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A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties to neo-Nazi fringe groups

Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid-19 cases

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Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid-19 cases

Protests by families of detainees in Bahrain have led to authorities releasing dozens of inmates from Jaw prison, following a reported surge of coronavirus cases in the jail.

Saudi executes three soldiers for 'high treason'

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Saudi executes three soldiers for 'high treason'

Riyadh's defence ministry named the three soldiers as Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim without identifying who they ...

Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

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Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to ...

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its human rights abuses, writes Sam Hamad.

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Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

A video has surfaced of Israeli police attacking an Israeli lawmaker at a protest against evictions in east Jerusalem.

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Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the killing ...

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Iraq blames public for new virus record, urges vaccinations

The Health Ministry said public commitment toward heeding virus prevention measures was “almost non-existent in most regions of Iraq.”

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

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Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

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Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

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Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

Jordanian state news agency Petra confirmed Bassem Awadallah remains in custody, dismissing rumours that the former head of the royal court had ...

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

US Muslim rights group says drop 'Arab murder game'

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US Muslim rights group says drop 'Arab murder game'

CAIR has joined calls for game distributors to drop 'Six Days in Fallujah', which it slammed as an 'Arab murder simulator'.

The Crown star calls for release of British-Iranian man

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The Crown star calls for release of British-Iranian man

With the launch of a new Amnesty International campaign, British film and TV stars have called on the Iranian government to release Anoosheh ...

The New Arab Staff

Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

Protesters in Idlib gathered to remember the victims of the 2018 chemical weapons attack on Douma that killed 39, and to demand accountability.

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Human Rights Watch slams Chad over 'ruthless pre-election crackdown'

Human Rights Watch has slammed Chad over its treatment of dissenters as its president, Idriss Deby Itno, seeks a sixth term in office.

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Iraq charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

An Iraqi investigative committee has charged five policemen with unauthorised use of deadly force against protesters in Nasiriyah in February ...

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Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised for suggesting the veil can contain sexual assault.

Jordanian deputy PM says coup ‘contained’ as discontent grows

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Jordanian deputy PM says coup ‘contained’ as discontent grows

Jordan's deputy PM says that Saturday's attempted coup is 'contained' but discontent is growing over censorship and allegations against Prince ...

Alessandra Bajec

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

In-depth: Palestinian families in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are in danger of being forcibly evicted from their homes in an ...

Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

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Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

A disagreement has erupted over a vote to strip Syria of its voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

US 'concerned' over Saudi aid worker's 20-year jail term

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US 'concerned' over Saudi aid worker's 20-year jail term

The US expressed concern after a Saudi aid worker was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

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