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Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is crucial, writes Hayder Al-Shakeri.

'Bangladesh authorities are using the pandemic as an excuse to detain refugees on a spit of land in the middle of a churning monsoon sea,' said HRW.

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

Turkey controversial bar association law moves ahead despite criticism

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Turkey controversial bar association law moves ahead despite criticism

Turkey's reform of bar associations has been decried as an attempt to divide the legal profession along political lines, but the governmet says ...

Detainees 'at high virus risk' in crowded Yemen jail

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Detainees 'at high virus risk' in crowded Yemen jail

In one incident, 44 detainees were transferred to a room of only 10 square meters, according to relatives who spoke to the New-York based rights ...

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Bahraini soldier killed in Yemen as Al-Bayda battles resume

Bahrain's army announced that one of their soldiers was killed in Yemen while participating in the Saudi-led coalition.

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Palestinian journalist faces four criminal charges over Facebook post

Sami al-Sai, who was detained over a video about watermelons, has been subject to years-long 'systemic' harassment and torture by the ...

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UN: Yemen will 'fall off cliff' without new funds

The UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said there were two options for the international community: 'support the humanitarian response... or ...

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Yemen cracks down on Emirati charities for 'undermining stability'

Foreign charities will be reviewed by Yemen's government for attempting to sow discord across the war-torn country under the guide of ...

Rights group to 'expose, prosecute' Egypt torture perpetrators

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Rights group to 'expose, prosecute' Egypt torture perpetrators

Perpetrators of torture in Egypt could soon be exposed for their crimes, rights organisations have warned, amid a newly-launched campaign to end ...

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Twenty-four organisations urge UN chief to blacklist Saudi coalition

A coalition of 24 NGOs says the Saudi-led coalition is responsible for killing or maiming 222 children in Yemen in 2019, and must be put back on ...

Saudi coalition announces ceasefire with southern separatists in Yemen

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Saudi coalition announces ceasefire with southern separatists in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen announced a ceasefire between the internationally recognised government and southern separatists who ...

'Saudi intervention failed', aide to Yemeni president says

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'Saudi intervention failed', aide to Yemeni president says

An aide to Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi called the Saudi-led intervention in his nation a 'failure', after the recent recapturing of ...

Saudi Arabia reopens cinemas after coronavirus lockdown

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Saudi Arabia reopens cinemas after coronavirus lockdown

Saudi Arabia has eased lockdown measures across the kingdom, with authorities confirming the reopening of cinema theatres.

UK 'selling arms' to Saudi Arabia despite court ban

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UK 'selling arms' to Saudi Arabia despite court ban

The UK has been accused of continued arms sales to the Kingdom despite a court ruling to district the trade.

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Yemen in Focus: Saudi-led coalition continues to kill children

Human Rights Watch has slammed as 'shameful' a move by the United Nations to remove the Saudi-led coalition from a blacklist of children killers, despite numerous recent violations.

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Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

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Egypt must investigate Morsi's mistreatment in jail, HRW says

A year has passed since the death of Egypt's first democratically-elected president.

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Probe abuse of Egyptian labourers in Libya, UN urges

A video widely circulated on social media apparently showed Egyptian workers being abused in Libya, prompting the United Nations to call for an ...

Turkey fires back at French criticism over Libya role

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Turkey fires back at French criticism over Libya role

Turkey has hit back at France on Tuesday over what it described as 'unacceptable' criticism for its support of the internationally-recognised ...

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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.

Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': <em>HRW</em>

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Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

Three UAE jails hit by coronavirus outbreaks, says <em>HRW</em>

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Three UAE jails hit by coronavirus outbreaks, says HRW

Families of prisoners held in the UAE have told HRW that inmates are being denied adequate medical care, testing, and basic protections ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Impending health crisis in the Sinai, outbreaks in UAE jails, Egypt opens gyms but prolongs curfew, Emirates lays off ...

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