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The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday.

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

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of one group over the other, writes Jonathan Kuttab.

Algeria opens inquiry after student alleges torture in custody

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Algeria opens inquiry after student alleges torture in custody

The public prosecutor at a court in Algiers ordered an inquiry Sunday after a student alleged security forces had tortured him in custody, a ...

Far-right French politician proposes 'internment camps for radicalised Muslims'

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Far-right French politician proposes 'internment camps for radicalised Muslims'

The bill's author, Guillaume Peltier, is a former member of the far-right party National Front.

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2020 'worst year for Palestinian prisoners', official says

Rights groups had warned earlier this year that Israeli prisons were a 'ready environment' for the spread of Covid-19.

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Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s detention

Patrick George Zaki, formerly a gender rights researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), has had his detention ...

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Egypt court upholds asset freeze of 3 rights workers

The decision did not apparently cover EIPR's assets as an entity.

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Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the ...

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Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative ...

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

Gaia Caramazza

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

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PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The PA is planning to end its payments to prisoners after US Democrats said the only way a Biden administration will show sympathy to them is if ...

Lebanese army arrests Palestinian for unlawful 'entry from Israel'

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Lebanese army arrests Palestinian for unlawful 'entry from Israel'

A middle-aged Palestinian man, who was reportedly jailed twice, crossed over to Lebanon after fleeing the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

Egypt arrested the office manager of a leading human rights group Sunday on charges including "joining a terror group" and "spreading false news", the organisation said.

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Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

Baku has agreed to allow Armenian civilians and troops more time to leave the Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan.

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Israel 'agrees to release' Palestinian hunger-striker Maher al-Akhras

Prisoner Maher al-Akhras will remain in hospital amid concerns over his deteriorated health condition.

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Palestinians call for international intervention for hunger-striking prisoner

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees Affairs has called for international organisations to intervene as Maher al-Akhras, who is on the verge ...

Israel closes prison after 73 Palestinians infected with coronavirus

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Israel closes prison after 73 Palestinians infected with coronavirus

Palestinian rights groups accuse Israeli authorities of deliberately neglecting the detainees’ health.

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US approves extradition of Ghosn's escape plotters to Japan

The US State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling Carlos Ghosn.

Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

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Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

The ICRC said it had been 'closely monitoring' the situation, including a visit with Akhras on Thursday

Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

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Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

Having refused food for over 80 days, Maher al-Akhras is continuing his hunger strike against his administrative detention.

Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

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Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group B'Tselem said ...

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