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Canada has called on the UN to hold the Assad regime accountable for crimes against its own people after a similar request by the Netherlands.

US civil rights groups have denounced Anthony Blinken's opposition to the ICC investigation, noting that it concerns war crimes in illegally occupied territories.

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the community and society.

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

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US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three ...

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Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

Amnesty International has called for the release of an Egyptian couple who were detained with their infant son on terrorism charges and have not been seen for two years.

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Lebanon’s new sexual harassment law too limited: HRW

Human Rights Watch says Lebanon's current legislation on sexual harassment only deals with it as a criminal matter, neglecting prevention, ...

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Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

The pope is defying the pandemic and renewed security fears to make a "long-awaited" trip to comfort one of the world's oldest Christian ...

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Israel builds Jewish-only elevator at Hebron's Ibrahimi Mosque

Israel's supreme court approved an elevator next to the Ibrahimi Mosque that Palestinians will not be allowed to use.

US calls on Saudi to abandon 'developing' country status

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US calls on Saudi to abandon 'developing' country status

Saudi Arabia has declared itself a "developing" country, despite being a G20 member and the World Bank identifying it as a high-income country.

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

Rights group urge probe over new Algeria torture allegations

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Rights group urge probe over new Algeria torture allegations

Allegations that Algerian activists of a pro-democracy protest movement were tortured in detention have prompted rights groups to demand an ...

Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

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Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

In her first Security Council meeting, Linda Thomas, Washington's new UN envoy, said Russia was blocking "all efforts to pursue accountability" ...

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of ...

Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

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Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

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Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

Myanmar's protesters hit the streets again in Yangon and Mandalay, after 38 people died in the bloodiest day of the crackdown against the anti-coup uprising.

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Thirty-eight dead in Myanmar's 'bloodiest' day since coup: UN

The UN said at least 38 people died in the "bloodiest" day of Myanmar's crisis.

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

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UK Labour Party slammed over hiring of Israeli ex-spy

Lawyers acting for a British-Palestinian activist have complained to the Labour Party after it hired a former member of a controversial Israeli ...

ICC prosecutor opens probe in Palestinian territories

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ICC prosecutor opens probe in Palestinian territories

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has previously said there is a "reasonable basis" to believe crimes were committed by members of the Israeli army.

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Iraq executes 3 'terrorism' convicts: local officials

Iraq on Wednesday hanged three men convicted on 'terrorism' in Nasiriyah prison in Dhi Qar province, the only detention centre in the country ...

UK coronavirus strain detected in Tunisia

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UK coronavirus strain detected in Tunisia

It is not clear how many cases of the variant have been recorded by the country.

US pressed to enforce Al Jazeera foreign agent ruling

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US pressed to enforce Al Jazeera foreign agent ruling

The pro-Israel Lawfare Project has called on the Department of Justice to force AJ+ to register as a foreign agent.

Seven dead as Myanmar security forces fire at protesters

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Seven dead as Myanmar security forces fire at protesters

At least seven people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters

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