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French police arrested 29 people in a sting operation targeting a terror financing network for jihadists in Syria.

Muhammad Al-Durrah's father spoke out against the UAE normalisation deal, 20 years after his son was shot dead by Israeli forces.

Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

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Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

Tunisia's leader has weighed in on a public debate that was triggered by a woman's murder, saying he backs capital punishment.

Egyptian filmmaker detained in 'outrageous' crackdown on artistic freedom

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Egyptian filmmaker detained in 'outrageous' crackdown on artistic freedom

PEN has raised alarm that a US-based Egyptian filmmaker's health is in danger after spending months in pre-trial detention in Egypt following ...

Turkey indicts six more Saudis over Khashoggi murder

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Turkey indicts six more Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Six new Saudis suspected of involvement in the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been indicted by Turkish authorities.

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Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from Israeli occupation have failed to materialize.

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Lebanese president's son-in-law, former FM Gebran Bassil contracts Covid-19

The leader of the Christian Free Patriotic Movement and President Michel Aoun's son-in-law, Gebran Bassil, confirmed he has contracted the novel ...

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer ends hunger strike

Nasrin Sotoudeh, 57, announced she was going on hunger strike last month to demand the release of political prisoners and focus attention on ...

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US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

A $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of the new Islamic State leader has been doubled, US authorities said on Thursday.

New York mayor boycotts Saudi summit on Khashoggi anniversary

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New York mayor boycotts Saudi summit on Khashoggi anniversary

Bill de Blasio withdrew from the virtual Urban 20 (U20) event hosted by Saudi Arabia, which will conclude on the anniversary of Khashoggi's ...

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France summoned Iran envoy over human rights violations: sources

France's foreign minister appeared to skirt a question on whether France had acted collectively with Britain and Germany to protest Iran's human ...

7 dead in botched Egypt <em>prison</em> break

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7 dead in botched Egypt prison break

Egypt held military funerals Thursday for three policemen killed as they prevented four convicts on death row from staging a prison ...

Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

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Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after Iraqi President Barham Saleh accused him of 'criminal defamation' ...

Three Egyptian police, four convicts killed in attempted <em>prison</em>-break

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Three Egyptian police, four convicts killed in attempted prison-break

Three Egyptian policemen were killed when four convicts tried to escape the notorious Tora prison in Cairo. The convicts were later ...

Coronavirus cases in Lebanon’s largest <em>prison</em> soar past 350

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Coronavirus cases in Lebanon’s largest prison soar past 350

Tests have revealed that over 350 prisoners in Lebanon’s Roumieh prison, which lawyers have called a ‘humanitarian time bomb’, are ...

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Biden and global Islamophobia

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global phenomenon, writes Laila Ujayli.

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Hunger striking Iranian human rights lawyer back in prison

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was sent to hospital after going on hunger strike for 40 days to demand the release of political prisoners, ...

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Algeria journalist acquitted after year in detention

An Algerian journalist that was sentenced to three years in prison was acquitted and is expected to be released after spending over a ...

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe files harassment claim against Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The detained dual national complained that the Revolutionary Guards, who have no authority over monitoring her furlough, harassed her at her ...

France 'very worried' for hunger-striking Iran rights lawyer

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France 'very worried' for hunger-striking Iran rights lawyer

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday raised ocncern over the health of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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Lebanon mulls fifth lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

Figures from the health ministry brought Lebanon's total tally since February to 29,987 Covid-19 cases, including 307 deaths.

Assange 'may commit suicide' if extradited to the US

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Assange 'may commit suicide' if extradited to the US

Michael Kopelman, emeritus professor of neuropsychiatry at King’s College London said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at a 'very high' risk ...

Chinese death-row inmate digs tunnel to escape Indonesian jail

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Chinese death-row inmate digs tunnel to escape Indonesian jail

A Chinese drug trafficker on death row escaped from an Indonesian jail cell.

Algerian president accuses RSF of trying to ‘destabilise’ country

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Algerian president accuses RSF of trying to ‘destabilise’ country

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has lashed out at media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, accusing it of trying to ‘destabilise’ the ...

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