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Yassin Aktay, an adviser for the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP), slammed recent comments by the UAE's Minister of Sate for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash.

Kuwait's Criminal Court has sentenced at least five government officials and employees to prison in two separate cases involving seizing public money.

Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to five years <em>imprisonment</em>

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Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to five years imprisonment

Women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was convicted of "various activities prohibited by the anti-terrorism law", and sentenced to five years and eight months in prison.

US soldiers probed for 'pork smuggling ring' in Kuwait

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US soldiers probed for 'pork smuggling ring' in Kuwait

A website that monitors US military news worldwide claimed American troops in Kuwait are being investigated for setting up an illegal network ...

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the social gains of the revolution.

Hiba Rahim

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Comment: For Palestinians and US communities of colour, racism is the enabler of violence and oppression. We must unite in our resistance to ...

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ICC requests more evidence for Uighur genocide allegations

Lawyers have reportedly been briefed that the ICC will decide there is still not enough evidence for a full-scale investigation.

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Killer of Lebanon's Hariri sentenced to life by UN

Salim Ayyash, was found guilty of murder by the Netherlands-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon over the suicide bombing that killed the Sunni ...

A dispatch from India's culture war

Shashi Tharoor

A dispatch from India's culture war

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now threatens ...

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Egypt 'opens trial' of acting Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egypt has commenced a trial for the acting Muslim Brotherhood leader.

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Yousra Samir Imran

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

In-depth: The decision to transfer imprisoned activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism tribunal is proof that little progress has been made ...

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Sam Hamad

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, ...

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Mobashra Tazamal

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Comment: Guantanamo has now been open for almost two decades, impacting the lives of hundreds of Muslims, their families, and communities as a ...

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the ...

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Uighur exiles in Turkey 'blackmailed into spying for China'

Several Uighurs say they have been pressured to give information on other exiles, according to a new report.

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Hungary jails Syrian IS commander over imam beheading

A Syrian man was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

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Turkey pursuing 'Gulen-linked schools' via US courts: report

Ankara alleges that the schools are being used to fund Gulen, the man accused of being behind Turkey's failed 2016 coup attempt.

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Pakistan frees left-wing activist after nine years

Pakistan has freed a left-wing political activist who was serving a life sentence in the contested Kashmir region.

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

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Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

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G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Courtney Freer

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a ...

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, ...

Lebanese army arrests Palestinian for unlawful 'entry from Israel'

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Lebanese army arrests Palestinian for unlawful 'entry from Israel'

A middle-aged Palestinian man, who was reportedly jailed twice, crossed over to Lebanon after fleeing the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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