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An Italian man arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs in Cairo has prompted fears of Giulio Regeni, who was killed by Egypt authorities in 2016.

A 16-year-old Sudanese teenager who apparently was trying to reach Britain by sea was found washed up on a French beach.

China's war on Uighur women

Gaia Caramazza

China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

German foreign minister warns of ‘deceptive calm’ in Libya

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German foreign minister warns of ‘deceptive calm’ in Libya

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas made a surprise visit to the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday and warned that a current lull in fighting ...

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

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Kuwaiti social media influencers under investigation for 'money laundering'

Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling outside Kuwait pending an investigation into

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How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

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Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over charges of "indecent ...

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Sudan force says 160 Libya bound 'mercenaries' arrested

"Sending Sudanese to fight in Libya as mercenaries is unacceptable," an RSF commander said.

Kuwait investigates five social media influencers for 'money laundering'

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Kuwait investigates five social media influencers for 'money laundering'

Kuwaiti authorities will reportedly issue summons warrants against the influencers after intelligence is gathered.

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US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

The United States has removed the Saudi kingdom from its Tier 3 trafficking list.

Iran arrests charity workers for 'highlighting country's problems': report

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Iran arrests charity workers for 'highlighting country's problems': report

An Iranian newspaper has claimed the arrest of three members of a student charity is due to the group 'portraying the justice and human ...

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Alessandra Bajec

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

Award-winning Filipino journalist conviction sparks international outrage

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Award-winning Filipino journalist conviction sparks international outrage

A trial, labelled by rights groups as another example of limitations of press freedom amid an ongoing rights crackdown by President Rodrigo ...

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

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Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

Twenty-two suspected human traffickers have been arrested in Bangladesh, suspected of links to the deaths of 30 migrants in Libya.

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Malta to open migrant coordination centres in Libya

The move comes as Malta's ports remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Maltese PM visits Libya for talks on migration

Malta's PM signed an agreement on Mediterranean migrant crossings with GNA leader Fayez al-Sarraj, including the establishment of two ...

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Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

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Egypt's Sisi tests team daily to prevent coronavirus infection

Dozens of people working closely with Egypt's President Sisi are subject to the daily coronavirus testing, said an official Egyptian source.

Egypt's president expands powers, citing virus outbreak

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Egypt's president expands powers, citing virus outbreak

President Sissi approved amendments to the country's state of emergency, granting him and security agencies additional powers.

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Widow of German jihadist rapper goes on trial

The woman, named as 35-year-old Omaima M., faces a slew of charges including membership of a foreign terror group, human ...

Pompeo criticises South Africa, Qatar for welcoming Cuban doctors

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Pompeo criticises South Africa, Qatar for welcoming Cuban doctors

US Secretary State Mike Pompeo has criticised Qatar for welcoming Cuban doctors deployed to help fight the country's Covid-19 outbreak.

Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

Cases of domestic violence have increased five-fold since Tunisia implemented a full-scale lockdown to combat the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia eliminates death penalty for minors

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Saudi Arabia eliminates death penalty for minors

Saudi Arabia ended the death penalty for crimes committed by minors after effectively abolishing floggings as the kingdom seeks to blunt ...

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