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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 unprecedented crackdown, including children.

The woman's husband and son also received jail sentences over the killing of Abiron Begum Ansar.

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal procedure, but many argue this is still not enough.

Bahrain's allies are still enabling its relentless crackdown

Marc Owen Jones

Bahrain's allies are still enabling its relentless crackdown

Comment: A decade after an unprecedented uprising, the obstacles to reform in Bahrain remain as insurmountable as they were a decade ago, writes ...

Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

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Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

Saudi human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison for documenting protests in the Al-Qatif region.

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Bereaved Gazans look to ICC for closure

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip hope Israel will face justice at the Hague over alleged war crimes in 2014.

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Belgian cop given suspended sentence over toddler shooting

A Belgian police officer was handed a one-year suspended sentence over the fatal shooting of a two-year-old Kurdish girl.

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After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

Saudi Arabia has begun provisionally releasing some viewed as dissidents as Riyadh comes under US pressure.

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Algeria trial over French mountaineer's murder postponed

An Algerian court postponed a trial over the 2014 murder of a French mountaineer by jihadists.

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Sam Hamad

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam ...

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Israel destroys West Bank Bedouin village again

Some 60 Palestinian Bedouins, half of them children, were left homeless on Wednesday after Israeli forces demolished their homes.

Egypt arrests father, nurse over FGM of 15-year-old girl

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Egypt arrests father, nurse over FGM of 15-year-old girl

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is outlawed in Egypt but the practice still continues.

Missing Filipina woman found dead in Abu Dhabi

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Missing Filipina woman found dead in Abu Dhabi

Mary Anne Daynolo, 30, was found dead after being missing in the UAE for almost a year.

US 'outraged' as Pakistan court upholds acquittal

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US 'outraged' as Pakistan court upholds acquittal

Following the failure of an appeal against the acquittal of the mastermind behind Daniel Pearls’ kidnapping and murder, the White House has ...

Pakistan court upholds acquittal in Daniel Pearl murder case

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Pakistan court upholds acquittal in Daniel Pearl murder case

The ruling follows an international outcry last year after a lower court acquitted the 47-year-old of murder and reduced his conviction to a ...

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Filipinas recruited to work in UAE 'trafficked to Syria'

Filipino women and girls have made an appeal for help from the Philippine's embassy in Damascus.

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Palestinian father-of-six dies in Israeli prison

Maher Deed Saasa, 45, from the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, died in an Israeli prison on Wednesday.

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Saudi reports sharp drop in executions in 2020

The Saudi government's Human Rights Commission (HRC) said it documented 27 executions in 2020, an 85 percent decrease from the previous year.

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Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

The Lockerbie bombing is alleged to be a retaliation for the downing of an Iranian passenger jet by a US Navy missile in July 1988 that killed ...

Moroccan man's 'terror' <em>death</em> <em>sentence</em> commuted: lawyer

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Moroccan man's 'terror' death sentence commuted: lawyer

A Moroccan man stripped of his Danish citizenship had his death sentence over terrorism charges commuted to 25 years in jail.

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President ...

Philippines welcomes <em>death</em> <em>sentence</em> for Kuwaiti who killed maid

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Philippines welcomes death sentence for Kuwaiti who killed maid

The Kuwaiti woman was accused of months of abuse and torture ahead of the domestic worker's killing.

Kazakhstan abolishes <em>death</em> penalty

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Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty

Executions were paused in Kazakhstan from 2003 but courts continued to sentence convicts to death in exceptional ...

US 'concerned' over Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul's <em>sentence</em>

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US 'concerned' over Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul's sentence

The prison sentence for Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is 'concerning' for the United States, the State Department ...

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