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Social media chatter among extremists and Trump supporters about holding armed marches and threatening violence in the US capital has reportedly surged.

The US Justice Department has indicted 15 people involved in the storming of the Capitol.

Morocco <em>arrests</em> Lebanese man for alleged fraud, identity theft

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Morocco arrests Lebanese man for alleged fraud, identity theft

The Lebanese national is alleged to have used stolen passports to garner the trust of his victims.

Israel <em>arrests</em> elderly Palestinian who used slingshot in clashes

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Israel arrests elderly Palestinian who used slingshot in clashes

Said Arma became an icon of West Bank protests after a video circulated showing him wearing the traditional Palestinian Keffiyeh and robe using ...

Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

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Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

Turkish security forces 'beat' and 'strip-searched' students detained over anti-government protests, their lawyer alleged.

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A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even greater threat to stability.

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Turkey arrested 340 IS suspects in December: report

One suspect arrested in Turkey is thought to have links to a suspect in a recent terror attack in Austria.

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Saudi businessmen, ex-officials arrested in anti-corruption sweep

The kingdom's anti-corruption watchdog said the arrests were made in connection to cases involving bribes and financial irregularities.

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Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in connection with ...

Alarm over health of German woman held in Iran

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Alarm over health of German woman held in Iran

Nahid Taghavi was arrested at her Tehran apartment on October 16 after years fighting for human rights in Iran, in particular for women's rights ...

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Morocco arrests dissident historian

Historian and human rights activist Maati Monjib, 60, will be taken to a Rabat court, which will decide whether he will be prosecuted or ...

<em>Arrests</em> after arson attack at camp in Lebanon

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Arrests after arson attack at camp in Lebanon

The fire on Saturday night tore through the tented shelters of some 75 families near the town of Bhanine in the north Lebanon Miniyeh region, ...

Sudanese paramilitary group refers own intelligence chief over killing

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Sudanese paramilitary group refers own intelligence chief over killing

The powerful Sudanese Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group has referred its own intelligence chief and other personnel for investigation over ...

Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

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Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's chief said this year's Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last, noting mankind must tackle climate change and ...

Jordan <em>arrests</em> journalist for alleging that officials were vaccinated

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Jordan arrests journalist for alleging that officials were vaccinated

Jordanian authorities arrested a journalist for publishing an article claiming that officials had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, ...

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Syrian regime detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

The Syrian regime has arrested the relatives of a dissident who criticized Assad on Al-Jazeera, as a rights group said that over 20,000 opposition family members have been detained.

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Israel arrests Palestinian over West Bank settler murder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to 'settle accounts' with whoever killed the French-Israeli dual national.

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Israel carries out Christmas Eve raids, arrests Palestinians

Three Palestinians were detained on the dawn of Christmas Eve during Israeli raids across the West Bank.

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Turkish police knock protesting opposition MP out of wheelchair

Musa Piroglu was protesting against the jailing of veteran Kurdish politician Leyla Guven when he was knocked over.

Putin signs bill giving presidents lifetime immunity

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Putin signs bill giving presidents lifetime immunity

The bill gives former presidents and their families immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during their lifetime

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Tunisia cracks down with arrests in Italy waste scandal

Amid the scandal, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi sacked the environment minister, Mustapha Aroui, while twelve were taken into custody.

HRW accuses Egypt of 'collective punishment' of inmates

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HRW accuses Egypt of 'collective punishment' of inmates

'Egyptian authorities are apparently imposing collective punishment on hundreds of inmates in Scorpion Prison,' said HRW.

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

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A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

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