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Libya's new government has been urged by global rights group Amnesty to focus on human rights and rein in militias.

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

China slams New Zealand parliament's Uighur concerns

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China slams New Zealand parliament's Uighur concerns

China has lashed out at New Zealand for its criticism of their treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Scores demand UN probe of 1988 Iran dissident killings

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Scores demand UN probe of 1988 Iran dissident killings

In an open letter, over 150 signatories have called for an investigation into the alleged extrajudicial executions of thousands of mostly young ...

New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide

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New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide

Wellington's parliament unanimously passed a motion expressing 'grave concern' at rights abuses in China's Xinjiang province, ...

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Sudan suspect wanted for Darfur crimes 'prefers' ICC trial

Ahmed Haroun, wanted by the ICC over alleged war crimes in Darfur, said he did not trust Sudanese authorities to 'ensure justice'.

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Eritrea's president visits Sudan amid tensions over Ethiopia

The two-day visit comes after Sudan in February accused a 'third party' of siding with Ethiopia in its border dispute with Sudan in a ...

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Egypt buys 30 Rafale jets from France: military

The latest purchase from French defence firm Dassault Aviation is aimed at shoring up "national security" and will be financed through a ...

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Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

At least three of the prisoner's family members have been detained since they published the allegations of sexual assault and torture.

Blinken meets Israeli officials for talks on Iran: report

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Blinken meets Israeli officials for talks on Iran: report

Israeli officials has expressed 'deep concerns' over a potential relaxing of US sanctions on Iran, warning that they are not bound by diplomacy ...

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Nearly 30,000 flee Mozambique attacks since late March: UN

The ongoing conflict is having a severe impact on children, the UN refugee agency said.

US eyes major sanctions rollback to revive Iran deal

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US eyes major sanctions rollback to revive Iran deal

American officials have reportedly become increasingly expansive about what they might be prepared to offer Iran.

Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: HRW

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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 HRW ...

UAE begins military logistics flights to French-led Sahel force

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UAE begins military logistics flights to French-led Sahel force

Since 2013, France and local armies in the African Sahel have joined forces to 'counter-terrorist groups' to launch attacks.

'Torture' and 'sham trials' in Libyan military courts: Amnesty

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'Torture' and 'sham trials' in Libyan military courts: Amnesty

Amnesty says the Haftar-led LAAF has subjected detainees to physical and psychological abuse.

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UK parliament says China is committing genocide against Uighurs

The UK parliament has passed a non-binding motion describing China's human rights abuses against Uighurs as genocide amid mounting international pressure on Beijing.

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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.

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Uighur workers 'advertised in package deals' on Chinese Internet

Uighur Muslims are being advertised for labour under military-style management in 'package deals' on Chinese websites, in the latest evidence ...

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Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

The UAE had previously been linked to a February ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region.

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is ...

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EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

The EU on Monday added eight Iranian security officials to a sanctions blacklist over a 2019 protest crackdown.

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Tyler Cullis and Trita Parsi

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Comment: Trump's sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran, write Tyler ...

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

Syrian regime 'stealing' opponents' land, HRW warns

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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 compensation ...

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