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Comment: Labour's repeated dismissal of issues which affect minorities shows that their 'progressive patriotism' approach isn't aimed at us, writes Aleesha Khaliq.

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of the Soura film festival

Voter fraud accusation is 'disinformation' campaign against Ilhan Omar

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Voter fraud accusation is 'disinformation' campaign against Ilhan Omar

Researchers as Stanford University found that a video released by conservative activists accusing Omar of voter fraud was nothing more than a targeted campaign of misinformation.

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 ...

Palestinian prisoners facing worsening conditions in Israeli jails

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Palestinian prisoners facing worsening conditions in Israeli jails

Palestinian prisoners have started protest measures such as returning their meals as conditions in Israeli jails worsen .

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Hamas in talks with Egypt for release of fisherman

Hamas is in talks with Egypt to secure the release of a fisherman shot and wounded by Egyptian forces on Friday in an incident which saw his two brothers killed.

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Sisi warns against ‘instability’ in Egypt following protests

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned of ‘instability’ in Egypt after protests against his authoritarian rule broke out in several ...

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Yemen prisoner swap agreed: government, rebel sources

The government and the rebel Houthis have agreed to exchanged some 1,000 prisoners.

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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 ...

Germany presses Russia to <em>release</em> UN report on Libya

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Germany presses Russia to release UN report on Libya

The widely leaked report accuses a Kremlin-linked military contractor of violating the UN's arms embargo on Libya.

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Sudan court jails 6 more artists for 'public nuisance'

Nearly a dozen artists have been arrested in a case that has drawn international condemnation and raised concerns over Sudan's fledgling ...

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' ...

Hunger striking Iranian human rights lawyer back in prison

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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 ...

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.

Iran 'ready' to swap all prisoners with US: FM

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Iran 'ready' to swap all prisoners with US: FM

Tehran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the US, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said in an address to the Council on ...

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Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

Hundreds of protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah after one activist was kidnapped and another injured by unknown militias.

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Yemen calls for emergency UN Security Council session

Yemen has called for an emergency UN Security Council session to discuss the Houthi rebels' ongoing Marib offensive, where more than 3 million ...

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Jailed Iranian rights lawyer hospitalised amid hunger strike

Nasrin Sotoudeh was transferred to a hospital in north Tehran from the notorious Evin Prison on Saturday.

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Yemen sides meet in Geneva for prisoner swap talks

Yemen’s warring sides began peace consultations in Switzerland for prisoner swaps.

Turkey eyes new opportunities in post-coup Mali

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Turkey eyes new opportunities in post-coup Mali

Despite France showing no sign of drawing down its presence in Mali, Turkey has indicated increased interest in the West African state's future.

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

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What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Yemen prisoner swap talks postponed to Friday

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Yemen prisoner swap talks postponed to Friday

If realised, the UN-sponsored prison exchange deal would be the largest since Yemen's war erupted in 2014.

Yemen warring sides in 'final' talks on prisoner-swap deal

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Yemen warring sides in 'final' talks on prisoner-swap deal

Yemen's warring sides will met in Geneva on Thursday for UN-sponsored talks on a deal to release more than 1,400 prisoners.

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