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Matan Hirsch, an Israeli travel blogger and photographer, says he was contacted by Iranian intelligence operatives through fake Instagram profiles.

The New Arab's Arabic-language sister service Al-Araby TV has been commended by the parents of Giulio Regeni for uncovering new witnesses in the 2016 murder of their son.

New witnesses in Regeni murder trial testify in Italy

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New witnesses in Regeni murder trial testify in Italy

Fresh witnesses have come forward to testify against the men accused of torturing and murdering Italian academic student Giulio Regeni in 2016.

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

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UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this nation was ...

Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

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Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

An investigation into the embezzlement of funds from Lebanon’s central bank is examining activities linked with Riad Salemeh.

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Iran used fake Instagram accounts to nab Israelis

Israeli spy agencies accused Iran of using fake social media accounts to lure its citizens abroad to harm them.

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Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

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US doubles aid in Ethiopia's Tigray amid famine fears

Some $152 million in US aid will be given to prevent potential famine in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, Washington said on Thursday.

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Tunisia’s president rejects parliamentary bid to establish constitutional court

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Tunisia’s president rejects parliamentary bid to establish constitutional court

The constitution adopted during the country’s democratic transition in 2011 outlines the need for a constitutional court to be set up within a ...

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Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group

Facebook said it has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an Iranian exile group.

Turkey summons China's envoy over Uighur tweets

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Turkey summons China's envoy over Uighur tweets

Turkey summoned China's ambassador over tweets denouncing two top Turkish politicians over their criticism of Beijing's crackdown on Uighurs in ...

Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 20 years

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Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 20 years

Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and given a 20 year travel ban for allegedly running an anonymous social media ...

Egypt's first female ship captain accused of 'blocking Suez'

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Egypt's first female ship captain accused of 'blocking Suez'

Egypt's first female ship captain was the topic of a false internet rumour that accused her of blocking the Suez Canal.

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak starts appeal of corruption conviction

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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak starts appeal of corruption conviction

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak was convicted on multi-million dollar corruption charges last year. Now, he launches his appeal against a hefty ...

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Silence Is a Sense: War, migration, trauma and healing

Book Club: Silence Is a Sense is a poignant and profound story of a Syrian refugee left so traumatised by war and migration that she no longer speaks.

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Bahrain to release 126 prisoners amid virus fears

The inmates will serve the rest of their sentence out of prison, the Bahraini public prosecution said.

Paul McLoughlin

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

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Arabian coins found in US may unlock pirate mystery

The attack on a 17th-century Indian ship carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca sparked the 'first worldwide manhunt'.

Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

Juliet Sargeant

'Decolonising' Kew isn't 'woke', it's the seed of progress

Comment: As one of Britain's few black horticulturists, I'm glad to see Kew initiate conversations about how Britain's imperial past impacts our ...

India’s Gulf workers in Covid-19 reverse migration chaos

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India’s Gulf workers in Covid-19 reverse migration chaos

Migrant workers from India have helped build Gulf economies, but many have fallen victim to the Covid-19 crisis.

Disagreements in Saudi Arabia over OPEC+ oil cuts strategy

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Disagreements in Saudi Arabia over OPEC+ oil cuts strategy

Despite early reports that Saudi Arabia wishes to maintain the OPEC+ oil production cuts, conflicting accounts have since emerged.

Tunisia jails 'conman' rapper Swagg Man

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Tunisia jails 'conman' rapper Swagg Man

The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Iteb Zaibet and was born in Nice, became an internet celebrity as well as on television in both ...

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