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Detainees were flogged, sexually abused, and given electric shocks as part of Iran's deadly crackdown on November's protests, Amnesty has claimed

An attack on a gas pipeline near Damascus has been blamed for a nationwide blackout, state news agency reported on Monday.

<em>Blackout</em> in Syria after 'terrorist attack' on gas pipeline

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Blackout in Syria after 'terrorist attack' on gas pipeline

Syria has suffered a major power cut following a gas pipeline blast.

Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

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Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

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India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive region's ...

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Lebanon faces darkness as generator owners threaten shut-off

The powerful owners of private generators in Lebanon are demanding the government let them buy fuel at a preferential rate.

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Iran must quash death sentences against protesters: UN experts

A group of UN experts urged Iran not to execute three men whose death sentences sparked widespread outrage.

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Trump warns Iran against execution of three over protests

President Trump called the expected execution of three Iranians over anti-government protests a 'terrible signal to the world'.

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Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir, who had been imprisoned on false news charges, has died of Covid-19.

Internet <em>blackout</em> in Myanmar's Rakhine enters second year

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Internet blackout in Myanmar's Rakhine enters second year

The Myanmar military has been embroiled in a bloody civil war since January 2019 against the Arakan Army (AA), an insurgent group fighting for ...

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India kills 5 suspected Kashmiri rebels

At least 93 rebels, including six top commanders, have been killed by Indian forces since January.

Yemen's rebels crack down as Covid-19 and rumours spread

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Yemen's rebels crack down as Covid-19 and rumours spread

Houthi rebels have suppressed information about the novel coronavirus, severely punished those who speak out, enforced little mitigation ...

Iran says 230 killed in November protests: state media

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Iran says 230 killed in November protests: state media

International observers place the death toll in the crackdown between 300 and 1,500.

Iran calls on US to 'stop violence' against protesters

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Iran calls on US to 'stop violence' against protesters

Washington should 'let its people breathe', Tehran said in a message backing the protests engulfing the US.

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

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Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, while London-based human rights group Amnesty International has put ...

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India extends 'crippling' 2G restriction in occupied Kashmir

Mobile services in occupied Kashmir are being still being restricted to 2G network.

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Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

Egyptian authorities confirmed the killing of 21 militants in the Sinai peninsula who were allegedly planning Eid al-Fitr attacks.

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Iran slammed for prosecuting Ukraine plane crash protesters

Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to cooperate with international investigations into the deadly January crash and halt prosecutions against ...

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Anti-India clashes continue in tense Kashmir for third day

Clashes continued Friday in Kashmir as anti-India protesters threw stones at government forces, who fired shotgun pellets and tear gas to quell ...

Indian forces kill top Kashmir rebel commander

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Indian forces kill top Kashmir rebel commander

Government forces fired bullets, shotgun pellets and teargas at a large anti-India protest that hit the streets shortly after the news of the ...

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India's draconian internet shutdown hinders Kashmir's battle against Covid-19

While the conflict-torn region is used to lockdowns, India's ban on high-speed internet is hindering Kashmir's ability to battle the Covid-19 ...

Myanmar strikes kill 32, mostly women and children: UN

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Myanmar strikes kill 32, mostly women and children: UN

The UN said 32 civilians, most of them women and children, were killed in air strikes by Myanmar's military amid clashes with insurgents.

Families of Sinai victims complain benefits cut amid pandemic

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Families of Sinai victims complain benefits cut amid pandemic

Egyptian authorities have reduced pay-outs to families of victims without explanation.

Amnesty urges India to release Kashmir detainees amid lockdown

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Amnesty urges India to release Kashmir detainees amid lockdown

India slammed for "abuse of power" during COVID-19 lockdown, as Amnesty International calls for the release of over a thousand in Kashmir ...

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