner.

Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

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Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

More than 24 political parties have denounced repealing the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

Pro-<em>democracy</em> 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.

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Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties to neo-Nazi fringe groups

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Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid-19 cases

Protests by families of detainees in Bahrain have led to authorities releasing dozens of inmates from Jaw prison, following a reported surge of ...

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UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, ...

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

Rights group slams 'racist and illegal' Israeli undercover unit

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Rights group slams 'racist and illegal' Israeli undercover unit

The new undercover police unit targeting Palestinian communities in Israel is "illegal" and must be disbanded, Adalah says.

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Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

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Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

Narjas Zatat

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

Annelle Sheline

Jordan's crackdown on dissent

Comment: Feeling threatened by protests, high unemployment, and a dismal economy, King Abdullah may see this as a useful excuse to clamp down on ...

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Sudan abolishes decades-old Israel boycott law in normalisation drive

Sudan has abolished an Israel boycott law that has been active since 1958 in the latest development in the normalisation of ties between the two ...

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Algerian government withdraws controversial 'deprivation of nationality' bill

The proposed amendment that would see Algerian nationality withdrawn for dual nationals in case of 'prejudice' against the state has been ...

Protesters divided over Netanyahu amid corruption trial

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Protesters divided over Netanyahu amid corruption trial

Much as in Israel's recent elections, protesters outside the courtroom where PM Netanyahu is on trial are divided over their country's leader.

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Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

An Iraqi-Kurdish MP criticised the arrests last week of people 'suspected' of being part of the LGBTQ+ community in Sulaimani.

Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

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Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

An Australian couple was kept on house arrest for two weeks after attempting to board a relief flight out of Myanmar in March.

Algeria police probe teen protester's claim of sex abuse

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Algeria police probe teen protester's claim of sex abuse

Algerian police said Sunday they had launched an investigation after videos on social media claiming officers sexually abused a teenage boy ...

US Capitol attack sparks debate over security

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US Capitol attack sparks debate over security

Officials in Washington appealed for balance between securing the US Capitol and public accessibility after the second deadly attack this year ...

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