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Clashes erupted in Bangladesh's capital after writer and government critic Mushtaq Ahmed died in jail.

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.

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

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Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises questions over freedom of speech, writes Jillian C. York.

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

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Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Comment: Facebook is considering classing anti-Zionism as a kind of hate speech. Doing so would be detrimental to Palestinians and Jews ...

Williamson's '<em>free</em> <em>speech</em> champion' is a contradiction in terms

Malia Bouattia

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free ...

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US sells $200m in weapons to Egypt despite abuses

The missile sale comes despite hopes of a tougher stance on Egyptian President Sisi from the Biden administration.

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French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious ...

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Algeria president to 'dissolve parliament': local media

Abdelmajdid Tebboune is expected to call for early elections.

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Turkish Muslim groups in France oppose controversial anti-Islam bill

Citing the bill's marginalising nature against Muslims, Turkish Muslim foundations in France refuse to sign the newly-established Islamic ...

US court rules against Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge law

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US court rules against Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge law

A US court has ruled that forcing companies not to boycott Israel was "unconstitutional".

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French far-right leader Le Pen on trial over tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen goes on trial on charges she broke hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State ...

Trump impeachment based on 'cold facts,' trial hears

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Trump impeachment based on 'cold facts,' trial hears

Donald Trump's hearing is soon to reach its zenith.

Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at anti-coup protesters

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Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at anti-coup protesters

Witnesses said police in the capital fired rubber bullets at demonstrators defying a military ban on rallies, as protests erupted for a fourth ...

Trump refuses to testify in 'unconstitutional' impeachment trial

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Trump refuses to testify in 'unconstitutional' impeachment trial

Former president Donald Trump has refused to testify in his impeachment trial.

Biden demands Myanmar military 'relinquish power'

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Biden demands Myanmar military 'relinquish power'

US President Joe Biden called on Myanmar's generals to "relinquish power" following the military coup that ousted the elected civilian ...

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US designates Myanmar military takeover a 'coup'

The United States has called the military takeover and subsequent detainment of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar a 'coup'.

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Trump 'singularly responsible' for riot, impeachment trial brief claims

Donald Trump has been blamed for the Capitol Hill riots in January.

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Algerian online activist's jail term cut to one year

Prisoners' rights group CNLD says around 80 people, including activists, social media users and journalists, are currently in custody in ...

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France's Le Pen proposes hijab ban

The far-right leader has called for a total ban on the Muslim headscarf in public places.

'We will fight for Germany,' Holocaust survivor to far-right

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'We will fight for Germany,' Holocaust survivor to far-right

Holocaust survivor Charlotte Knobloch called for a stronger defence of Germany's 'fragile' democracy and issued a searing rebuke to the far ...

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Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

To mark 10 years since the uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International released a report detailing the human rights abuses occurring in the ...

French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

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French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

Three Muslim groups refused to back the French government's anti-extremism charter.

Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

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Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and ...

Twitter suspends QAnon-linked Republican lawmaker's account

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Twitter suspends QAnon-linked Republican lawmaker's account

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a newly elected Republican congresswoman, has been temporarily suspended on Twitter for 'multiple violations'

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