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Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or regime attempts to stifle them, writes Malia Bouattia.

Zahedan county governor Abouzarmahdi Nakahei said the latest violence was fuelled by "fake" reports of deaths in the unrest in Saravan.

Greek NGOs denounce inaction over illegal migrant pushbacks

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Greek NGOs denounce inaction over illegal migrant pushbacks

Six rights groups on Monday denounced what they said was the lack of an effective investigation of reports that Greece is illegally pushing migrants back over the border into Turkey.

Greece calls migrant pushback claims '<em>fake</em> <em>news</em>'

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Greece calls migrant pushback claims 'fake news'

Rights groups have accused Greece of illegally forcing back to Turkey thousands of migrants.

Morocco prime minister denounces Polisario 'media war'

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Morocco prime minister denounces Polisario 'media war'

Morocco has denied that three of its soldiers were killed by the Polisario Front, casting the claim as propaganda.

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Russia handed proposal for Joint Military Council in Syria

A Joint Military Council has been proposed to Russia by opposition figures, while a Syrian journalist and political scientist has suggested Manaf Tlass as the council's leader.

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Secret 'Zarif recording' suggests Iranian flight was 'deliberately downed'

A secret recording, said to be of Foreign Minister Zarif, appears to back claims that a Ukrainian flight was deliberately fired on by Iranian ...

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China arrests suspects in fake coronavirus vaccine ring

Chinese police arrested more than 80 suspected members of a criminal group that was manufacturing and selling fake coronavirus vaccines ...

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UK imams mobilise to counter Coronavirus vaccine disinformation

Islamic religious leaders in the UK are coming together to tackle false information about the coronavirus vaccine.

UK mosque transforms into Covid-19 vaccination site

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UK mosque transforms into Covid-19 vaccination site

The Birmingham mosque is the first in the country to serve as a vaccination centre.

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Iraq approves AstraZeneca, Sinopharm vaccines amid fall in cases

Iraq’s health minister has announced that the country will approve the Oxford AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines as the number of coronavirus ...

Lebanon notified of probe into central bank chief: source

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Lebanon notified of probe into central bank chief: source

The investigation is looking into $400 million allegedly transferred out of Lebanon, despite tight restrictions, by Riad Salameh

UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

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UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

A coordinated Friday sermon from UK imams comes amid concerns South Asian communities are particularly at risk from fake news ...

Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as '<em>fake</em> <em>news</em>'

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Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as 'fake news'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly rejected rumours that his country will normalise ties with Israel after reports that a senior ...

Algeria announces heavy restrictions on online media amid condemnation

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Algeria announces heavy restrictions on online media amid condemnation

Algerian authorities have imposed new censorship measures on online media which journalists have condemned as ‘grotesque’.

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Facebook takes down network linked to French disinformation campaigns

Facebook officials described an online battle between rival Russian and France-linked accounts, vying for geopolitical influence in the Central African Republic.

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Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s detention

Patrick George Zaki, formerly a gender rights researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), has had his detention extended ...

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Iran official denies Khamenei's failing health rumours

Rumours surrounding the deteriorating health of Iran's supreme leader have been denied by an official close to his office.

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US blocks imports of Xinjiang Uighur 'slave labour' cotton

The United States have blocked imports from Xinjiang as rights groups call for an end to so-called labour camps in the region.

No evidence of decisive election fraud: US attorney general

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No evidence of decisive election fraud: US attorney general

Bill Barr's comments confirmed the conclusions of the Department of Homeland Security, US intelligence and independent poll watchers that the ...

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Australia PM slams Chinese tweet showing soldier killing child

A Chinese government spokesman posted the fake image to twitter amid escalating tensions between Canberra and Beijing.

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

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The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

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Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

The founder of EIPR said Gasser Abdel Razak was being 'deliberately singled out' for inhumane and degrading treatment.

Algerians outraged by Macron’s statements of support for Tebboune

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Algerians outraged by Macron’s statements of support for Tebboune

Statements of support by Emmanuel Macron for Algerian leader Abdelmadjid Tabboune have caused outrage in Algeria, with opposition leaders ...

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