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Protesters gathered in Nasiriyah and called on the Iraqi government to release detainees and end the abuses suffered by activists.

A member of the city council of Washington DC has introduced a proposal to rename the street where Saudi Arabia’s embassy is located after murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

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Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

The Green Italy party has said it will file a legal complaint over the government's continued arms sale to Egypt despite the murder of an Italian student.

Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

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Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

Human Rights Watch has called on the UN-backed Libyan government to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of residents of the town ...

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly endangering sources.

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Harvard students say US must help free detained Uighur

Ekpar Asat was detained after taking part in a State Department-linked exchange programme in the US.

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Sudan ratifies anti-torture treaty three decades after signing

The announcement comes after the death of a Sudanese activist under torture last month.

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Algeria president returns from Covid treatment in Germany

Aged 75 and a heavy smoker, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was hospitalised in Germany on October 28, and Algerian authorities later announced ...

Israeli woman found dead near West Bank settlement

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Israeli woman found dead near West Bank settlement

Israeli media identified the deceased as Esther Horgen, 52, a mother of six from the Tal Menashe settlement.

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Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

Libya's central bank announced the official exchange rate will be set at 4.48 Libyan dinars to the dollar, after holding its first full board ...

Bodies of four children wash up on Libyan coast

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Bodies of four children wash up on Libyan coast

The bodies of four children were found by a rescue team after a boat carrying 30 people sank near the Libyan coast.

Turkey detains 11 suspected of spying for Iran

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Turkey detains 11 suspected of spying for Iran

State intelligence agents arrested the Turkish nationals following the disappearance in Istanbul of Iranian political dissident Habib ...

US says Iran behind 'probable death' of ex-FBI agent

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US says Iran behind 'probable death' of ex-FBI agent

US officials not only named two intelligence officers behind the plot to abduct Levinson, but said the Iranian regime had sanctioned it before ...

Algeria president makes TV appearance

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Algeria president makes TV appearance

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said he is recovering from coronavirus infection.

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Video evidence shows Egyptian agents monitored Regeni for weeks

Italian prosecutors have confirmed that slain student Guilio Regeni was monitored by Egyptian security agents for more than a month before his kidnapping.

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Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

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Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective punishment of ...

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UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

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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 ...

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Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

Libya talks end without naming govt

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Libya talks end without naming govt

The United Nations confirmed talks to appoint an executive to help lead Libya out of a decade of conflict ended on Sunday without discussing ...

Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced <em>disappearance</em>

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Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced disappearance

When armed men picked up the 20-year-old Haitham al-Magri for interrogation from his home, his father Mohamed never expected it would be the ...

Rights group urges Riyadh to release Palestinian, Jordanian prisoners

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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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