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The EU on Monday added eight Iranian security officials to a sanctions blacklist over a 2019 protest crackdown.

Out of four major power plants in the country, two are now out of service, likely causing even longer electricity blackouts in the near future.

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens to express their grievances.

Iran ex-president Khatami blasted over New Year message

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Iran ex-president Khatami blasted over New Year message

Former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami found himself in troubled waters on Saturday for his Persian New Year message.

Facebook Live restricted in Jordan amid protests

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Facebook Live restricted in Jordan amid protests

Jordan demonstrations over coronavirus restrictions and nine deaths at a government hospital are ongoing.

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UN envoy issues Myanmar warning over Suu Kyi

The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday.

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Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

The internet in Myanmar has been restored as protesters take to the streets to demand the release of Suu Kyi.

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US 'strongly' condemns use of force against Myanmar protesters

The US has stepped up to criticise the clampdown on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar.

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Internet access partially restored in Myanmar: NetBlocks

Internet access was partially restored in Myanmar, as a nationwide web blockade failed to curb public outrage and protests against the ...

Myanmar anti-coup protests grow as army broadens <em>internet</em> crackdown

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Myanmar anti-coup protests grow as army broadens internet crackdown

The army is being criticised by human rights activists as the military coup is denounced by civilians who have taken to protesting.

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Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

Power supply was restored across Pakistan Sunday after the country was hit by a massive electricity blackout, officials said.

Pakistan gradually restores power after <em>blackout</em>

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Pakistan gradually restores power after blackout

Pakistan suffered a near countrywide blackout just before midnight on Sunday, plunging large swathes of the country into total darkness.

Iran to retry 3 sentenced to death over protests

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Iran to retry 3 sentenced to death over protests

Iran’s supreme court said that it will review the case of three men sentenced to death over their involvement in November 2019 protests which ...

Indian Kashmir shuts down over land rights law

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Indian Kashmir shuts down over land rights law

Local anger is brewing in Indian-ruled Kashmir over a new measure allowing outsiders to buy land in the disputed territory.

Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street

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Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street

Mehrdad Sepehri was killed after being tied to a metal pole in the street and assaulted by a policeman, triggering outrage in Iran.

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Iran authorities 'disrupt internet' during Shajarian tribute

The death of singer Shajarian prompted thousands of Iranians to take to the streets in remembrance.

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At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

Indian and Pakistan traded barbed rebuttals in the assembly hall Friday night.

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Amnesty accuses Iran of gruesome torture in protest crackdown

Detainees were flogged, sexually abused, and given electric shocks as part of Iran's deadly crackdown on November's protests, Amnesty has claimed

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Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

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India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive region's ...

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Iran must quash death sentences against protesters: UN experts

A group of UN experts urged Iran not to execute three men whose death sentences sparked widespread outrage.

<em>Internet</em> <em>blackout</em> in Myanmar's Rakhine enters second year

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Internet blackout in Myanmar's Rakhine enters second year

The Myanmar military has been embroiled in a bloody civil war since January 2019 against the Arakan Army (AA), an insurgent group fighting for ...

Iran says 230 killed in November protests: state media

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Iran says 230 killed in November protests: state media

International observers place the death toll in the crackdown between 300 and 1,500.

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

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Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, while London-based human rights group Amnesty International has put ...

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