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Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student protesting in favour of Kurdish-language education.

Malaysian launches test case against Islamic gay sex law

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Malaysian launches test case against Islamic gay sex law

A Malaysian man is mounting the first legal challenge to the country's law against gay sex, in a bid to combat the growing persecution of the LGBT community.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe awaits verdict on possible release

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe awaits verdict on possible release

Iran will issue a verdict on Wednesday on whether the jailed dual citizen will be among 3,000 prisoners granted clemency by Iran.

Israeli <em>court</em> rules alleged paedophile fit to stand trial

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Israeli court rules alleged paedophile fit to stand trial

Malka Leifer is accused of child sex abuse while she was a teacher and principal at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne.

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China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

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Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

Myanmar has submitted its first report to the ICJ on steps taken to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim population.

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Mother of stabbed British-Lebanese teenager dies 'with broken heart'

Debbie Makki, the mother of UK stabbing victim Yousef Makki died on Sunday, heartbroken over the legal 'injustice' of her son's case.

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Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Sunday forced to appear before the court for his first hearing on corruption charges.

Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

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Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, despite growing concerns by the US.

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UK shooting victim laid to rest in Lebanese hometown

Aya Hachem, 19, was shot dead last week and buried in her hometown of Qlaileh, Lebanon.

Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

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Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

Thousands of prisoners were released from prisons in Egypt on Saturday, including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop diva ...

US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

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US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

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Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

Turkey envoy slams US senators over Uighur comments

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Turkey envoy slams US senators over Uighur comments

US senators have accused Turkey of mistreating muslim Uighurs who have escaped prosecution in China.

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Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

Iranian-American aviation magnate Farhad Azima has been ordered to make a multi-million dollar payout to the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah.

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Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement "shocking", ...

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

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Pakistan’s coronavirus cases quadruple during holy month of Ramadan

Coronavirus is spreading at an alarming rate in Pakistan as Ramadan and Eid bring people out of their homes despite the risk.

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

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Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi announced that they "forgive" their father's convicted killers, potentially sparing them ...

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Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

Syria's justice ministry has banned Rami Makhlouf from leaving the country, following a public dispute over millions of dollars the government ...

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

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Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

Saudi Arabia to announce Eid date on Friday evening

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Saudi Arabia to announce Eid date on Friday evening

Citizens of Saudi Arabia have been asked to carry out moon sightings on Friday evening to determine the date of the Eid al-Fitr festival.

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

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