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Jordanian police have arrested teachers peacefully protesting last year's dissolution of the Jordanian Teachers Syndicate in the city of Irbid .

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Jordan journalist detained over Covid story released on bail

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Jordan journalist detained over Covid story released on bail

Jordan jailed Jamal Haddad last week with calls for the journalist's release.

Yemeni <em>teachers</em> accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

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Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate accused the Houthi rebels of killing and detaining thousands of teachers, academics and ...

Jordan should free <em>teachers</em> held after protests: HRW

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Jordan should free teachers held after protests: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on Jordan to release all teachers arrested in a crackdown on their trade union.

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Protests erupt in Yemen's Taiz over unpaid salaries

Public sector workers, who have not received their salaries for months, gathered in a peaceful protest in Yemen's Taiz city on Monday.

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Jordan arrests 1,000 teachers in crackdown on trade union

In the past few weeks the Jordanian government has launched a campaign members of the country's largest teachers' union.

Stasa Salacanin

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could ...

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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 ...

HRW slams Jordan's detention of <em>Teachers</em> <em>Syndicate</em> leaders

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HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

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Jordan detains teachers union officials over 'state services harm'

Jordan has detained 13 teacher union officials after they threatened industrial action.

Yemen in Focus: Financial reports expose 'lavish' UN budget

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Yemen in Focus: Financial reports expose 'lavish' UN budget

This week we focus on a financial report that has been slammed by rights activists as corrupt.

Iraq forces cause bloodshed in Baghdad following Karbala killings

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Iraq forces cause bloodshed in Baghdad following Karbala killings

Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition at crowds gathering on Baghdad's bridges and marching towards government buildings, just hours after ...

Car horns, music as thousands defy curfew in Baghdad

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Car horns, music as thousands defy curfew in Baghdad

Honking cars and blaring music filled the streets of the Iraqi capital early Tuesday, as thousands including students kept up anti-government ...

Jordan <em>teachers</em> clash with police during protests over wages

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Jordan teachers clash with police during protests over wages

Jordanian security forces used tear gas in Amman to break up a teachers' protest demanding a 50 percent hike in their salaries.

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Sudanese professors arrested amid renewed calls for Bashir’s ousting

Sudanese demonstrators continue to call for Bashir's ousting on Tuesday, when 19 professors were arrested in Khartoum and doctors protested the detention of their colleagues.

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Parents of Tunisia students protest teacher strike

For months a syndicate of secondary school teachers has been demanding wage hikes, bonuses and the implementation of previous ...

The New Arab

Gaza strikes after Israel kills fisherman, imposes Purim lockdown

Gaza's fishermen join the government workers to strike over unfair treatment both by the Israelis and their own government, as Israel imposes ...

Soheil Asefi

Reading Hayek in Tehran

Comment: Left-wingers around the world may have been pleased by the election of 'reformist' Rouhani, but Iran's power structures have the ...

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