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Human Rights Watch has called on Jordan to release all teachers arrested in a crackdown on their trade union.

Authorities closed the union and arrested its leaders on July 25 after it had led a campaign for higher pay in the indebted kingdom whose economy is reeling from coronavirus.

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Stasa Salacanin

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at a cost.

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

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Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

The move came three days after the Teachers' Association organised a demonstration demanding the government honour a 2019 agreement for a rise ...

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South Lebanon judge resigns following ruling against US ambassador

Judge Mohamad Mazeh tendered his resignation after he was questioned for slapping a year-long gag order on airing or publishing comments made by US Ambassador Dorothy Shea.

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George Floyd murder trial set for next year

A Minneapolis judge on Monday set the trial date for four ex-police officers charged in the murder of George Floyd.

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Israeli police arrest arsonist settlers after escaping quarantine camp

Israeli police arrested two members of the hardline 'Hilltop Youth' settler group, after they escaped a military-run coronavirus quarantine camp ...

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Kuwait names new prime minister amid week-long parliamentary crisis

Kuwait's ruler has named fomer deputy prime minister and foreign minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah as the new PM.

Israeli justice minister slammed for breaking <em>gag</em> <em>order</em>

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Israeli justice minister slammed for breaking gag order

Israel's justice minister broke a court-imposed gag order on Wednesday in what has been widely seen as an attempt to defend ...

Taif Alkhudary

Tuk-tuk: The unlikely symbol of a revolution in Iraq

Comment: A month after Iraq erupted in protest, we should celebrate the new informed, resourceful and creative generation that is now emerging, ...

Modi's BJP crushed in local Kashmir elections

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Modi's BJP crushed in local Kashmir elections

All the other political parties, including the Indian National Congress, boycotted the polls in protest of the removal of the state's autonomous ...

Kashmiri prisoners to be freed after signing '<em>gag</em> <em>order</em>'

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Kashmiri prisoners to be freed after signing 'gag order'

Dozens of Kashmiri politicians were detained in New Delhi's move to revoke the region's autonomy. Now they must sign a bond of silence in ...

In South Sudan, Israel is sowing seeds of war

Suraya Dadoo

In South Sudan, Israel is sowing seeds of war

Comment: In addition to its brutal military occupation of Palestine, Israel is also supplying the weapons to extend South Sudan's deadly civil ...

Eighteen years after 9/11, what's going on in Guantanamo?

Katy Stone

Eighteen years after 9/11, what's going on in Guantanamo?

Dispatches from Guantanamo: A week at the pre-trial 9/11 hearings brings the challenges of the remote island war court sharply into focus.

Mehdi Belmecheri-Rozental

The camera: A Palestinian weapon of choice

Comment: The short films made by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories are beginning to throw a spanner in the works of Israel's propaganda machine, writes Mehdi Belmecheri-Rozental.

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Israel prepares demolition of suspected settler killer's home

Israel's army says it has surveyed the home of a suspected Palestinian attacker in preparation to demolish the building.

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Palestinian man arrested following murder of Israeli woman

The Israeli woman's body was found covered in stab marks near Jerusalem, and has been subject to a gag order.

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Israel arrests Jewish students suspected of killing Palestinian woman

Israeli investigations into "Jewish terrorism" -- as such cases are often referred to by Israeli media -- are highly sensitive.

How undercover Israeli troops were easily spotted by Hamas

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How undercover Israeli troops were easily spotted by Hamas

Hamas security officials recall catching an undercover Israeli vehicle carrying out a secret operation in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Israel probing priest who supports Christian army recruitment

Police say Father Gabriel Naddaf has been under investigation for more than a year, but did not reveal the nature of the charges

Gaza: Trump grants Israel a licence to kill

CJ Werleman

Gaza: Trump grants Israel a licence to kill

Comment: US silence over the latest Palestinian deaths can be read in no other way than a green light for Israel's violent acts of collective ...

Israel police arrest Netanyahu associates in corruption investigation

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Israel police arrest Netanyahu associates in corruption investigation

Israeli police have arrested two senior executives of the country’s largest telecom group as a part of a corruption investigation against Prime ...

Kashmir's internet shutdowns hit schools and businesses, not militants

Aamir Ali Bhat

Kashmir's internet shutdowns hit schools and businesses, not militants

Decree bars civil servants in Indian-administered Kashmir from using social media for any personal political activity.

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