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Many Algerians are torn over whether to vote in a contentious constitutional referendum this week.

The Azerbaijani army has advanced on Shushi, a strategically located town in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, as intense fighting continued with Armenian separatist forces.

Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

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Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

Algerians are set to vote on a constitutional referendum the government touts as heralding a 'new republic' that has been rejected by the protest movement.

<em>Amnesty</em> urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

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Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

Progressivism, Palestine and the next US president

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Progressivism, Palestine and the next US president

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian-American scholar Yousef Munayyer to discuss what this election means for the future of pro-Palestinian activism ...

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Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

A Lebanese judicial council decision to strike down a new work contract for foreign domestic workers has been slammed.

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Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Comment: Women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia will remain a sham initiative as long as the activists campaigning for such rights remain in ...

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Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street

Mehrdad Sepehri was killed after being tied to a metal pole in the street and assaulted by a policeman, triggering outrage in Iran.

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IS claims responsibility for deadly Afghanistan bombing

At least 18 people were killed in the suicide bombing in the capital Kabul.

<em>Amnesty</em> warns businesses of 'dirty deals' at Saudi summit

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Amnesty warns businesses of 'dirty deals' at Saudi summit

Amnesty International has urged business leaders attending the Saudi-hosted B20 summit to consider the kingdom's record on women's ...

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Suicide bomber kills 13 in Afghan capital

Violence on the ground has spiked in recent weeks despite the Taliban and Afghan government holding peace talks in Qatar.

International donors pledge nearly $600m for Rohingya refugees

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International donors pledge nearly $600m for Rohingya refugees

The virtual donor conference failed to meet its funding target of $1 billion.

Afghan road bomb kills nine civilians: officials

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Afghan road bomb kills nine civilians: officials

The Taliban has been blamed for the attack which killed nine civilians.

US considers declaring leading human rights groups 'anti-Semitic'

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US considers declaring leading human rights groups 'anti-Semitic'

The US State Department is considering declaring certain high-profile human rights group as anti-Semitic.

Egyptian woman commits suicide after intimate video leaked

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Egyptian woman commits suicide after intimate video leaked

After private videos filmed without her consent were posted on social media, a young woman 'burned herself to death' in Egypt, local media ...

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Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on ‘immoral’ content

Pakistan has lifted a recently imposed ban on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok after receiving assurances that ‘immoral’ content would be blocked.

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Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

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Reformist Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah's trial 'to resume Sunday'

The trial of the popular Saudi cleric has been postponed on at least eight occasions since his detention in 2017.

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Release female activists languishing in Saudi jails: Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia to release female activists from jail ahead of a summit critics are calling ...

'Impunity reigns' one year after Lebanon protests: <em>Amnesty</em>

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'Impunity reigns' one year after Lebanon protests: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged Lebanese authorities to end harassment of activists and journalists, as well as the use of force ...

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Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: <em>Amnesty</em>

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Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

Virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees

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Virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees

The conference will be co-hosted by the UN, US, and EU to help fund the Rohingya refugees made homeless after Myanmar military massacres.

Protests in Nigeria over police brutality

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Protests in Nigeria over police brutality

The movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and even murder.

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