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A children's charity has found an increase in Lebanese attempting the dangerous crossing into Cyprus.

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air assets and drones.

Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': <em>Rights</em> group

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Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

HRW has urged Pakistan to completely end the practice of virginity testing.

HRW urges Algeria to free men jailed for homosexuality

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HRW urges Algeria to free men jailed for homosexuality

Human Rights Watch has called on Algeria to release two men sentenced to three years jail for homosexual relations ...

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Watchdog urges sanctions over civilian deaths in Syria's Idlib

HRW has urged sanctions for Assad and Russia over attacks on Idlib.

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UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

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At least 30,000 girls forced into marriage in Iran

Masoumeh Ebtekar criticised the government after saying at least 30,000 girls under the age of 14 are forced into marriage every year.

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Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

Kuwait has handed over three Egyptian residents of the country, alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood to Egypt, where they could face ...

Iraqi Kurds urged to free journalists, activists

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Iraqi Kurds urged to free journalists, activists

Human rights campaigners are calling for a prominent journalist and activist to be released by authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Algeria expelled thousands of migrants and asylum seekers: report

Rights groups are concerned over Algeria's recent expulsion of thousands of asylum seekers to Niger.

Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi murder, Tunisia battles with homophobia

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Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi murder, Tunisia battles with homophobia

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Israel refuses to halt planned demolition of Palestinian school

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Israel refuses to halt planned demolition of Palestinian school

Israeli authorities plan to demolish a newly built primary school in a remote Palestinian village.

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

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How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

With same-sex relations criminalised in Tunisia, the queer community is usually forced to live in the shadows - but now an influencer is ...

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's <em>rights</em>

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Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

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Nearly 40 nations demand China respect Uighur human rights

The US, Japan and many EU countries urged China to respect Uighur human rights.

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HRW launches campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'

On the second anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Human Rights Watch launches a campaign to counter Saudi 'image ...

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Surge in mental health issues among Afghanistan civilians

Children and women particularly are suffering from mental health issues due to the ongoing violence in the country.

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Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Comment: Jamal Khashoggi had a vision of freedom and democracy in the Arab region. The need to fight for it is now greater than ever, writes ...

LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

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LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

Egyptian police and prosecutors have been accused of inflicting verbal abuse, extracting forced confessions and denying detainees access to ...

Aleesha Khaliq

How Labour under Starmer lost BAME voters like me

Comment: Labour's repeated dismissal of issues which affect minorities shows that their 'progressive patriotism' approach isn't aimed at us, ...

<em>Rights</em> group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

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Rights group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

On 20 September, the Kuwaiti National Assembly passed a law granting protections for the survivors of domestic violence.

Cyprus sending migrant boats back to Lebanon, claims HRW

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Cyprus sending migrant boats back to Lebanon, claims HRW

HRW has accused the Cypriot coast guard of beating migrants and trying to flood their vessels in an attempt to summarily expel asylum seekers ...

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

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Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

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