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Egypt has released two journalists who have been help in prison for 18 months on charges of belonging to a terrorist group.

Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and femininity in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal <em>charge</em>

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

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Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

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Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure Muslims and promote vaccinations.

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Moroccan teacher 'sex assault' victim charged: lawyer

Moroccan teachers have been charged after accusing security forces of sexual assault at a protest in the capital.

Malia Bouattia

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the ...

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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' ...

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

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Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza for prisoner swap talks

A senior Egyptian intelligence delegation has arrived in the Gaza Strip to negotiate with Hamas regarding a potential prisoner swap with Israel.

China sentences Uighur ex-government officials to death for ‘separatism’

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China sentences Uighur ex-government officials to death for ‘separatism’

China has handed two Uighur former government officials death sentences for allegedly carrying out “separatist activities”.

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

Israeli PM Netanyahu's court corruption battle resumes

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Israeli PM Netanyahu's court corruption battle resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fighting for his political life on two fronts: coalition talks, and a corruption trial over claims he ...

Saudi prince sells English country estate to Bahrain's king

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Saudi prince sells English country estate to Bahrain's king

Prince Bandar bin Sultan bought the estate in the 1990s for 11 million pounds.

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Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

"In sentencing a child to die while ignoring torture allegations, the Saudi court made a mockery of the country’s alleged 'reforms'," said HRW.

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Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

The most senior officer to testify at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has described the former officer’s actions as “totally unnecessary”.

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Syria Kurds say IS jihadists captured in displacement camp

SDF forces were searching for IS sleeper cell suspects amid a series of assassinations at the camp.

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Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

US couple arrested over plan to join IS

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US couple arrested over plan to join IS

James Bradley, 20, of New York and Arwa Muthana, 29, from Alabama were stopped on Wednesday as they stepped onto the gangplank of a cargo ship ...

Malia Bouattia

Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission ignores Britain's racist reality

Comment: A new government report concludes that the UK is a model for other white-majority countries. That couldn't be further from the truth, ...

Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

US climate envoy Kerry to visit UAE, India, Bangladesh

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US climate envoy Kerry to visit UAE, India, Bangladesh

US climate envoy John Kerry will travel to the UAE, India and Bangladesh ahead of next month's climate summit hosted by Washington.

Israeli forces re-arrest Palestinian prisoner one day after release

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Israeli forces re-arrest Palestinian prisoner one day after release

Israeli forces stormed the home of Majd Barbar and re-arrested him, one day after he was released from 20 years of detention, using tear gas and ...

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