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Government officials view the reported appointment to the military of a militia security chief as a move to weaken Iran-backed groups.

Hafez Abu Seada, a co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights who was arrested several times by the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, died of Covid-19

Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

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Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings

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Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings

The court has upheld life sentences for 23 Sahrawis over the killings of 11 security personnel 10 years ago.

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

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US blacklists Libya militia tied to murders, torture

The US has imposed sanctions on Libya's Kaniyat militia, which is allegedly behind multiple murders, kidnapping and torture.

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Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

Iranian state TV has reported that authorities have freed Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian academic held in the country for over two ...

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Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The trial of jailed Saudi womens’ rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been transferred to a court dealing with terrorism cases, her family ...

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Hunger-striking Saudi activist's trial resumes Wednesday: family

The trial of Loujain Hathloul began in March 2019, but campaigners and her family say court sessions are arbitrarily announced and closed to ...

Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, <em>torture</em>: HRW

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Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, ...

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Rights watchdog welcomes penalisation of UAE channel

Doha-based National Human Rights Council (NHRC) welcomed the decision by Ofcom, which has now penalised Abu Dhabi TV twice this month.

Algerians outraged by Macron’s statements of support for Tebboune

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Algerians outraged by Macron’s statements of support for Tebboune

Statements of support by Emmanuel Macron for Algerian leader Abdelmadjid Tabboune have caused outrage in Algeria, with opposition leaders ...

Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

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Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective punishment of ...

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

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US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

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In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in Beirut.

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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, ...

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Turkish prosecutors investigate Egypt's Sisi over 'crimes against humanity'

Prosecutors in Istanbul are investigating allegations of torture and crimes against humanity committed by Egypt's president and ...

Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

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Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

Following reports that 21 men convicted on terrorism-related charges were hanged in Iraq, the UN warned several hundred more prisoners in the ...

Iran cut internet access to conceal protest killings: Amnesty

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Iran cut internet access to conceal protest killings: Amnesty

Amnesty said Iran deliberately cut internet access to hide November 2019 killings of protestors and called for a probe by the UN Human Rights ...

Rights group urges Riyadh to release Palestinian, Jordanian prisoners

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Rights group urges Riyadh to release Palestinian, Jordanian prisoners

The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK has called on authorities to release Palestinian and Jordanian prisoners detained in the ...

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