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Tunisian authorities are investigating Rached Khiari, an MP from the Karama movement, who in a Facebook post appeared to justify the beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty.

French police have raided Islamist groups in the aftermath of the beheading of a teacher who showed his school class cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

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Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

Suspect in French teacher beheading was Chechen, 18

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Suspect in French teacher beheading was Chechen, 18

The suspect who is believed to have beheaded a headteacher who had shown his students cartoons of the prophet Mohammed was an ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in ...

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'Impunity reigns' one year after Lebanon protests: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged Lebanese authorities to end harassment of activists and journalists, as well as the use of force against protesters

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Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting

Sweden and Turkey's foreign ministers traded criticisms during a tense meeting.

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#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Young women's access to the internet is not only curtailed, but in many places, including in parts of the Middle East, they face many ...

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Iraqi Kurds urged to free journalists, activists

Human rights campaigners are calling for a prominent journalist and activist to be released by authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Syrians urge voting against Russia on Human Rights Council

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Syrians urge voting against Russia on Human Rights Council

Syrian groups have urged UN member states to vote against Russia gaining a seat on the Human Rights Council.

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Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany calling for the investigation of two deadly regime chemical weapons ...

Kuwaiti court acquits ex-MP Al-Nafisi <em>of</em> insulting the UAE

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Kuwaiti court acquits ex-MP Al-Nafisi of insulting the UAE

In August 2019, the ministry of foreign affairs filed a complaint against Al-Nafisi, accusing him of insulting the UAE in ...

Egypt's Al-Azhar hits back at Macron's 'racist' Islam remarks

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Egypt's Al-Azhar hits back at Macron's 'racist' Islam remarks

Al-Azhar's religious scholars have accused Emmanuel Macron of hate speech after the president said Islam was 'in crisis' worldwide.

Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

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Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

"Egyptian security forces have used tear gas, batons, and on at least one occasion live ammunition, and arrested hundreds of protesters ...

Macron says Islam 'in crisis', unveils anti-radicalism plan

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Macron says Islam 'in crisis', unveils anti-radicalism plan

Macron insisted "no concessions" would be made in a new drive to push religion out of education and the public sector in France.

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Egyptian filmmaker detained in 'outrageous' crackdown on artistic freedom

PEN has raised alarm that a US-based Egyptian filmmaker's health is in danger after spending months in pre-trial detention in Egypt following his arrest on 'illegitimate charges' while visiting family

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Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on ...

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Turkey condemns Greek newspaper headline abusing Erdogan

Turkey condemned a headline in a Greek newspaper that insulted the president.

The return <em>of</em> Algeria's Hirak protest movement

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The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political ...

Nour Odeh

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

UN experts demand release <em>of</em> Algerian journalist

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UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

The UN has called for the release of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni.

Riyadh allowed raunchy Netflix shows for anti-Saudi episode's removal

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Riyadh allowed raunchy Netflix shows for anti-Saudi episode's removal

Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows to stream domestically in exchange for the company's removal of a satire show's ...

Iran's Khamenei says Mohammed cartoons 'unforgivable'

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Iran's Khamenei says Mohammed cartoons 'unforgivable'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said republishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed is 'unforgivable'.

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