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

HRW interviewed people who reported having had their land seized by the Syrian regime in Idlib or Hama provinces without notice or compensation between March and November 2020.

US doubles aid in Ethiopia's Tigray amid famine fears

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US doubles aid in Ethiopia's Tigray amid famine fears

Some $152 million in US aid will be given to prevent potential famine in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, Washington said on Thursday.

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

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.

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

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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.

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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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Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

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Key dates in Jordan's history

Since its independence in 1946, Jordan has been through major events that defined its History.

Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

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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 HRW.

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US lifts Trump sanctions on Hague prosecutor, seeking cooperation

The US will lift sanctions on ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, previously imposed by the Trump administration.

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.

Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

Saudis can now get insurance cover for 'runaway maids'

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Saudis can now get insurance cover for 'runaway maids'

Saudi Arabia will announce an insurance scheme to compensate people if their domestic workers decide to leave their employers.

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

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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.

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Denmark mulls repatriation of jihadists' children

Denmark is considering repatriating the children of Danish jihadists in Syria.

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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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Dozens killed in Mozambique Islamist attack: government

Dozens of people were killed in the coordinated jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique's Palma town, four days after the rescue raid as ...

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More children drop out of schools in Lebanon: report

Enrollment has fallen while dropout rates have grown due to the closure of Lebanon’s schools after the outbreak of Covid-19.

Banned antipersonnel landmines transferred to Libya from Russia: HRW

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Banned antipersonnel landmines transferred to Libya from Russia: HRW

Human Rights Watch has expressed concern that Russia could have transferred anti-personnel mines to rogue General ...

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Ethiopia PM says Eritrea to withdraw troops from Tigray

Abiy sent troops into Tigray on November 4 after blaming the region's once-dominant ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), ...

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

Rosie McCabe

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

In-depth: The World Bank's threat to suspend coronavirus financing over Lebanon's queue-jumping scandal shows there is no easy answer to vaccine ...

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens ...

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

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