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Hezbollah has denied that it was storing weapons at the blast site, as investigators search the debris for a cause for the Beirut explosion.

A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian intervention in Syria', despite Saudi support for the rebels

UNIFIL assessment of damage at Beirut blast site

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UNIFIL assessment of damage at Beirut blast site

Technical experts at the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon are assessing the damages of the Beirut port explosion.

Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

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Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

A team of hitmen was allegedly sent to Canada by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shortly after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

HRW calls for 'impartial, expert probe' into Beirut blast

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HRW calls for 'impartial, expert probe' into Beirut blast

Human Rights Watch called on Lebanese authorities to invite international experts to conduct an independent probe ...

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Macron visits Lebanon after deadly mega-blast

Macron's visit was the first by a foreign head of state since Tuesday's unprecedented tragedy.

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Tunisia should end 'gay proof' anal tests: HRW

Human Rights Watch urged Tunisia to end the use of anal testing, used as "proof" to prosecute same-sex relations.

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India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly ...

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Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa ...

Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

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Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the teachers ...

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

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HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

<em>Human</em> <em>Rights</em> <em>Watch</em> urges Turkey to probe alleged torture

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Human Rights Watch urges Turkey to probe alleged torture

Human Rights Watch called on Turkey to investigate alleged torture committed by police and "nightwatchmen" against ...

Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ sexual violence

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Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ sexual violence

Human Rights Watch has reported of harrowing violence in Syria against men and trans women during the war.

Turkey passes controversial social media bill to regulate content

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Turkey passes controversial social media bill to regulate content

Activists say the bill could silence dissident voices on social media.

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Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

A rise in reported Covid-19 cases in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province could mean the virus is spreading among Uighur detainees.

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Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over LGBTQ+ rights support

The blogger is scheduled to be deported to Yemen, where he faces death threats.

Gaia Caramazza

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

'We want a feminist revolution,' demanded women demonstrators en masse, as hashtags #stopkillingwomenjordan and #Ahlam_Was_Betrayed flooded ...

CJ Werleman

India and China play political football with Muslims

Comment: Both Beijing and New Delhi are seeking to smear each other's reputation by pointing to their respective mistreatment of Muslims, writes ...

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

Hanan Zaffar

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

The rise of Hindu nationalism has fuelled unprecedented vigilante violence against India's Christians.

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

Malaysia judge drops Rohingya caning after outcry: lawyer

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Malaysia judge drops Rohingya caning after outcry: lawyer

The men arrived in Malaysia by boat in April after a treacherous voyage but were then jailed and sentenced to three strokes of the cane each.

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

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Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

Deadly virus spreading in Egypt prisons: <em>rights</em> group

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Deadly virus spreading in Egypt prisons: rights group

"Prisons had insufficient medical care and virtually no access to testing for the virus or symptom screening."

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