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Amnesty International has urged business leaders attending the Saudi-hosted B20 summit to consider the kingdom's record on women's rights.

The reporter's abduction may have been related to his work on recent political events.

EU border agency 'involved in illegal asylum pushbacks'

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EU border agency 'involved in illegal asylum pushbacks'

Journalists say they uncovered six cases since April when border security units at a minimum did nothing to stop refugee boats in Greek waters being returned towards Turkey.

Arab-Americans, it's time to flip Ohio blue

Laila Ujayli

Arab-Americans, it's time to flip Ohio blue

Comment: As Arab-Americans, we feel the sting of both Republican and Democrat foreign policy failures personally. But now is no time for voter ...

Saudi chain replaces Turkish burger with discounted 'Greek' patty

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Saudi chain replaces Turkish burger with discounted 'Greek' patty

As Saudi businesses move to boycott Turkish products, one Saudi fast food chain has decided to get petty over a patty.

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The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether Iraq can resolve such disputes under its current system.

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Libyan factions sign 'permanent' ceasefire after talks

This week's agreement was a first step towards a 'comprehensive settlement of the Libyan crisis', the UN's mission in the war-torn country said.

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Pro-regime Syrian cleric killed in car bomb near Damascus

Adnan al-Afiyuni, the pro-regime mufti of Damascus province, has been killed in a car bomb attack near Syria’s capital.

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US strike kills 14 Islamist militants in northwestern Syria

The US Army says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province.

Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

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Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

The ICRC said it had been 'closely monitoring' the situation, including a visit with Akhras on Thursday

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US considers declaring leading human rights groups 'anti-Semitic'

The US State Department is considering declaring certain high-profile human rights group as anti-Semitic.

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, ...

Egypt kills 49 in 'outrageous' mass executions: HRW

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Egypt kills 49 in 'outrageous' mass executions: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called for Egypt to 'immediately halt' carrying out death sentences.

Women golfers urged to skip Saudi tour

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Women golfers urged to skip Saudi tour

A coalition of NGOs have called on organisers and participants to scrap this year's Ladies European Tour golf week in Saudi Arabia.

Biden could reset US ties with Saudi Arabia: report

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Biden could reset US ties with Saudi Arabia: report

Saudi Arabia could be set for a new relationship with the US, if Joe Biden win's next month's election.

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Saudi commission insists no minors to face death penalty

Human Rights Watch says Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against eight Saudi men, some of whom allegedly committed as children.

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45 lawmakers urge US to boycott Saudi-hosted G20

The US government has been urged to boycott next month's G20 summit in Riyadh over the kingdom's rights violations.

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Mesut Ozil slams Arsenal after exclusion from Premier League

'Loyalty is hard to come by nowadays,' Ozil said in a recent statement, criticising Arsenal after being left out of the North London team's ...

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Israel’s Shin Bet expresses reservations about UAE visa waiver

Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, says it will not be able to gather enough information about Emirati citizens visiting Israel ...

Iran <em>rights</em> lawyer Sotoudeh moved to new jail

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Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh moved to new jail

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been moved to a jail outside of Tehran.

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Turkey: Police officers on trial for killing of lawyer

Three officers went on trial for killing lawyer Tahir Elci was while making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in 2015.

UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

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UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

The UN's Libya envoy said she was "quite optimistic" about a prospective ceasefire.

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Yousef Munayyer

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Comment: The rapid growth of the progressive vote in America over the past four years reveals how voting patterns will continue to change in ...

Israeli missile strike hits school in southwest Syria

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Israeli missile strike hits school in southwest Syria

An Israeli missile has hit a school in southwestern Syria, which sources say was being used as a base by pro-Iran militias.

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