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China has lashed out at New Zealand for its criticism of their treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

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New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide

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New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide

Wellington's parliament unanimously passed a motion expressing 'grave concern' at rights abuses in China's Xinjiang province, but only after the ruling Labour Party insisted any reference to genocide was omitted.

Sudanese poet detained for revolutionary recital on Khartoum massacre

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

Sudanese poet detained for revolutionary recital on Khartoum massacre

A Sudanese poet is facing prison time for reciting a poem that honours the victims massacred in by Sudan's military during 2019 uprising.

US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

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US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

In a meeting ahead of the 47th G7 summit, Washington and London's top diplomats denied prospects of a breakthrough in a prisoner swap deal with ...

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Over 600 Europe-bound migrants returned to Libya: navy

More than 600 migrants hoping to reach Europe from Libya have been stopped since Friday.

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Syria at risk of health crisis amid Covid shortages

The suspension of Covid tests means health officials would no longer able to track the spread of the disease.

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Most British women in Syria are trafficking victims: NGO

Rights group Reprieve says most British women and children held in northeast Syria are trafficking victims who should be supported by ...

Delphine Rodrik

How 'indefinite transit' is keeping refugees stuck in limbo

Comment: Even for those refugees evacuated from Libya, many are still living in very dangerous conditions, with long-term uncertainty and ...

Child deaths by suicide skyrocket in northwest Syria: NGO

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Child deaths by suicide skyrocket in northwest Syria: NGO

Suicide numbers have increased as humanitarian workers point to factors including overcrowded conditions and child marriage.

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US special envoy for Yemen to visit Saudi Arabia

The US' special envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking, is visiting Saudi Arabia in an effort to discuss de-escalation efforts.

Sri Lanka cabinet approves ban on Muslim face veils

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Sri Lanka cabinet approves ban on Muslim face veils

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a ban on full-face veils worn by some Muslim women, saying that they pose a threat to national ...

Turkish court frees abused woman who killed husband

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Turkish court frees abused woman who killed husband

Melek Ipek, 31, testified in court that her husband routinely handcuffed her and beat her for hours while threatening to kill her and their ...

Two Iranians given death sentences for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'

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Two Iranians given death sentences for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'

Two Iranian men were handed death sentences on Thursday for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'.

Inside the origins and evolution of traditional Palestinian costume

Ramona Wadi

Inside the origins and evolution of traditional Palestinian costume

Book Club: Hanan Karaman Munayyer’s latest book explores the history, tradition, and significance of traditional Palestinian costume as a ...

Ali Bakir

How China's 'wolf warrior' diplomacy fuelled tensions with Turkey

Analysis: A rare diplomatic spat erupted between Ankara and Beijing after two Turkish politicians criticised China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

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Recordings show Libyan, Italian officials left migrants to die

Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard show deliberate neglect of migrant vessels which later sank in the ...

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

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Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

There has been a sharp increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan compared to numbers in 2020, UNAMA found. It comes as Biden revealed his ...

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Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

ReBirth: <em>Women</em> in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and ...

How Turkish law empowers abusers and denies <em>women</em> justice

Deniz Yuksel

How Turkish law empowers abusers and denies women justice

Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in ...

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

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