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The activities attributed to Tehran mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in online espionage.

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

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Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

Trump, Kushner gave pass for Khashoggi murder: ex-CIA chief

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Trump, Kushner gave pass for Khashoggi murder: ex-CIA chief

Former CIA chief John Brennan also described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a 'quintessential authoritarian leader.'

Uighurs tell of '<em>intimidation</em> and harassment' from Chinese government

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Uighurs tell of 'intimidation and harassment' from Chinese government

The 5,000 Uighurs resident in Australia, many of them former refugees and their families, say they 'continue to live in fear'.

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Court finds Greek neo-Nazi party a criminal group

The Golden Dawn has been branded a criminal organisation, with its leaders facing heavy sentences.

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Nearly 40 nations demand China respect Uighur human rights

The US, Japan and many EU countries urged China to respect Uighur human rights.

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US lawmakers pledge accountability over Khashoggi killing

The anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's killing prompted several US lawmakers to criticise Trump and call for accountability.

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A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

The nationwide demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019 spiralled into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor public ...

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

Marc Owen Jones

Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

Comment: With disinformation, intimidation of critics, and an array of fake accounts, Saudi Arabia has successfully turned Twitter into ...

Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

In the third joint statement to the council targeting Riyadh since the 2018 killing, the mainly European countries renewed a call for ...

HRW: gang rape witnesses in Cairo arrested, smeared

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HRW: gang rape witnesses in Cairo arrested, smeared

Two acquaintances of the witnesses were also detained before they were all released on August 31.

Egyptian activist faces 'fake news' trial on Saturday

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Egyptian activist faces 'fake news' trial on Saturday

Egyptian authorities have charged Sanaa Seif under the Penal Code and Cybercrime Law for disseminating information regarding Covid-19 in the ...

Rights groups file complaint against Hamas for activist detention

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Rights groups file complaint against Hamas for activist detention

Rights groups have filed a complaint against Hamas at the UN over the five-month detention of Rami Aman, a Gaza activist who spoke to Israelis ...

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US moves to block cotton made in Xinjiang

America's decision to exert more pressure on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims comes as human rights groups are calling for an end to labour camps in Xinjiang.

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Saudi Arabia struggles to turn page on Khashoggi's murder

The latest ruling on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could continue to damage the reputation of Saudi Arabia on a global scale.

Kamal Afzali

German-Iraqi mother 'harassed by armed men' in Hebron

In a video shared widely on social media, Maryam Al-Azzawi condemned the Palestinian authorities for failing to protect her after she was ...

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Israeli soldier filmed kneeling on 60-year-old Palestinian man's neck

The Palestinian man was pictured with his face pressed onto the floor.

Nasrallah reveals Hezbollah rejected US 'money and power' deal

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Nasrallah reveals Hezbollah rejected US 'money and power' deal

The United States allegedly approached Hezbollah and offered it money and power, the group's leader said on Saturday.

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Egypt arrests witnesses in Fairmont hotel gang rape case

Three key witnesses in an investigation into an alleged gang rape at Cairo's Fairmont hotel in 2014 have been arrested without access to a ...

Egypt's senate election farce helps Sisi recruit more loyalists

Sam Hamad

Egypt's senate election farce helps Sisi recruit more loyalists

Comment: Egypt's newly created senate is will have no legislative power, and is just a method of expanding the regime's system of loyalty and ...

The price of honour

Farrah Akbik

The price of honour

Comment: Arab women have been servicing their men for far too long. From acts of intimidation to fatal domestic violence, this abuse ...

UAE-linked accounts urge crackdown on Israel peace deal critics

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UAE-linked accounts urge crackdown on Israel peace deal critics

Twitter accounts linked to the UAE government have threatened social media critics of a recent peace deal with Israel with punishment and ...

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