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In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

A new report on China commissioned by the US found that the Asian country may have committed genocide against its Uighur Muslim population.

UN <em>rights</em> body to vote on president after standoff

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UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an unprecedented vote to pick its president.

Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

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Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military ...

<em>Human</em> <em>rights</em> whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

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Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

Lawyer Emily Reilly is claiming that the United Nations intends to 'fire' her after she spoke out about Uighur dissident names allegedly being ...

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HRW urges Biden to let Trump face the courts

After assuming office, the incoming president should not stand in the way of professional prosecutors seeking to hold Donald Trump to account for various crimes, HRW urged.

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Israeli troops shoot and injure 22-year-old man in Hebron

The unnamed Palestinian man, 22, is being treated for moderate wounds to his leg after he was shot by Israeli soldiers.

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Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

The Israeli government is frequently accused of presiding over an apartheid system.

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Settlers export 'made in Israel' goods to UAE

A shipment of olive oil and honey from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank has been exported to the UAE.

<em>Rights</em> group urges Facebook to suspend Myanmar military campaigns

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Rights group urges Facebook to suspend Myanmar military campaigns

Burma Campaign UK questioned Facebook’s decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account for inciting violence while continuing to allow the Burmese ...

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Iran voices 'extreme concern' over US detainee rights

Tehran has mirrored the US in expressing 'extreme concern' over detainee rights.

<em>Rights</em> group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

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Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

Human Rights Watch has called on the UN-backed Libyan government to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of residents of ...

World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

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World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

World leaders condemned the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

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Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.

Israeli settlers carry out widespread attacks in West Bank

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Israeli settlers carry out widespread attacks in West Bank

Israeli settlers have carried out widespread attacks on Palestinian homes, vehicles, farmland and hospitals across the occupied West Bank.

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Apple supplier 'using forced Uighur labour': report

Apple has denied any role or connection to forced labour practices in China following the release of a report by the Tech Transparency Project.

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Trump's Blackwater pardons 'an affront to justice': UN experts

The UN has criticised a US decision to pardon contractors involved in the killing of Iraqi citizens.

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US approves $290 million in bombs to Saudi Arabia

The US has approved a number of arms sales to countries in the Middle East amid objections to their records on human rights.

Elijah J. Magnier

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, ...

Uighur activists alarmed by China-Turkey extradition treaty

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Uighur activists alarmed by China-Turkey extradition treaty

Uighur activists have sounded the alarm that members of the community in Turkey could be forcibly returned to China, where they face risk of ...

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

Israeli forces raid West Bank hospital, injure pregnant Palestinian

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Israeli forces raid West Bank hospital, injure pregnant Palestinian

Israeli forces stormed the courtyards of the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, firing teargas canisters and rubber bullets at random, ...

Israel carries out Christmas Eve raids, arrests Palestinians

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Israel carries out Christmas Eve raids, arrests Palestinians

Three Palestinians were detained on the dawn of Christmas Eve during Israeli raids across the West Bank.

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

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The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

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