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Human Rights Watch urged Tunisia to end the use of anal testing, used as "proof" to prosecute same-sex relations.

Comment: It's easy for Biden oppose Trump's racist rhetoric, but the real test lies in whether he can meaningfully engage with the Muslim American community, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Moroccan journalist named among 'most urgent' press freedom cases

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Moroccan journalist named among 'most urgent' press freedom cases

A jailed Moroccan journalist was included in a list of most urgent global cases of threats against the press.

Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

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Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

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Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa ...

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Australia: British-Australian academic held in Iran prison 'is well'

Imprisoned academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is doing 'well' after being moved to Iran's 'worst prison' for women, Australia's ambassador to Tehran has said.

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Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the ...

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20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS

Fighting was raging one day after gunmen stormed the prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

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Iran sanctions aide to ex-US national security adviser

Iran said it has sanctioned an ex-aide to a former US national security adviser who is a senior member of the Washington-based Foundation for ...

Three killed as armed men storm Afghan <em>prison</em>

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Three killed as armed men storm Afghan prison

Armed men stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least three people and shattering the relative calm of a ceasefire across ...

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Iran, UAE top diplomats discuss virus in rare talks

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he discussed the region's coronavirus outbreaks and other issues with his Emirati counterpart ...

UN 'dismayed' at Libya journalist's 15-year <em>prison</em> term

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UN 'dismayed' at Libya journalist's 15-year prison term

UNSMIL voiced dismay at the sentencing of Ismail Abuzreiba to 15 years imprisonment following a trial by a military tribunal in the country's ...

Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack <em>prison</em> in east Afghanistan

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Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

Sunday's attack comes a day after the Afghan intelligence agency said a senior IS commander was killed by Afghan special forces near Jalalabad.

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from ...

Iran reports highest virus cases for nearly a month

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Iran reports highest virus cases for nearly a month

The Islamic republic has been battling the Middle East's deadliest outbreak of Covid-19 since late February.

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Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

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Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the teachers ...

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Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

Egyptian cashier, Tarek Ashour made headlines in July after a video showing a Kuwaiti man slapping him went viral. In an emotional post on ...

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Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two

Hopes are building for renewed peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a ceasefire holds for a second day

Death penalty overturned for Boston Marathon bomber

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Death penalty overturned for Boston Marathon bomber

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be re-sentenced after his death penalty for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings was overturned by an appeals court

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East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, a journalist critical of Haftar, has been jailed on vague terorrism-related charges, sparking outcry from human rights ...

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi <em>prison</em> cell

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Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

Iran <em>prison</em> officials' pleas for virus help ignored: Amnesty

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Iran prison officials' pleas for virus help ignored: Amnesty

Iran has ignored repeated requests from senior prison officials to contain Covid-19 in jails.

Moroccan singer jailed in high-profile cyber blackmail scandal

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Moroccan singer jailed in high-profile cyber blackmail scandal

Popstar Dounia Batma and two others were sentenced to eight months in prison over their involvement in a Moroccan blackmail case known ...

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