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Basim Naem has said that Israel’s dismissal of the ICC probe is no surprise, but also expressed hope.

Prince Hamzah, a former crown prince, has accused Jordan's rulers of corruption and ineptitude.

Sri Lanka <em>arrests</em> 'Mrs World' on assault charge

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Sri Lanka arrests 'Mrs World' on assault charge

An on-stage fracas at a beauty pageant had serious consequences for 'Mrs World', who was charged with assault. This year's 'Mrs Sri Lanka' required hospital treatment after the incident.

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

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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.

Jordan king, addressing family feud, says 'sedition buried'

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Jordan king, addressing family feud, says 'sedition buried'

The King of Jordan has addressed the recent crisis that has rocked the country, and declared it to be over.

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The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

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Jordan's crackdown on dissent

Comment: Feeling threatened by protests, high unemployment, and a dismal economy, King Abdullah may see this as a useful excuse to clamp down on ...

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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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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 ...

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

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Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

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Iran arrests 'spies' for Israel, other nations: state TV

The latest arrest of alleged spies for Israel and other nations in Iran follows a similar episode from 2019.

Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

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Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

An Iraqi-Kurdish MP criticised the arrests last week of people 'suspected' of being part of the LGBTQ+ community in Sulaimani.

Scores Palestinian children arrested by Israel in three months

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Scores Palestinian children arrested by Israel in three months

Palestinian children are often subjected to 'various forms of abuse', the Palestinian Prisoner Society said in its report

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

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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.

Soldiers arrested in Niger after 'attempted coup’

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Soldiers arrested in Niger after 'attempted coup’

Following gunfire in the capital of Niger, soldiers have been arrested and accused of attempting to launch a coup, ahead of the inauguration.

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Three held in Italy over Syria kidnapping

Italian authorities arrested three men for masterminding the kidnapping of two Italians who were held captive in Syria for three years.

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Algeria arrests 5 for planning attacks on Hirak protests

Five people were arrested in Algeria on suspicion of planning "terrorist" acts against weekly Hirak pro-democracy protests in the country's ...

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Hamas launches 'Jerusalem Is Our Promise' election list

Hamas has submitted its candidate list for May's Palestinian elections amid Israeli targeting of its leaders.

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Egypt arrests eight over train crash, revises death toll

Eight people were arrested by the Egyptian authorities over a train collision that cost the life of 18 people so far.

Syria Kurds launch security sweep in IS families camp

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Syria Kurds launch security sweep in IS families camp

Kurdish forces arrested Islamic State group's militants' family members in an operation in Al-Hol camp in Syria.

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Israel arrests Hamas leaders in run-up to Palestinian election

Israel on Friday launched a new round of arrests of Hamas leaders in the West Bank, ahead of Palestinian elections scheduled for May.

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

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Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

Italy pressed to remove illegal Tunisia waste shipment

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Italy pressed to remove illegal Tunisia waste shipment

Hundreds of containers of waste illegally shipped and stored at a port in Tunisia have caused criticism from conservation groups.

Spain police bust suspected Al-Qaeda finance ring

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Spain police bust suspected Al-Qaeda finance ring

An Al-Qaeda ring has been foiled in Spain, authorities said.

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