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Relatives of those detained said they were apprehended due to their role as religious leaders.

US lawmakers expressed deep concern over Israel's planned displacement of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah.

Saudi releases bin Laden patriarch held in 'Ritz crackdown'

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Saudi releases bin Laden patriarch held in 'Ritz crackdown'

Saudi Arabia has released construction magnate Bakr bin Laden, half-brother of the late Osama bin Laden

Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history: report

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Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history: report

The extreme drop in birth rates is unprecedented in the 71 years since the UN began collecting global fertility statistics, beating out declines ...

Syria releases online economy critics ahead of 'sham' elections

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Syria releases online economy critics ahead of 'sham' elections

Hundred of Syrians accused of minor infractions have been released as part of a general amnesty ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.

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Palestinians threatened by digital monitoring, censorship: report

The report, "#Hashtag Palestine 2020" provides an overview of violations occurring during a year in which Covid-19 turned Palestine upside down.

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Five migrants drowned, over 700 intercepted off Libya: UN

Around 7,000 Europe-bound migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya so far this year, a trend that is likely to increase with good summer ...

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Palestinian-Israelis join protests as Israel ramps up Jerusalem violence

Palestinian citizens of Israel have taken part in demonstrations in Haifa and Nazareth.

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UK activists protest Syrian refugee returns to Danish ambassador

Syrian activists and their supporters have met the Danish ambassador to the UK to protest threatened deportations of refugees to areas around ...

'Religious extremists' suspected in Maldives assassination bid

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'Religious extremists' suspected in Maldives assassination bid

Two people have been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed.

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Detained Yemeni model in danger of 'virginity test': Amnesty

Entisar Al-Hammadi is in danger of undergoing a 'forced virginity test', Amnesty International said, describing the practice as 'sexual ...

US not opposed to UK repaying Iran debt: Blinken

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US not opposed to UK repaying Iran debt: Blinken

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said a payment to Iran would not violate US sanctions.

Amnesty urges Libya to 'rein in militias'

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Amnesty urges Libya to 'rein in militias'

Libya's new government has been urged by global rights group Amnesty to focus on human rights and rein in militias.

Planned Danish asylum centre in Rwanda 'unconscionable, potentially unlawful'

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Planned Danish asylum centre in Rwanda 'unconscionable, potentially unlawful'

Amnesty International's European director staunchly criticised the idea of a Danish refugee reception centre in Rwanda, which local media ...

'Illegal EU measures' linked to 2,000 refugee deaths: report

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'Illegal EU measures' linked to 2,000 refugee deaths: report

A report released by The Guardian has claimed that thousands of refugee deaths could be linked to 'illegal methods' used by some EU member states

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British academic launches court action against UAE jailers

The UK court action accuses four Emirati officials of assault, false imprisonment and the intentional infliction of psychiatric injury.

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UN experts demand 'immediate release' of Iranian filmmaker

UN experts have warned against the continued detention of Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Nourizad 'given his serious health condition'.

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Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Analysis: With new leaders in both countries, the relationship between Italy and Libya could be at a decisive turning point.

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Sudanese poet detained for revolutionary recital on Khartoum massacre

A Sudanese poet is facing prison time for reciting a poem that honours the victims massacred in by Sudan's military during 2019 uprising.

US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

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US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

In a meeting ahead of the 47th G7 summit, Washington and London's top diplomats denied prospects of a breakthrough in a prisoner swap deal with ...

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Syrian regime 'approves' Assad and loyalists in 'sham' elections

The Syrian regime has approved two candidates to run against dictator Bashar Al-Assad in the upcoming elections.

Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

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Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

Iraqi militia calls for Sunnis villagers to be displaced

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Iraqi militia calls for Sunnis villagers to be displaced

IS militants remain a threat in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province and areas north of Baghdad.

Daughter of detained British-Iranian lays blame on UK government

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Daughter of detained British-Iranian lays blame on UK government

The daughter of an Iranian-British man jailed in Iran has taken to Twitter to blame the UK foreign ministry for his continued detention.

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