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Protests against President Sisi broke out in several suburban and rural areas of Egypt on Monday night, while security forces detained nearly 200 people for participating in previous protests.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has lashed out at media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, accusing it of trying to ‘destabilise’ the country after it condemned the jailing of journalist Khaled Drareni.

Riot breaks out at Syria prison holding IS militants

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Riot breaks out at Syria prison holding IS militants

The riot comes ten days after a similar incident, sparked when prison officials discovered an escape tunnel dug into the prison walls.

Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

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Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

The Syrian government, headed by Bashar al Assad is being held responsible for 'gross human rights violations'.

UN warns of possible 'war crimes' in Turkish-controlled Syria

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UN warns of possible 'war crimes' in Turkish-controlled Syria

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the situation in areas of northern Syria controlled by Turkey was ...

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

Nour Odeh

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

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UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

The UN has called for the release of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni.

Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in <em>detention</em> facility

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Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in detention facility

Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia allege they have been beaten and mistreated in Saudi prisons.

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

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Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

A former gravedigger has given a German court horrifying details about the burial of tens of thousands of Assad regime torture victims in mass ...

Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

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Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned it.

Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

In the third joint statement to the council targeting Riyadh since the 2018 killing, the mainly European countries renewed a call for ...

US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

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US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

The US announced it would block a range of Chinese products made by "forced labour" in the Xinjiang region.

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Ninety Lebanon peacekeepers contract coronavirus: UNIFIL

A spokesman for the UNIFIL force said 90 peacekeepers in south Lebanon have tested positive for Covid-19.

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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.

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Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Journalist Islam el-Kalhy was detained on fake news charges after reporting on the death of a young man in police custody.

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HRW: gang rape witnesses in Cairo arrested, smeared

Two acquaintances of the witnesses were also detained before they were all released on August 31.

Egyptian activist faces 'fake news' trial on Saturday

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Egyptian activist faces 'fake news' trial on Saturday

Egyptian authorities have charged Sanaa Seif under the Penal Code and Cybercrime Law for disseminating information regarding Covid-19 in the ...

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Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

'We've lost everything, we were abandoned, without food, water or medicine,' a Syrian asylum seeker said after spending three nights sleeping ...

Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

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Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

Human Rights Watch claims government-linked militias attacked, tortured and forcibly disappeared protesters last month.

Moving Moria migrants is humanitarian imperative: Red Cross

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Moving Moria migrants is humanitarian imperative: Red Cross

Thousands of migrants left homeless by the Lesbos fire must be evacuated to mainland Greece, the Red Cross said.

Turkish journalists convicted over reports on spy's funeral

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Turkish journalists convicted over reports on spy's funeral

All of the defendants accused of violating Turkey's national intelligence laws have been released from custody pending the appeals process.

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