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A French documentary about the protest movement has created conflict between France and Algeria over its depiction of the government.

Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

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Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate has accused the government of negligence 'tantamount to death through a dereliction of duty' over lack of ...

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TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

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Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

State surveillance is on the rise globally as governments such as Egypt's take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, warns exiled historian and ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

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Funding gaps threaten Yemen coronavirus fight, says UN

A number of aid programmes in Yemen could be cut due to funding shortages, the UN warned, as the war-torn country grapples with its coronavirus ...

Egypt arrested 10 reporters since coronavirus outbreak: rights group

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Egypt arrested 10 reporters since coronavirus outbreak: rights group

Egypt's government has arrested at least 10 journalists during the country's coronavirus outbreak, according to a local rights group.

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

Algerian courts give tough jail sentences to Facebook activists

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Algerian courts give tough jail sentences to Facebook activists

Algerian courts have sentenced three activists to tough terms for publishing ‘insulting’ posts on Facebook amid accusations that the government ...

Iran forces killed 220 protesters in two days: Amnesty

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Iran forces killed 220 protesters in two days: Amnesty

Iran's security forces killed over 220 people over the span of two days during protests that shook the country in November 2019, Amnesty ...

Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of <em>journalists</em>

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Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of journalists

The Iraqi Kurdish authorities are attempting to 'stamp out news coverage that makes the government uncomfortable' by arresting reporters ...

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

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Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle protests, ...

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Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

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Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

Attalah was released following her arrest on Sunday outside Cairo's Tora Prison where she had been interviewing Laila Soueif, the mother of ...

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Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

Egyptian security services on Sunday arrested the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in ...

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Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an ...

Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

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Salman al-Awdah heard from Saudi prison for first time

Jailed Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah spoke with his mother and daughter from inside a Saudi prison, his relatives have confirmed.

Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

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Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

This week we focus on increasing deaths in Aden, the underreporting of coronavirus cases, and more clashes.

Algeria launches coronavirus test kits production

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Algeria launches coronavirus test kits production

Algeria is manufacturing test kits for Covid-19 as authorities attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

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India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

India is using the coronavirus pandemic to crack down on Muslim activists following widespread anti-government protests last year.

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