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Palestinian lawyers have filed a suit against the British government for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which promised a ‘national home’ for the Jewish people in Palestine.

Iranian state media broadcast forced confessions from least 355 individuals between 2009-2019, according to a rights group.

Yemen urges action against UAE-backed forces for 'torturing journalist'

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Yemen urges action against UAE-backed forces for 'torturing journalist'

Aseel Suwaid, a young journalist in Yemen was abducted by UAE-backed forces and released with torture marks a month later.

Yemen in Focus: Cable damage wipes out internet connectivity

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Cable damage wipes out internet connectivity

This week we focus on Yemen's days-long internet outage, another year of humanitarian catastrophe and more.

Algerians, now's the time to finish what you started

Malia Bouattia

Algerians, now's the time to finish what you started

Comment: The time has come for Algerians to outmanoeuvre their corrupt regime once and for all, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Lobby firm 'signed $1-mn deal' to back Nabil Karoui

The contract was signed by the firm's president Ari Ben Menashe - who describes himself as a former Israeli intelligence officer.

CJ Werleman

Dark times for India, the world's largest democracy

Comment: New Delhi's efforts to prevent the international community's prying eyes have seen journalists come under increasing ...

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Moroccan police forced 'illegal abortion' journalist to take tests

Police forced a Moroccan journalist on trial over alleged sexual relations outside marriage and an 'illegal abortion' to undergo invasive ...

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Protests as Morocco journalist faces trial for alleged abortion

Hundreds of people protested in front of a Moroccan court as the trial opened of a journalist accused of ...

US slaps sanctions on five Russians over rights abuses

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US slaps sanctions on five Russians over rights abuses

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five Russians, including an interior ministry official, over human rights abuses.

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Egyptian company first to grant women menstrual leave

An Egyptian digital marketing company last week became the first in the country - and the Arab world - to grant women leave for their periods.

<em>Journalists</em> in Kashmir face tough challenges

Nusrat Sidiq

Journalists in Kashmir face tough challenges

Twenty-one journalists have so far been killed in Kashmir, either directly targeted or caught in the crossfire while reporting, as ...

Saudi Arabia's 2019 press freedom ranking to fall: RSF

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Saudi Arabia's 2019 press freedom ranking to fall: RSF

As the world media focuses on identifying details of a case that has pointed toward Saudi authorities, journalists' rights ...

Another Kashmiri journalist jailed for reporting on militants

Aamir Ali Bhat

Another Kashmiri journalist jailed for reporting on militants

Aasif Sultan has been detained since the end of August after writing a profile of an armed rebel commander, reports Aamir Ali ...

Calls for justice after Somali journalist murdered by police

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Calls for justice after Somali journalist murdered by police

Worldwide anger erupted over the killing of 20-year-old journalist Abdirisaq Qasim Iman by a policeman in Somalia.

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Turkey's Erdogan decries 'racist attitude' against Ozil

Erdogan: "truly unacceptable that a young man who has given everything to the German national team is facing such a racist attitude because of his religion."

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Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

Press freedom watchdogs have decried the death of Yemeni journalist Anwar al-Rakan, who was subject to torture and starvation at the ...

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Red Cross urges Europe to show migrant 'solidarity'

The Aquarius migrants rescued off Libya's coast last weekend were left in high-seas limbo after Italy and Malta bickered over who should accept ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Mo Salah: Necessary hero or opium for the masses?

Comment: Could Mo Salah's megastar status protect him enough to speak out against the atrocities in Gaza? asks Mohamed el-Meshad.

Israel is lying about Gaza <em>journalists</em>. Here's the proof

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Israel is lying about Gaza journalists. Here's the proof

Video: Israeli military propaganda claiming journalists in Gaza are willingly being used as human shields by Palestinian militants has ...

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BBC urges UN to protect its Iranian staff

The BBC has appealed to the UN to pressure Iran to end harassment of staff working for the BBC Persian service.

Kashmir's internet shutdowns hit schools and businesses, not militants

Aamir Ali Bhat

Kashmir's internet shutdowns hit schools and businesses, not militants

Decree bars civil servants in Indian-administered Kashmir from using social media for any personal political activity.

Saudi Arabia and UAE using <em>journalists</em> 'like political footballs'

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Saudi Arabia and UAE using journalists 'like political footballs'

Gulf nations involved in the blockade against Qatar have been told not to use Al-Jazeera journalists and their families as political ...

Strained relations: Houthis shut down pro-Saleh newspaper

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Strained relations: Houthis shut down pro-Saleh newspaper

The General People's Congress lost its mouthpiece publication on Tuesday, after Houthi rebels banned the al-Mithaq newspaper, in what seems to ...

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