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The Ocean Viking is currently the only NGO rescue vessel operating in the area.

Schools have been closed for nearly a year in Jordan, forcing many children into the labour market prematurely.

Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

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Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

"Some were arrested without even having taken part in the demonstrations," said Bassem Trifi of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.

Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

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Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

Tunisians took to the streets to demand the release of hundreds of young demonstrators arrested during protests.

Saudi reports sharp drop in executions in 2020

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Saudi reports sharp drop in executions in 2020

The Saudi government's Human Rights Commission (HRC) said it documented 27 executions in 2020, an 85 percent decrease from the previous year.

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Turkish preacher jailed for 1,000 years for sex crimes

Adnan Oktar preached creationism and conservative values while women in revealing outfits danced around him to upbeat music in the TV studio.

Sofia Nitti

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and ...

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Self-harm rises in Greek migrant camps amid lockdown: study

A major increase in self-harm and mental health problems has accompanied the coronavirus lockdown in Greek refugee camps.

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Rights groups denounce 'arbitrary arrests' at Paris demo

Several rights groups and journalists' unions on Sunday denounced what they said were "arbitrary arrests" by Paris police at the latest protest ...

France and Morocco ink deal on child migrant returns

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France and Morocco ink deal on child migrant returns

Paris and Rabat signed an agreement repatriating underage Moroccan migrants, the most complex of the measures demanded by European countries to ...

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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 ...

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

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Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

Spain's top court backed the immediate deportation of migrants who enter the country's North African enclaves.

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

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G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state to host a G20 summit, has faced disapproval over its human rights record.

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

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Humanitarian ship brings 255 migrants to Sicily

At least 255 migrants rescued from boats in distress were handed over to Italian authorities after being assisted by the humanitarian Open Arms ship.

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Egypt frees over 400 arrested in rare, anti-government protests

Protests have been effectively banned in Egypt since 2013, following the military ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Rabyaah Althaibani

Voter suppression and intimidation are Arab American issues

Comment: Seen as 'problem voters' by some political groups, Arab Americans have long been subject to an array of suppression and intimidation ...

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Sudanese in Israel fear being returned after normalisation

Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel fear being kicked out once ties between the two countries are normalised.

Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

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Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

The ICRC said it had been 'closely monitoring' the situation, including a visit with Akhras on Thursday

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Saudi commission insists no minors to face death penalty

Human Rights Watch says Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against eight Saudi men, some of whom allegedly committed as children.

France arrests Britons after gendarme attack near Israel embassy

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France arrests Britons after gendarme attack near Israel embassy

French authorities arrested a number of British nationals after a policeman was attacked outside the Israeli embassy in Paris

Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

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Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

Having refused food for over 80 days, Maher al-Akhras is continuing his hunger strike against his administrative detention.

Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

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Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group B'Tselem said ...

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