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Donald Trump announced his bestowal of the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

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China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

A new report on China commissioned by the US found that the Asian country may have committed genocide against its Uighur Muslim population.

Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

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Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

Lawyer Emily Reilly is claiming that the United Nations intends to 'fire' her after she spoke out about Uighur dissident names allegedly being ...

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

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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 sentencing numerous dissidents.

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Israel appoints UAE ambassador, Netanyahu to invite Moroccan king

Israel has appointed a temporary ambassador to the UAE, while Netanyahu reportedly extended an invitation to Morocco's King Mohammed VI.

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Israeli news channel now screening in UAE homes

The i24NEWS is now available to UAE households, after the country's controversial normalisation agreement with Israel.

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Chinese citizen journalist jailed for Wuhan virus reporting

Zhang Zhan was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court for allegedly "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" during her reporting in ...

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

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State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

Immunity for the crown prince in the alleged assassination plot against Saad Aljabri could provide the legal basis for full protection from the ...

'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

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'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

Al Jazeera’s IT team, who also examined the phone, found the same spyware on the phones of 35 other staff members.

Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

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Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking of ...

Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

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Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

A report from the Citizen Lab communications research group says that 36 Al-Jazeera employees and one Al-Araby TV journalist were targeted by a ...

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But ...

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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.

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Saudi prince's detention 'breaks international law': British MPs

An investigation conducted by British MPs says Prince Mohammed bin Nayef's detention endangers the security of the West.

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Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

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UN probe on 1988 Iran massacres a 'breakthrough': Amnesty

Amnesty have longed campaigned for what they describe as the extrajudicial executions of thousands of Iranian dissidents at the end of ...

Macron urged to pressure Sisi during Paris visit

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Macron urged to pressure Sisi during Paris visit

Egyptian President Sisi is due to visit Paris to meet his French counterpart Macron on Sunday, amid protests by rights groups over a continued ...

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Israel to open Bahrain embassy before end of 2020

Israel will open its embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, before the end of the year, sources in Tel Aviv's foreign ministry said.

Detained Saudi royal moved to secret site: European lawmaker

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Detained Saudi royal moved to secret site: European lawmaker

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his father were last week removed from a high-security villa and "taken away to an undisclosed location", ...

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

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European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the 'deterioration ...

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