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Lebanon's vaccination programme, which began earlier this month, was financed by $34 million from the World Bank.

The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Mitchell Plitnick

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Comment: Facebook is considering classing anti-Zionism as a kind of hate speech. Doing so would be detrimental to Palestinians and Jews alike, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

UN experts urge Guantanamo closure, remedies for 'torture'

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UN experts urge Guantanamo closure, remedies for 'torture'

A group of United Nations rights experts welcomed US President Joe Biden's stated goal to close Guantanamo Bay prison.

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Ruqaya Izzidien

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Comment: Genuine dialogue requires a respectful space, and if you're not white, you won't find it on Barnett's Woman's Hour, writes Ruqaya ...

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US urged to reintroduce bill banning Uighur forced-labour products

The bill would allow a US president to force sanction on anyone responsible for the labour trafficking of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China.

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French women in Syria camps 'launch hunger strike': report

Around a dozen French women who joined IS in Syria began a hunger strike on Saturday in efforts to pressure France to repatriate them.

Gaia Caramazza

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation ...

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BBC refuses to apologise over 'Islamophobic' interview

The BBC issued a statement on Friday that did not address complaints about hostility to the Muslim Council of Britain's president.

Families of Beirut blast victims: Judge removal politicized

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Families of Beirut blast victims: Judge removal politicized

Families of the victims and survivors have accused the ruling political class of corruption and negligence that led to the explosion of ammonium ...

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More evidence of crimes against Assad than Nazis: prosecutor

Stephen Rapp has said that there is mountains of evidence fo war crimes linked to Bashar Al-Assad.

Judge investigating Beirut port blast removed from office

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Judge investigating Beirut port blast removed from office

Judge Fadi Sawan had charged Lebanese politicians including prime minister Hassan Diab with negligence over the port blast.

US vows to help Iraq promote stability

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US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The US is determined to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State and create a stable atmosphere in Iraq.

Libya: Ten years after uprising, abusive militias evade justice

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Libya: Ten years after uprising, abusive militias evade justice

It is the 10-year anniversary of the overthrowing of Gaddafi, and not much as changed, Amnesty International argues.

New Zealand-Australia row erupts over 'terrorist' dual national

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New Zealand-Australia row erupts over 'terrorist' dual national

New Zealand's Prime Minister said Australia had "abdicated its responsibilities" by leaving Wellington to deal with a dual-national arrested in ...

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Ilhan Omar 'disappointed' by Biden administration's Israel policy

In an interview with Alaraby TV, US congresswoman Ilhan Omar said she was "disappointed" by the Biden administration's policy on Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Zaina Ujayli

White supremacist violence at Capitol was anything but unprecedented

Comment: To ignore the US' historical precedent of violent white insurrectionists is to leave the door open to it happening again and again, ...

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HRW accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

Human Rights Watch condemned remarks by Australia's Foreign Minister saying that the country did not recognise the International Criminal ...

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Families of detainees detail vision for justice in Syria

Syrian families, who lost members inside Bashar Al-Assad’s prisons, have laid out their plans to seek justice and called for the fates of those ...

Morocco faces questions over factory drownings

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Morocco faces questions over factory drownings

At least 28 people died when heavy rain flooded a basement factory in the port city of Tangiers, prompting calls for justice in Morocco.

Cilina Nasser

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Comment: While Lokman Slim's killing may not lead to accountability, it will certainly not silence his comrades, writes Cilina Nasser.

Saudi Arabia plans complete overhaul of legal system

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Saudi Arabia plans complete overhaul of legal system

Saudi Arabia is moving toward the codifying its legal system.

ICC probe is first real test for Biden administration

Muhammad Shehada

ICC probe is first real test for Biden administration

Comment: If he is to rebuild trust with Palestinians, Biden must not stand in the way of the ICC investigation into Israeli war crimes, writes ...

Trump defense urges dismissal of 'absurd' impeachment trial

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Trump defense urges dismissal of 'absurd' impeachment trial

Trump's team argued on the eve of his impeachment trial that the case is constitutionally flawed and it was "absurd" to hold the former ...

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