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Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

The Israeli wine will be available at hotels, restaurants and shops in Dubai, where only non-Muslims are legally allowed to drink.

Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

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Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

Saudi Arabia has announced it will replace its controversial kafala system, according to local reports.

US senators seek to declare China 'genocide' against Uighurs

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US senators seek to declare China 'genocide' against Uighurs

The text states that China's campaign "against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and members of other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang ...

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on hunger strike

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Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on hunger strike

Women's right activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has started a hunger strike due to her conditions in detention.

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Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

Australia has asked Iran about the reported move of Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Melbourne University lecturer who was arrested in Iran, to an undisclosed location.

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At least 11 refugees dead in shipwreck off Libya

At least 11 refugees died when their boat floundered off the coast of Libya.

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Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street

Mehrdad Sepehri was killed after being tied to a metal pole in the street and assaulted by a policeman, triggering outrage in Iran.

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Saudi chain replaces Turkish burger with discounted 'Greek' patty

As Saudi businesses move to boycott Turkish products, one Saudi fast food chain has decided to get petty over a patty.

The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

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The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether ...

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Algerian actresses call foul on femicide

Algerian actresses have launched a campaign to see the country put an end to violence against women.

Women golfers urged to skip Saudi tour

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Women golfers urged to skip Saudi tour

A coalition of NGOs have called on organisers and participants to scrap this year's Ladies European Tour golf week in Saudi Arabia.

45 lawmakers urge US to boycott Saudi-hosted G20

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45 lawmakers urge US to boycott Saudi-hosted G20

The US government has been urged to boycott next month's G20 summit in Riyadh over the kingdom's rights violations.

Khashoggi fiancee sues Saudi crown prince for murder

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Khashoggi fiancee sues Saudi crown prince for murder

Turkish citizen Hatice Cengiz is pursuing Mohammed bin Salman and 28 others for damages over the October 2, 2018 killing of the US-based writer.

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

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Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking their minds, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan

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Thousands of boys chained, tortured in Sudan Islamic schools

Boys as young as five-years-old have been found chained and tortured at Islamic schools in Sudan, a new BBC investigation reveals.

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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in ...

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

Iran's judicial authority bans ‘<em>torture</em>’

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Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

Iran's highest judicial authority has banned the use of torture, amid criticism from the international community on the way it treats ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

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Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

The kidnapping and torture of a 16-year-old boy has sparked outrage in Jordan after a video showed the moments he was found with ...

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

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