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Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

A new Palestinian coordination group, which includes members of Fatah, Hamas, and other factions, has called for people around the world to protest Bahraini and Emirati normalisation deals with Israel.

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.

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

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Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Journalist Islam el-Kalhy was detained on fake news charges after reporting on the death of a young man in police custody.

Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

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Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

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Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has once more been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the US brokered normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

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Christian Pakistani man sentenced to death over 'blasphemous' texts

A Christian Pakistani man has been sentenced to death after he sent a 'blasphemous' text message.

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Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

In the segment, Afkari is seen 'confessing' to stabbing a water supply company employee in the southern city of Shiraz amid anti-government ...

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HRW raises alarm over safety of ex-Saudi Crown Prince

Human Rights Watch has said that there are growing fears over the safety of former Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was arrested last ...

Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

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Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

International concern is growing for the health of prize-winning Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is over three weeks into a hunger strike.

Ramona Wadi

Israel-UAE 'peace plane' leaves suffering Gazans behind

Comment: As the Israeli-UAE 'peace' agreement takes centre stage, it deflects from a renewed siege on Gaza and the UN's failure to address ...

Loujain Alhathloul's health 'extremely deteriorating' amid hunger strike

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Loujain Alhathloul's health 'extremely deteriorating' amid hunger strike

Loujain Alhathloul has reportedly launched a hunger strike in Saudi prison over months of an unfair family contact ban, her sister confirmed.

Saudi authorities have cut detainees' contact with families

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Saudi authorities have cut detainees' contact with families

Saudi authorities are believed to have cut contact between the kingdom's prominent dissidents and their families.

Christchurch mosque gunman waives right to speak at sentencing

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Christchurch mosque gunman waives right to speak at sentencing

After sacking his lawyers last month, the New Zealand mosque gunman waived his right to speak at his sentencing hearing.

Rabaa wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

Sam Hamad

Rabaa wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

Comment: Seven years after the massacre, it's clear that the violence at Rabaa marked the dawn of a new era ruled by fear and state control, ...

Dario Sabaghi

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate of imprisoned student

Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to murdered student Giulio Regeni, writes Dario Sabaghi.

Imrul Islam

To Muslim-Americans, Trump calling protesters 'terrorists' is nothing new

Comment: The abuses Trump's agents have perpetrated on protesters in Portland were already painfully routine among immigrants and Muslim ...

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Moroccan journalist named among 'most urgent' press freedom cases

A jailed Moroccan journalist was included in a list of most urgent global cases of threats against the press.

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Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa ...

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 ...

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Armed group attacks village in Sudan's Darfur: Tribal chief

Armed men set fire to and looted homes, in the latest violence to strike a remote region in Sudan.

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

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Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

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Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

The ex-correspondent of France24 was detained in the capital Algiers.

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