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Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains to be seen, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkey has hit Twitter, Pinterest and Periscope with advertising bans after they failed to appoint a local representative under a new media law.

Facebook to appoint Turkey envoy

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Facebook to appoint Turkey envoy

Facebook will appoint a representative in Turkey to comply with a new social media law aimed at forcing platforms to quickly remove contentious posts.

Saudi reports sharp drop in executions in 2020

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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.

Egypt seizes assets of Morsi, 88 Muslim Brotherhood members

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Egypt seizes assets of Morsi, 88 Muslim Brotherhood members

An Egyptian court ordered the seizure of assets of former president Mohamed Morsi and 88 other members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a ...

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BBC Persian under fire for alleged homophobia

The BBC said it was investigating an allegation of homophobia against its Iranian service.

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

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Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in connection with ...

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Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

Activists see Loujain al-Hathloul as an "incredible fierce and resolute" champion of women's rights who represented the kingdom's modern ...

Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to five years imprisonment

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Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to five years imprisonment

Women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was convicted of "various activities prohibited by the anti-terrorism law", and sentenced to five ...

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Turkey's jailed rights leader Kavala faces new trial

Philanthropist Osman Kavala has been jailed since 2017 despite calls for his release from rights groups.

Italy-Egypt oil and weapons deals undermine justice for Regeni

Sam Hamad

Italy-Egypt oil and weapons deals undermine justice for Regeni

Comment: Italy's PM Conte knows he can back the prosecution of Egyptian officials without undermining Italy's close trade and 'security' links ...

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

HRW accuses Egypt of 'collective punishment' of inmates

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HRW accuses Egypt of 'collective punishment' of inmates

'Egyptian authorities are apparently imposing collective punishment on hundreds of inmates in Scorpion Prison,' said HRW.

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

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A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

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French far-right leader praises Egypt for 'fighting radical Islam'

Marine Le Pen praised 'model' state Egypt for its alleged fight against 'radical Islam' in an interview with Egyptian state media.

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Italian journalist returns French award in protest against Sisi

Popular Italian journalist Corrado Augias has announced that he will return his French Legion of Honour award, in protest at the same ...

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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Jailed Saudi activist in terrorism court on 'spurious' charges

Loujain al-Hathloul's court case, which is being heavily criticised by the international community, has begun.

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, writes ...

Saudi Arabia begins trial of activist Loujain al-Hathloul

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Saudi Arabia begins trial of activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul faces the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence on what UN experts called 'spurious' charges.

Activists protest in Paris over Sisi's France visit

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Activists protest in Paris over Sisi's France visit

Several called for the demonstration in Paris, accusing Egypt's Sisi of human rights violations in his crackdown on dissent.

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