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Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy to change.

Yemen is on the brink of a massive famine that is threatening the lives of thousands of people and exacerbated by a government blockade.

British-Iranian academic released from Iran prison recounts 'suicidal thoughts'

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British-Iranian academic released from Iran prison recounts 'suicidal thoughts'

Former Iran detainee Kylie Moore-Gilbert has opened up about her harrowing seven-month ordeal in solitary confinement.

Release of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in doubt

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Release of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in doubt

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says her release from Iran may be in doubt despite the end of her five-year imprisonment.

UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

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UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

The United Nations chief warned of a "death sentence" for war-torn Yemen as a donor conference yielded less than half the funds needed to ...

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UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

The United Nations said on Monday that $3.85 billion were needed in Yemen to prevent large-scale famine after six years of war

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UN: Children in Syria camps should be allowed home

The UN children's agency called Sunday for all minors held in displacement camps or jails in northeast Syria to be allowed home.

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French women in Syria camps 'launch hunger strike': report

Around a dozen French women who joined IS in Syria began a hunger strike on Saturday in efforts to pressure France to repatriate them.

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Sisters of freed Saudi activist Hathloul demand 'real' justice

Although recently released, Loujain Al-Hathloul will remain under strict restrictions, including a five-year travel ban and three years of ...

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

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Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

Leading Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from prison after nearly three years behind bars, her family says

Tharwa Boulifi

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Comment: Tunisians' biggest fear remains the return to a dictatorial regime that crippled their country. Recent events suggest they have good ...

Report describes the treatment of Emirati activist in jail

Florence Massena

Report describes the treatment of Emirati activist in jail

Arrested in 2017, human rights defender Ahmad Mansour has undergone unfair and inhumane treatments from the UAE's authorities

Kurdish ex-MP sentenced to 22 years in jail

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Kurdish ex-MP sentenced to 22 years in jail

Leyla Guven, 56, was given a 22 year sentence on charges of joining "a terror group" and "disseminating terror propaganda".

Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings

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Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings

The court has upheld life sentences for 23 Sahrawis over the killings of 11 security personnel 10 years ago.

Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

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Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

Iranian state TV has reported that authorities have freed Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian academic held in the country for over two ...

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Children crossing the border into Sudan 'extremely vulnerable': Report

A new report by a leading NGO has warned that children crossing the border into Sudan face growing risks to their lives.

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Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert returned to Tehran's Evin prison

The Australian academic has been returned to the notorious Tehran prison facility after 'disappearing' in Iran's prison system.

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Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

Australia has asked Iran about the reported move of Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Melbourne University lecturer who was arrested in Iran, to an ...

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Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group ...

UN says Iran must free political prisoners amid pandemic

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UN says Iran must free political prisoners amid pandemic

The UN Human Rights Council has called on Iran to immediately free political prisoners as the coronavirus pandemic continues, expressing deep ...

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

British-Australian lecturer's every step being followed inside Iranian prison

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British-Australian lecturer's every step being followed inside Iranian prison

The communications of jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert are being closely monitored, sources within Qarchak prison have ...

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Australia: British-Australian academic held in Iran prison 'is well'

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Australia: British-Australian academic held in Iran prison 'is well'

Imprisoned academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is doing 'well' after being moved to Iran's 'worst prison' for women, Australia's ambassador to Tehran ...

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