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Comment: Palestinians aren't just resisting expulsion, but an aggressive campaign to silence them online, and a longstanding media effort to distort the reality of the occupation, writes Laura Albast.

Human Rights Watch described the charges as politically motivated.

Covid-19 spread slowing in Lebanon, says health minister

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Covid-19 spread slowing in Lebanon, says health minister

The spread of Covid in Lebanon is beginning to slow, the country's health minister has said.

British victim of deadly Israeli religious festival crush named

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British victim of deadly Israeli religious festival crush named

Moshe Bergman, a trainee rabbi from Salford, has been named as a victim of the recent crush in Israel, which killed 45 people.

Elderly Palestinian woman shot by Israeli soldiers

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Elderly Palestinian woman shot by Israeli soldiers

A 60-year-old Palestinian woman has been shot and seriously injured in the West Bank by Israeli soldiers who said that she had tried to attack ...

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Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal

The US is preparing for attacks on its remaining troops in Afghanistan as it approaches a deadline for the withdrawal of its forces.

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International community 'blinded to reality': HRW Palestine, Israel director

A recent Human Rights Watch report has concluded that Israel is committing apartheid, persecution, crimes against humanity, against the ...

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Israel deploys 'tear gas drones' against Palestinian protests

Police in Israel have used remote-controlled drones to drop canisters of tear gas on protesters in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Josh Ruebner

Landmark HRW report challenges Biden to end Israeli apartheid

Comment: While the Biden administration is unlikely to adopt many of HRW's recommendations, this report charts a new course and establishes the ...

Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: <em>HRW</em>

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Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: HRW

Israel is committing the crime of 'apartheid' by seeking to maintain 'domination' over Palestinians and its own Arab population, a new ...

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Egyptian civilian killed by army in restive Sinai peninsula

Egyptian forces are fighting an extremist insurgency in the Sinai peninsula but rights groups say civilians regularly bear the brunt of the ...

China guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’ against Uighurs: <em>HRW</em>

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China guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’ against Uighurs: HRW

Human Rights Watch has accused China of crimes including torture and sexual violence.

<em>HRW</em> slams Denmark's 'flawed' plan to deport Syrian refugees

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HRW slams Denmark's 'flawed' plan to deport Syrian refugees

The rights watchdog has warned that Denmark's decisions could 'lead a worrying trend in European refugee policy'.

<em>HRW</em> urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

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HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

Fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key human rights gains.

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

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Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

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Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

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Syrian regime 'stealing' opponents' land, HRW warns

HRW interviewed people who reported having had their land seized by the Syrian regime in Idlib or Hama provinces without notice or ...

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.

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Human Rights Watch slams Chad over 'ruthless pre-election crackdown'

Human Rights Watch has slammed Chad over its treatment of dissenters as its president, Idriss Deby Itno, seeks a sixth term in office.

Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: <em>HRW</em>

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Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

Lebanon's coronavirus vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers.

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Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

"In sentencing a child to die while ignoring torture allegations, the Saudi court made a mockery of the country’s alleged 'reforms'," said ...

Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

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Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

Lebanese military intelligence 'forcibly disappeared, tortured' Tripoli protesters: <em>HRW</em>

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Lebanese military intelligence 'forcibly disappeared, tortured' Tripoli protesters: HRW

Lebanese activists have been tortured after taking part in January's Tripoli protests.

Qatar responds to <em>HRW</em> report on women guardianship laws

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Qatar responds to HRW report on women guardianship laws

Qatar has said that a new report about the guardianship law for women is not representative of what happens in the country.

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