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Hundred of Syrians accused of minor infractions have been released as part of a general amnesty ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.

While Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board voted to uphold the ban, it called the social network's 'indefinite' suspension of Trump unreasonable and unworkable.

Turkish reporter's rights 'violated' with ban: Europe court

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Turkish reporter's rights 'violated' with ban: Europe court

Europe's top rights court found that a ban on information about a parliamentary inquiry into graft allegations violated Banu Guven's rights to freedom of expression.

Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town ...

Jordanian government's legitimacy on trial in Prince Hamzah case

William Christou

Jordanian government's legitimacy on trial in Prince Hamzah case

Analysis: The trial of the remaining suspects in the Prince Hamzah affair is crucial to proving the Jordanian government's version ...

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Algeria whistle-blower jailed for a year

Algerian journalist and whistle-blower Noureddine Tounsi was sentenced to a year in prison after being detained since September.

The New Arab Staff

MENA region ‘toughest and most dangerous for journalists’: RSF

Reporters Without Borders described the Middle East's media landscape as 'moribund.'

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UN experts demand 'concrete information' on Dubai princess' welfare

UN human rights experts are demanding for information on Dubai's Sheikha Latifa, who tried to flee UAE in 2018.

Achim Steiner

Myanmar's young demand their future

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the ...

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally ...

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Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

Egypt has freed prominent dissident journalist and politician Khaled Dawoud after more than 18 months in detention.

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

William Christou

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

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Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

After the dramatic events involving Prince Hamzah, the king of Jordan has announced that he will make an address.

EU condemns China media 'harassment' after BBC departure

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EU condemns China media 'harassment' after BBC departure

BBC correspondent John Sudworth left China amid a 'full-on propaganda attack'.

Algeria jails journalist for 'defamation'

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Algeria jails journalist for 'defamation'

Algerian journalist Abdelhakim Setouane was sentenced to six months in jail for defamation of a former speaker of the lower ...

The New Arab Staff

UK Home Office under investigation over citizenship data

The UK Home Office is being investigated after failing to provide accurate information about the number of people who have been deprived to their citizenship.

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Iraq's Saddam-era laws being used to silence critics

Laws inherited from Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq are still being used to silence critics 18 years later.

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

A decade after the 2011 uprising that led to the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan journalists still face difficulties to ...

Amnesty International denounces Sanaa Seif prison sentence

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Amnesty International denounces Sanaa Seif prison sentence

Amnesty International called the sentencing of Egyptian political activist Sanaa Seif "another crushing blow" to freedom ...

Charlie Faulkner and Rick Findler

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear ...

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary <em>of</em> revolution

Amr Salahi

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

In-depth: A decade after Syria's revolution began, activists say that despite the great sadness they feel for their country, they have no ...

Egypt fiercely rejects criticism <em>of</em> human rights record

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Egypt fiercely rejects criticism of human rights record

Egypt's parliament urged the 31 countries "not to install themselves as guardians of Egypt" and to refrain from "politicising human ...

Pakistan blocks TikTok for second time over 'immoral content'

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Pakistan blocks TikTok for second time over 'immoral content'

Popular video sharing app TikTok has been blocked in Pakistan once again over concerns of immoral content.

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