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In her first court appearance since her provisional release, Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul appealed restrictions including a five-year travel ban.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Ethiopia's prime minister to allow an international investigation after allegations of a massacre.

Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

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Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The draft personal status law would be a major set-back for women's rights if realised, a leading Egyptian rights organisation said this week.

Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

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Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill ...

US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

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US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

The United States on pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing ...

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Israel expands probe into oil spill

Ten vessels are under investigation as possible culprits.

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Israeli court limits use of spy agency tracking virus

Israel's supreme court decided to forbid the use of a domestic spy agency to track infection cases, saying it constituted a blow to democracy.

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Saudi opposition party, exiled activists, welcome US Khashoggi report

The opposition National Assembly Party consists of activists and academics calling for democracy in Saudi Arabia.

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

Saudi says 'completely rejects' US assessment on Khashoggi murder

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Saudi says 'completely rejects' US assessment on Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia "completely rejects" the declassified US report that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for greenlighting the ...

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

Morocco mulling legalising medicinal cannabis

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Morocco mulling legalising medicinal cannabis

Morocco's government said it was considering legalising medicinal cannabis.

US says Khashoggi report will help bring 'accountability'

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US says Khashoggi report will help bring 'accountability'

The US is preparing to declassify intelligence on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Malaysian wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

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Malaysian wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

This was hailed as "monumental progress" in combating persecution of the LGBT community.

Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

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Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

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Canada urged to investigate Saudi asylum seeker's mysterious return

Friends of Ahmed Alharby are worried the former regime critic was forced to return to Saudi Arabia.

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Germany convicts Syrian in landmark torture trial

A German court has found Eyad al-Gharib guilty of aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced him to four and a half years in prison.

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First verdict expected in Syria torture trial: Germany

If convicted of aiding and abetting torture as a crime against humanity, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former member of the Syrian secret police, ...

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Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

Paris summoned Islamabad's envoy after President Arif Alvi said a controversial anti-extremism bill in France showed laws "being changed in ...

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

Abeer Ayyoub

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, ...

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an ...

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

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Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria is being plagued by assassinations, as calls for the repatriation of foreigners increase.

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Samir Bennis

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that ...

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