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This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

<em>HRW</em> urges Lebanon donors to ensure aid reaches beneficiaries

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HRW urges Lebanon donors to ensure aid reaches beneficiaries

The rights watchdog said funds shouldbe disbursed directly to those in need and to organisations able to distribute aid immediately and transparently.

<em>HRW</em> urges Israel to release body of murdered Palestinian

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HRW urges Israel to release body of murdered Palestinian

Israeli authorities are still holding the body of Ahmed Erekat, a young Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli border guards as he drove to his ...

'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, <em>HRW</em> warns

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'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, HRW warns

Interference by the government and Houthi rebels has hampered the delivery of aid in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

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Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island

Thousands of asylum seekers have been sleeping rough on Lesbos since Wednesday when the Moria camp was destroyed in apparent arson attacks.

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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.

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HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

Human Rights Watch is calling for the retrieval of war crimes evidence that have been removed from social media.

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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.

Morsi's son killed by 'lethal substance' in Egypt: lawyers

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Morsi's son killed by 'lethal substance' in Egypt: lawyers

Government reports had alleged that Abdullah Morsi was found dead a year ago due to a heart attack, but his lawyers claim new evidence shows ...

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HRW raises alarm over safety of ex-Saudi Crown Prince

Human Rights Watch has said that there are growing fears over the safety of former Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was arrested last ...

Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

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Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the release of two jailed journalists, including one with Covid-19, after the deaths of four ...

Freed Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj hails solidarity campaign

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Freed Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj hails solidarity campaign

Emad Hajjaj said his morale was boosted when inmates, some of whom recognised him through his work, informed him of the solidarity campaign.

Syria medics dying from 'severe shortage' of virus protection

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Syria medics dying from 'severe shortage' of virus protection

Medical staff in Syria's regime-controlled hospitals are dying in growing numbers from Covid-19 due to a 'severe shortage' of PPE, limited ...

Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

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Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

Qatar become the first country in the Middle East on Sunday to set a basic 'non-discriminatory' minimum wage for workers in the Gulf state, amid ...

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HRW slams Jordan arrest of cartoonist over UAE drawing

Human Rights Watch slammed Jordan for the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj.

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The Iraq Report: Anti-corruption activists assassinated with impunity

A series of prominent figures, from academics to social media influencers and political activists, are once again being targeted for ...

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Jordan should free teachers held after protests: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on Jordan to release all teachers arrested in a crackdown on their trade union.

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'Illegal force' used on protesters in Lebanon: HRW

Live ammunition, metal pellets, and kinetic impact projectiles such as rubber balls, were fired by security forces against the mostly peaceful ...

Qatar says committed to workers rights after <em>HRW</em> report

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Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

Human Rights Watch on Monday published a report accusing Qatar of failing to pay migrant workers, prompting Doha to strongly reject the ...

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Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

As social unrest grows in Iraq's Kurdish region, media outlets are facing increasing pressure from authorities for their role in covering ...

Female social media influencers targeted by Egyptian authorities: <em>HRW</em>

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Female social media influencers targeted by Egyptian authorities: HRW

Female social media influencers are being arrested in Egypt for trumped up charges as the country reels from #MeToo.

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

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How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at ...

Qatar rejects UAE's life sentence against Omani citizen

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Qatar rejects UAE's life sentence against Omani citizen

Qatar has condemned the UAE after it upheld a life sentence against 21-year-old Abdullah Al Shamsi.

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