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President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state said the incoming administration will revisit the terrorist designation of Yemen's Houthis and end support to the Saudi-led offensive in the country.

Israel - which rights groups say is legally obliged to provide vaccines to Palestinians - delivered at least one dose to 28 percent of its population by Tuesday.

Iran hits Trump with last-minute sanctions

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Iran hits Trump with last-minute sanctions

Iran imposed sanctions on outgoing US President Donald Trump and several of his top aides and advisers.

US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

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US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

The US declared that China is carrying out genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups.

Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

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Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

A child has been killed and tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and northern Syria are at risk as winter storms and floods hit makeshift ...

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Riots rock Tunisia for fourth consecutive night

Riots continued into the early hours of Tuesday, with hundreds of protesters clashing with security forces in cities across Tunisia.

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Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

Online footage shows police beating and dragging individuals who were arrested, while eyewitnesses have shared testimony indicating the ill ...

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Rights groups banned from Israel schools after 'apartheid' report

Education Minister Yoav Gallant announced all rights groups that refer to Israel in a derogatory manner will be banned from entering ...

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Saudi reports sharp drop in executions in 2020

The Saudi government's Human Rights Commission (HRC) said it documented 27 executions in 2020, an 85 percent decrease from the ...

Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

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Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday his treatment was beyond a 'mockery of justice' during a court hearing.

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11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

Israeli settlers have stormed the Palestinian village of Madama in the West Bank, throwing stones at and injuring a young girl, amid repeated ...

Riyadh appeals court slashes sentence of US-Saudi doctor

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Riyadh appeals court slashes sentence of US-Saudi doctor

Walid al-Fitaihi, a prominent US-Saudi doctor and motivational speaker, will no longer serve time in prison. Last month, he was sentenced to six ...

Three Syrian soldiers killed near Golan Heights

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Three Syrian soldiers killed near Golan Heights

Three Syrian soldiers were killed when gunmen attacked their outpost close to the demarcation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the ...

Israel Prison Service to vaccinate Palestinian inmates

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Israel Prison Service to vaccinate Palestinian inmates

The Israel Prison Service said it began vaccinating all incarcerated people against Covid-19, including Palestinians, following calls from ...

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi says vaccine ‘can turn people gay’

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Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi says vaccine ‘can turn people gay’

An ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi told his followers the Covid-19 vaccine is a global conspiracy to “establish a new world order” and "turn people ...

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Human Rights Watch says Israel legally-obliged to vaccinate Palestinians

Human Rights Watch says that under the Geneva Convention, Israel must provide vaccinations to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza in the same way it vaccinates its own citizens.

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Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should ...

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France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss ...

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What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

Tunisia set to lose stolen millions in Swiss banks

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Tunisia set to lose stolen millions in Swiss banks

Millions of dollars are frozen in Swiss bank accounts linked to ousted dictator Zine El Abedine Ben Ali.

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Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...

Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked ...

Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

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Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on China, Iran and Cuba in a last-minute push aimed at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

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Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for ...

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