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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 his arrest on 'illegitimate charges' while visiting family

Donald Trump's digital campaign team tried to dissuade millions of African Americans from voting in the 2016 US presidential election, Britain's Channel 4 News channel alleged in a report.

Hezbollah fighter killed by south Lebanon arms depot blast

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Hezbollah fighter killed by south Lebanon arms depot blast

A Hezbollah fighter Sunday died of wounds sustained from an explosion that rocked the south Lebanon village of Ain Qana, nearly one week ago.

Sisi warns against ‘instability’ in Egypt following protests

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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 ...

'Palestine is priceless': Sudanese activists launch online anti-normalisation campaign

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'Palestine is priceless': Sudanese activists launch online anti-normalisation campaign

As reports surfaced suggesting Sudan's plans to normalise relations with Israel, Sudanese activists took to social media to ...

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Prominent Emirati writer banned from travelling over anti-normalisation stance

Veteran poetess Dhabiya Khamis Al-Muhairi took to social media on Saturday urging immediate assistance from human rights organisations after she was banned from leaving the country.

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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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Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's short-lived PM-designate

Opposition groups representing the protest movement that erupted last year had reportedly rejected Adib's nomination before it was even ...

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AOC withdraws from event commemorating 'bone crusher' Yitzhak Rabin

Conflicting reports have emerged over whether the withdrawal is final, with Democratic insiders saying the decision could harm Joe Biden's ...

At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

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At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

Indian and Pakistan traded barbed rebuttals in the assembly hall Friday night.

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Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

Syria releases employees of under-fire tycoon Makhlouf

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Syria releases employees of under-fire tycoon Makhlouf

Dozens of current and former employees of President Bashar al-Assad's embattled billionaire cousin Rami Makhlouf have been released.

Karl Marx lookalike graces the dance floor in Turkey

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Karl Marx lookalike graces the dance floor in Turkey

A popular video shared on social media in Turkey shows the German communist's doppelganger throwing shapes at a wedding.

'Grateful': Gigi Hadid welcomes baby girl with Zayn Malik

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'Grateful': Gigi Hadid welcomes baby girl with Zayn Malik

Palestinian-American supermodel Gigi Hadid and her musician boyfriend Zayn Malik announced the arrival of their first child on social ...

Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

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Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

Opponents of authoritarian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have called for large-scale demonstrations on Friday.

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Egyptian journalist quits Emirati column in protest at normalisation

Prominent Egyptian journalist Jalal Aref decided to stop writing in Emirati newspaper Al-Bayan after the UAE normalised relations with Israel last month.

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Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public ...

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of ...

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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 suffering ...

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 prisoners, ...

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Netanyahu aides fined for violating quarantine after Washington trip

Two Israeli officials were spotted filming anti-Netanyahu protesters at a time they were supposed to be in quarantine after returning from the ...

Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in Damascus

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Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in Damascus

A sculpture of a horse’s head which briefly appeared in Damascus has been mocked by social media users who noticed that it was ...

Four dead in Lebanon 'Hezbollah arms depot explosion': reports

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Four dead in Lebanon 'Hezbollah arms depot explosion': reports

Four people died in an explosion in Lebanon's Nabatieh district, reported to have occurred at a Hezbollah arms depot.

New protests in Egypt as security forces 'detain hundreds'

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New protests in Egypt as security forces 'detain hundreds'

Protests against President Sisi broke out in several suburban and rural areas of Egypt on Monday night, while security forces detained nearly ...

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