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The revelation that a former employee in Merkel's press office is under investigation for spying for Egypt hints at a wider campaign by the Sisi regime to track critics abroad

The latest Chinese response followed a US announcement of visa bans and an assets freeze on three officials, including the architect of Beijing's hardline policies against minorities.

UK 'issued private apology' to Saudi Arabia over sanctions

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UK 'issued private apology' to Saudi Arabia over sanctions

Britain's defence minister reportedly called his Saudi counterpart to heap praise on the kingdom a day after UK sanctions were imposed on Saudi nationals.

Iranian man executed for drinking alcohol, says <em>rights</em> group

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Iranian man executed for drinking alcohol, says rights group

A man was executed at Mashhad prison on Thursday after being convicted of drinking alcohol for the sixth time, his lawyer told a rights ...

US sanctions senior Chinese officials over Uighur <em>rights</em> <em>abuses</em>

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US sanctions senior Chinese officials over Uighur rights abuses

The US has imposed visa bans and asset freezes on senior Chinese officials including the chief of the Communist Party, in response to 'horrific' ...

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Pompeo asks Egypt to stop harassing US citizens

The US Secretary of State has urged Egypt to stop the 'unwarranted harassment' of American citizens and their families.

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What patchy sanctions tell us about Raab's post-Brexit priorities

Comment: UK sanctions on Saudi and Russian individuals are encouraging but will do little to the punish the regimes that allowed these ...

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Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

Saudi Arabia has topped UK's sanctions list for human rights violations.

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Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

The evidence submitted includes torture, being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, and birth control for Uyghur women.

Khashoggi's Saudi 'killers' sanctioned by UK government

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Khashoggi's Saudi 'killers' sanctioned by UK government

The UK foreign office has designated sanctions against some of the officials involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

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Israel to build 164 illegal settler homes in Bethlehem

Israel is set to build 164 illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

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Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

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Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of ...

US seeks to seize Venezuela-bound Iran oil cargoes

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US seeks to seize Venezuela-bound Iran oil cargoes

The US has issued a warrant to seize the cargoes of four tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela.

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US seizes 'human hair' shipment 'made in Uighur camps'

A shipment of almost $1 million worth of hair products were seized by US customs, on suspicions they were made in forced Uighur labour camps.

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UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

A decision on Saudi Arabia's bid to buy English football club Newcastle United could be decided soon.

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'Law of the jungle': Amnesty slams Israel's annexation plans

Israeli authorities are promoting 'law of the jungle' with their illegal plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, Amnesty International ...

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Americans who know about Israeli annexation are 'against it'

Most of the 2,395 American adults polled in March who were aware of Israel's plan viewed it as "too favourable toward Israel".

Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

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Israel defence minister warns Hamas against annexation retaliation

Alternate Israeli Prime Minister threatened Hamas and Hezbollah over the illegal annexation of the occupied West Bank.

Egyptian judge who drafted anti-torture law dismissed from council

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Egyptian judge who drafted anti-torture law dismissed from council

Veteran Judge Asim Abdul Jabbar had been set to resume membership of the seven-member council in 2021, before his name was suddenly dropped off ...

<em>Rights</em> groups slam UK ‘lacklustre’ response to Israeli annexation

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Rights groups slam UK ‘lacklustre’ response to Israeli annexation

A coalition of rights groups has slammed the United Kingdom’s response to Israel's planned annexation as “lacklustre”.

Black Lives Matter UK stands with Palestine against 'colonialism'

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Black Lives Matter UK stands with Palestine against 'colonialism'

Black Lives Matter UK has spoken in solidarity with Palestine as annexation looms.

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