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Saudi prisoners of conscience led by imprisoned prominent human rights activist Dr. Abdullah al-Hamid, have declared a hunger strike to protest their unjust detention for merely calling for reform.

Saudi human rights defenders, Abdullah al-Hamid, Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani and Waleed Abu al-Khair, were announced Laureates of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel

Trump is throwing the Middle East under the bus

Emile Nakhleh

Trump is throwing the Middle East under the bus

Comment: Killing the Iran deal and moving the embassy to Jerusalem will only bring more instability and misery to the people of the region, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Muslims condemning Istanbul victims are no better than IS

Samir Bennis

Muslims condemning Istanbul victims are no better than IS

Comment: Any judgement blaming the 'immorality' of those killed in a nightclub has no place in Islam, writes Samir Bennis.

Britain's far-<em>right</em> in disarray as Tories eye Blackshirt vote

James Brownsell

Britain's far-right in disarray as Tories eye Blackshirt vote

Comment: A fist-fight in the European Parliament leaves a leading anti-immigration politician in hospital, while the UK government steers course ...

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Syria's White Helmets win 'alternative Nobel Prize'

The Syrian humanitarian organisation have been lauded by the Sweden based Right Livelihood Award Foundation for 'outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians'.

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