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Egyptian cashier, Tarek Ashour made headlines in July after a video showing a Kuwaiti man slapping him went viral. In an emotional post on Facebook, he shares his thoughts.

Duke's account 'has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct,' the social networking site said

Human Rights Watch urges Turkey to probe alleged torture

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Human Rights Watch urges Turkey to probe alleged torture

Human Rights Watch called on Turkey to investigate alleged torture committed by police and "nightwatchmen" against over a dozen people.

Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ sexual violence

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Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ sexual violence

Human Rights Watch has reported of harrowing violence in Syria against men and trans women during the war.

Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

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Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office ...

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Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over LGBTQ+ rights support

The blogger is scheduled to be deported to Yemen, where he faces death threats.

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Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

Struggling with high numbers of stray cats and dogs, Gaza's only animal rescue organisation has started the Palestinian territory's first ...

Gaia Caramazza

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

'We want a feminist revolution,' demanded women demonstrators en masse, as hashtags #stopkillingwomenjordan and #Ahlam_Was_Betrayed flooded ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

Love or hate? Marmite releases hummus flavour vegetable spread

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Love or hate? Marmite releases hummus flavour vegetable spread

After releasing a range of yeast spread-scented toiletries, Marmite is back with a bizarre new mix.

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US blacklists 11 companies over China's mistreatment of Uighurs

The United States has blacklisted companies with alleged links to China's mistreatment of its Muslim Uighur minority.

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing ...

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Khaled A. Beydoun

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Comment: American consumers must use the power of the purse to protest the use of Uighur labour in the supply chains of global brands, writes ...

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

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Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The Turkish government has been accused of censoring gay characters in two Netflix series, sparking a heated conversation around censorship and ...

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

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Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who come to work, study or try to reach Europe, say ...

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UK opposition calls for China sanctions over Uighur persecution

China has warned of a 'resolute response' to unilateral sanctions from the UK.

Diana Alghoul

Outrage in Jordan as 'father kills daughter with brick'

The harrowing account of Ahlam's chilling murder has caused outrage in Jordan and calls for justice.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh

Book Club: Sahar Khalifeh's novel is a groundbreaking exploration of freedom, identity and nationhood, told through the experiences of ...

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Resigned Tunisian PM sacks Ennahda ministers, sparking furious reaction

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh, who is continuing in his position in a caretaker capacity after resigning, has sacked six ministers from ...

HRW: Greece must investigate asylum seeker mass expulsions

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HRW: Greece must investigate asylum seeker mass expulsions

Human Rights Watch is calling on Greece to investigate forced expulsion of asylum seekers at the Turkish border.

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Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

Mohamed Ali, who maintains his innocence, has said the charges are fabricated to punish him for his activism.

Internet disrupted in Iran after online anti-death penalty campaign

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Internet disrupted in Iran after online anti-death penalty campaign

Iran experienced internet disruptions after an online campaign against Iran's death penalty went viral.

Stranded African migrants in Yemen 'scapegoated' amid Covid-19 fears

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Stranded African migrants in Yemen 'scapegoated' amid Covid-19 fears

African migrants stranded in war-torn Yemen experience forced displacement and violence after being accused of carrying the coronavirus, the ...

Trump administration rescinds rule on international students

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Trump administration rescinds rule on international students

The US government has dropped plans to deport international students who have been forced to take their learning online due to coronavirus.

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