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Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross contradiction, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The jailed academic experienced torture and solitary confinement during his detention in the UAE, Hedges says.

Ex-wife of <em>Dubai</em> royal live streams father's 'abduction'

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while <em>in</em> <em>Dubai</em>, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to ...

MbS aide threatened Khashoggi's son months before murder

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MbS aide threatened Khashoggi's son months before murder

Mohammed bin Salman's top aide threatened Jamal Khashoggi's son with unemployment six months before the assasination.

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Campaign demands release of Jordanians in UAE prisons

Prisoners in the UAE are in danger of contracting Covid-19 amid unsanitary conditions, according to family members of detainees.

Danish 'crime boss' Amir Mekky arrested in Dubai

A Danish citizen allegedly involved in gang-related crime that span from Denmark to Spain has been arrested in the United Arab ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Orthodox Easter celebrated at home, UK criticised over ethnic minority Covid-19 deaths, Iranians permitted not to ...

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Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

Human Rights Watch has raised concerns over the health of political prisoners and rights activists detained across the Gulf, as the ...

European influencer arrested for 'mocking' <em>Dubai</em> beach coronavirus curfew

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European influencer arrested for 'mocking' Dubai beach coronavirus curfew

A European influencer has been detained the UAE for breaking beach curfew rules.

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Gulf shares slump after OPEC disagrees on virus response

Stock markets across the Gulf suffered sharp drops in early trading Sunday amid a failure by OPEC and allied nations to cut production.

Egypt releases Briton arrested for 'pat on the back'

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Egypt releases Briton arrested for 'pat on the back'

An Egyptian court has freed a British national accused of sexual assault after finding a lack of evidence against him.

‘Money talks’: Anthony Joshua slammed for Saudi boxing match

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‘Money talks’: Anthony Joshua slammed for Saudi boxing match

British boxing champion Anthony Joshua has been under growing criticism for his decision to fight in Saudi Arabia, with Amnesty saying ...

Iran opposition journalist assassinated <em>in</em> Istanbul: reports

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Iran opposition journalist assassinated in Istanbul: reports

Massoud Molavi, said to be in his mid-30s, was murdered on the street while walking with a friend in the Sisli district of ...

Saudi women have more rights than Westerners, says princess

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Saudi women have more rights than Westerners, says princess

Gender pay gap? Saudi women can't relate, says Princess Lamia al-Saud.

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Amnesty urges Philippines to halt deportation of ex-Miss Iran

Bahareh Zarebahari was detained by local authorities in Manila upon her arrival from Dubai, and has been trapped in the transit area of the airport for four weeks.

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UAE denying detainees lifesaving HIV treatment

HIV positive detainees in the UAE are denied lifesaving medicine, according to Human Rights Watch.

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UAE army whistleblower 'missing' after exposing military corruption

The whereabouts of Colonel Mohammed Saeed al-Zaabi, who revealed compromising information on the Gulf state’s military, is currently unknown.

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Attempting suicide among 28 crimes 'downgraded' in the UAE

A list of 28 punishable offences in the United Arab Emirates will now see those accused pay a fine instead of facing a judge ...

Second French academic <em>detained</em> <em>in</em> Iran since June

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Second French academic detained in Iran since June

French academic Roland Marchal was arrested with his Franco-Iranian colleague Fariha Adelkah in June.

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Australia releases Iranian student detained for 13 months

Reza Dehbashi, a PhD student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, had been arrested on allegations of attempting to purchase ...

Israel's Tlaib-Omar ban enacts signature practice of non-democratic states

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Israel's Tlaib-Omar ban enacts signature practice of non-democratic states

Comment: Barring entry of US Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar exposes Israel's fallacious claims of moral superiority over its ...

Modi awarded UAE medal despite India's 'brutal' Kashmir crackdown

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Modi awarded UAE medal despite India's 'brutal' Kashmir crackdown

The induction of Narendra Modi into the Order of Zayed shows the importance the UAE places on India, the world's third-largest consumer of crude ...

1975's Matt Healy defies <em>Dubai</em> anti-gay law with kiss

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1975's Matt Healy defies Dubai anti-gay law with kiss

Matt Healey, a singer from the band ‘the 1975’ told his gay fans that he loved them and that God did too, video footage that emerged online ...

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