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The United States have blocked imports from Xinjiang as rights groups call for an end to so-called labour camps in the region.

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated province.

Egypt releases photographer, model detained after pyramid photo shoot

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Egypt releases photographer, model detained after pyramid photo shoot

Photographer Houssam Mohammed and Salma al-Shimi were arrested on Monday after the shoot at the Saqqara necropolis, in which Shimi appeared in ancient Egyptian costume.

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Yasser Louati

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to ...

European ambassadors 'deeply concerned' by detention of Saudi activists

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European ambassadors 'deeply concerned' by detention of Saudi activists

The ambassadors said they are 'deeply concerned' about the activists, highlighting the cases of Loujain Al-Hathloul and Samar Badawi.

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Slovenia declares Hezbollah a terrorist group 'in its entirety'

Hezbollah's political wing has been banned by Slovenia.

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Saudi Arabia formally suspends Turkish meat imports: report

Saudi Arabia's informal boycott of Turkish food products are now reportedly official.

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Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The trial of jailed Saudi womens’ rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been transferred to a court dealing with terrorism cases, her family ...

Hunger-striking Saudi activist's trial resumes Wednesday: family

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Hunger-striking Saudi activist's trial resumes Wednesday: family

The trial of Loujain Hathloul began in March 2019, but campaigners and her family say court sessions are arbitrarily announced and closed to ...

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Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

For US progressives, the fight has only just begun

Brooke Anderson

For US progressives, the fight has only just begun

In-depth: Progressives and minority voters helped Biden across the finish line in key swing states. Now they want to make sure their policy ...

The women who served as a deadly Taliban duo

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The women who served as a deadly Taliban duo

Muzghan and her aunt Nasreen walked free from jail in September after confessing to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network.

Israel's Netanyahu welcomes end of travel <em>ban</em> on ex-spy

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Israel's Netanyahu welcomes end of travel ban on ex-spy

Pollard served 30 years in prison for giving away classified US documents, and had been confined to the US since 2015, despite Israeli pressure ...

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

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Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first top American diplomat to visit a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and the disputed Golan Heights.

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Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

Amnesty International said BDS is a 'form of non-violent advocacy and of free expression that must be protected'.

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France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

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Pompeo says will make unprecedented visit to Israeli-occupied Golan

The US Secretary of State will be the first top American diplomat to visit Golan Heights.

Brother of Saudi reformist cleric sentenced to five years

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Brother of Saudi reformist cleric sentenced to five years

A leading human rights platform corroborated the development in several posts to Twitter.

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German MPs urge review of Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves

German MPs urged the government to consider banning the Grey Wolves, a Turkish ultra-nationalist group.

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

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'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

Lebanon's interior minister was mocked after suggesting women start cooking following a suspension of food deliveries during the country's ...

'Makes no difference': Saudi minister slams German arms <em>ban</em>

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'Makes no difference': Saudi minister slams German arms ban

Saudi's foreign affairs minister said the Kingdom does not need German military equipment, as the European country prepares to once again ...

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