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Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia to release female activists from jail ahead of a summit critics are calling hypocritical.

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

Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

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Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

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Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

Tunisians protest after man dies in kiosk demolition

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Tunisians protest after man dies in kiosk demolition

Protests erupted in an impoverished Tunisian town on Tuesday after a man died when authorities demolished an illegal kiosk where he was sleeping.

Narjas Zatat

#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 dangers on social media.

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Egypt begins trial of ex-student accused in #MeToo wave

The former student accused of sexual assaulting three minors could face life imprisonment if convicted.

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Uighurs tell of 'intimidation and harassment' from Chinese government

The 5,000 Uighurs resident in Australia, many of them former refugees and their families, say they 'continue to live in fear'.

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Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

The artists, including award-winning filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, were arrested over a 'mixed-gender' theatre workshop.

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

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Israeli forces arrested over 40 Palestinians in one month

More than 40 Palestinian residents of the Issawiya neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem have been arrested since September.

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

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LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

Egyptian police and prosecutors have been accused of inflicting verbal abuse, extracting forced confessions and denying detainees access to ...

US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

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US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has signed a 10-year military cooperation agreement on a visit to Tunisia amid a continuing extremist threat in ...

Muslim man sues employers after Cognac prize switch fallout

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Muslim man sues employers after Cognac prize switch fallout

The Lainston House hotel was ordered to pay £2500 to Zakaria Kioua for 'injury to feelings.'

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Hunger striking Iranian human rights lawyer back in prison

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was sent to hospital after going on hunger strike for 40 days to demand the release of political prisoners, has been sent back to prison

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe files harassment claim against Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The detained dual national complained that the Revolutionary Guards, who have no authority over monitoring her furlough, harassed her at her ...

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Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

Talks between Turkey and Greece could soon kick off, reports confirmed on Tuesday, as the two countries attempt to navigate a dispute over ...

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Erdogan urges dialogue on east Mediterranean, not 'harassment'

Erdogan called for "sincere" dialogue to settle the growing row with Greece over Ankara's energy search in the eastern Mediterranean

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

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.

Marc Owen Jones

Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

Comment: With disinformation, intimidation of critics, and an array of fake accounts, Saudi Arabia has successfully turned Twitter into a weapon ...

Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

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Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

Press freedom advocates have called for the release of Khaled Drareni, an Algerian journalist arrested over his coverage of anti-government ...

HRW: gang rape witnesses in Cairo arrested, smeared

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HRW: gang rape witnesses in Cairo arrested, smeared

Two acquaintances of the witnesses were also detained before they were all released on August 31.

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