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Human Rights Watch says that under the Geneva Convention, Israel must provide vaccinations to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza in the same way it vaccinates its own citizens.

The head of the UN support mission in Libya said that Monday's vote was on a mechanism to choose a "temporary unified executive authority" until elections late this year.

Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

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Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

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Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

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Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate ...

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Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

Lawyer Emily Reilly is claiming that the United Nations intends to 'fire' her after she spoke out about Uighur dissident names allegedly being given to the Chinese government.

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HRW urges Biden to let Trump face the courts

After assuming office, the incoming president should not stand in the way of professional prosecutors seeking to hold Donald Trump to account ...

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Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root ...

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WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan for Covid-19 probe

The World Health Organization team will leave from Singapore and fly straight to Wuhan, the central city where the first cluster of cases was ...

Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

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Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

Israel's prime minister directs authorities to approve the construction of 850 new homes for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, days ...

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Israeli tycoon in Swiss court over 'bribes' in Guinea

Geneva's prosecutor's office argues that Benny Steinmetz made a pact of corruption with late Guinea President Lansana Conte and his fourth wife, ...

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

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Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

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Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ...

UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

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UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

The United Nations has called on regional 'monitors' to observe the fragile ceasefire between the GNA and Khalifa Haftar's forces.

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Russia warns Haftar against resuming Libya hostilities

Russia's foreign minister also pledged to aid Libya's Tripoli-based government.

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UN chief seeks monitors for Libya's fragile ceasefire

In a letter to Security Council members, the secretary-general asked to set up a monitoring group.

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Trump's Blackwater pardons 'an affront to justice': UN experts

The UN has criticised a US decision to pardon contractors involved in the killing of Iraqi citizens.

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NGO demands UAE close its 'secret Yemen prisons'

SAM for Rights and Liberties has accused the UAE of detaining 'thousands of Yemenis'.

Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

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Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

A partially suspended sentence will allow Loujain al-Hathloul's release within months, relatives said.

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Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years in prison as “cruel” and ...

Syrian regime detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

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Syrian regime detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

The Syrian regime has arrested the relatives of a dissident who criticized Assad on Al-Jazeera, as a rights group said that over 20,000 ...

France to probe family of late Yemen president Saleh

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France to probe family of late Yemen president Saleh

Assets of both Saleh and son were frozen by the UN Security Council and the US Treasury Department in 2015.

European Parliament petition urges end to Gaza siege

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European Parliament petition urges end to Gaza siege

24 MEPs signed a petition calling on Israel to end its blockade on Gaza, and warning of a "catastrophic" coronavirus health emergency if medical ...

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