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A report has exposed the 'barbaric' conditions British women and children are kept in in Syria.

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the waters of international patience.

Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

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Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

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Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, ...

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Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

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Egypt hits back at critics of rights group arrests

Egypt's foreign ministry dismissed global criticism of its arrests of three staff members of a the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights ...

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Lebanese police hunt dozens after mass jailbreak

Lebanese Police are on the hunt for 44 prisoners who escaped a detention centre.

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More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail: security sources

The prisoners broke past tight security at the facility near the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut, early in the morning, according to ...

UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

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UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

The UN, Amnesty International and countries including the UK and US have raised concerns over the arrest of EIPR staff.

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Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

Egypt rights group says third member arrested

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Egypt rights group says third member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a third member of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading local human rights group, in less than a ...

Egyptian activists arrested for contact with Western diplomats: HRW

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Egyptian activists arrested for contact with Western diplomats: HRW

Egyptian human rights defenders Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer were arrested following a meeting with several western diplomats on human ...

Egypt rights group says another staff member arrested

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Egypt rights group says another staff member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a second staff member of EIPR, a leading local human rights group

Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

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Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

The Iraqi men from various provinces had all been convicted under a 2005 Counter-Terrorism Law, which carries the death penalty, but there were ...

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Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

Egypt arrested the office manager of a leading human rights group Sunday on charges including "joining a terror group" and "spreading false news", the organisation said.

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Rights group urges Riyadh to release Palestinian, Jordanian prisoners

The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK has called on authorities to release Palestinian and Jordanian prisoners detained in the ...

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Brother of Yemen president listed for next prisoner swap

Nasser Mansour Hadi, who has been held by the Houthis since the war erupted in 2015, will be among the names listed in the upcoming prisoner ...

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Picture of girl in custody in Tunisia sparks outrage

A picture of a young child held in custody alongside adults has angered many in Tunisia.

Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

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Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

Holding office until his death at 84, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa was one of the world's longest-serving prime ministers.

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EU shuns Russian-backed Syrian refugee talks

Syria's Assad wants to hold a two-day conference on the return of refugees. Russia's Putin has backed the idea.

France FM in Egypt affirms 'deep respect for Islam'

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France FM in Egypt affirms 'deep respect for Islam'

Jean-Yves Le Drian met with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and will also meet Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of ...

Football coaches arrested for 'refusing promotion of official's son'

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Football coaches arrested for 'refusing promotion of official's son'

Three coaches in Egypt were arrested for refusing a request from an advisor to the Court of Appeal to move his son from reserve to the first ...

Israel 'agrees to release' Palestinian hunger-striker Maher al-Akhras

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Israel 'agrees to release' Palestinian hunger-striker Maher al-Akhras

Prisoner Maher al-Akhras will remain in hospital amid concerns over his deteriorated health condition.

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