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Comment: The sacking of State Department watchdog Steve Linick is the latest example of the Trump administration abusing its power to privilege relations with Saudi Arabia, writes Josh Ruebner.

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

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Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

Angry protesters broke into the Baghdad office of Saudi-owned MBC television, after one of its broadcasts called Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the slain leader of the Hashd Al-Shaabi militias, a 'terrorist'.

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Ramona Wadi

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Literature has always been a critical tool in communicating the Palestinian experience of exile and loss.

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated ...

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Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

Bangladesh has quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees on an unstable silt island where they have little access to aid, after being stranded at sea for two months, says Human Rights Watch.

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Myanmar military committing crimes against humanity, UN warns

The UN rapporteur has warned that Myanmar is 'maximising suffering' for Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in actions reminiscent of 2017 ...

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HRW urges Bangladesh to reverse 'inhumane' Rohingya boat push-backs

Bangladesh's rejection of boats stranded for several weeks with hundreds of Rohingya refugees on board threatens lives and violates ...

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'Watershed' first Syrian state torture trial opens in Germany

Justice has been elusive for victims of the Syrian regime but human rights experts say the German trial offers hope for those subjected to war ...

Assad's henchmen in the dock, Syrians inch towards justice

Sam Hamad

Assad's henchmen in the dock, Syrians inch towards justice

Comment: Assad's torturous regime prevails, but the trial in Germany that puts his accused henchmen in the dock is a step closer to justice for ...

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Rights activists urge Newcastle United to reject Saudi deal

Reports emerged earlier this week that the potential Saudi takeover of the Newcastle football club was edging closer, after legal documents were ...

In UN session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

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In UN session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

Britain, Estonia and Germany slammed Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons in a closed door Security meeting held over videoconference.

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

Paul Iddon

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

Comment: IS will exploit any instability, including a potential humanitarian crisis caused by coronavirus, writes Paul Iddon.

HRW: Afghanistan should prosecute head off ISIS-linked group

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HRW: Afghanistan should prosecute head off ISIS-linked group

Human Rights Watch is calling on the Afghanistan government to prosecute Aslam Farooqi for war crimes.

Yemen in Focus: UN's lax approach 'emboldens Houthi violence'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UN's lax approach 'emboldens Houthi violence'

This week we focus on the response to an uptick in Houthi violence, the release of hundreds of prisoners, and more.

Sam Hamad

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Comment: For the victims of Assad's chemical warfare, the damage inflicted by these attacks, and by the Russian propaganda surrounding them, has already been done, writes Sam Hamad.

Laura Albast

Joint List chooses the butcher's other hand: Benny Gantz

Comment: Gantz has an atrocious record, but collaborating with him is a strategic move away from the politics of protest, to politics from ...

Nizar Hassan

What 'butcher' Fakhoury's rescue says about Lebanese sovereignty

Comment: The US illegally rescued alleged torture mastermind Amer Fakhoury, exposing both US and Lebanese disregard for national sovereignty, ...

CJ Werleman

New video evidence of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

Comment: In light of this new, shocking evidence, an ICC investigation into into war crimes is now more urgent than ever, writes CJ Werleman.

Amnesty calls for justice over Sudan crackdown on protesters

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Amnesty calls for justice over Sudan crackdown on protesters

An Amnesty International investigation has found that all sections of Sudan's security forces were complicit in deadly crackdowns on protesters ...

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Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

#IWD2020: The Women of Nineveh magazine hopes to give a voice to the women of northern Iraq's diverse religious and ethnic groups.

ICC authorises probe into Afghanistan war crimes

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ICC authorises probe into Afghanistan war crimes

War crimes judges have given the go-ahead for an investigation into atrocities committed by US troops and the CIA, as well as the ...

Why Trump's India visit is more theatre than substance

Tahir Hussain Sofi

Why Trump's India visit is more theatre than substance

In-depth: Trump's visit to India is billed as historic, but it's likely more about optics and theatre for domestic consumption rather than grand ...

EU imposes fresh sanctions on 'Assad backers' over Syria

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EU imposes fresh sanctions on 'Assad backers' over Syria

The European Union has imposed sanctions on eight people in an effort to put pressure on Bashar Al-Assad's regime, which has displaced millions.

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