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Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking their minds, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan

Comment: A Saudi-Emirati effort is underway to discredit Palestinian narratives of the conflict in favour of Israeli ones in order to pave the way for normalisation, writes Ali Adam.

Thousands of boys chained, tortured in Sudan Islamic schools

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Thousands of boys chained, tortured in Sudan Islamic schools

Boys as young as five-years-old have been found chained and tortured at Islamic schools in Sudan, a new BBC investigation reveals.

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

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Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

Iran posts ambassador in rebel-held Yemeni capital

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Iran posts ambassador in rebel-held Yemeni capital

Hassan Eyrlou, Iran's new ambassador to Yemen has arrived to the Houthi rebel-held Sanaa, the country's foreign ministry said.

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27 Russian children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

Russia has resumed evacuations of Russian children from the Al-Hol displacement camp after operations were halted due to Covid-19.

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Greece condemns Turkey's 'meddling' in Karabakh conflict

Greece criticised Turkey's involvement in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Israeli settlers begin attacks on Palestinian olive farmers

Israeli settlers and forces have been attacking Palestinian olive farmers, in the wake of harvesting season.

Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

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Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

Iran's highest judicial authority has banned the use of torture, amid criticism from the international community on the way it treats its ...

Iran says cyber attack targeted country's ports

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Iran says cyber attack targeted country's ports

The cyber attacks targeting Iranian ports and another government institution have been blamed on the Islamic Republic's 'sworn enemies'.

Iran condemns new stray fire from Armenia Azerbaijan fighting

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Iran condemns new stray fire from Armenia Azerbaijan fighting

The fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has repeatedly strayed across the border to Iran.

Trump refuses to denounce far-right conspiracy group QAnon

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Trump refuses to denounce far-right conspiracy group QAnon

The US President has refused to condemn a far-right conspiracy group that has been classed a domestic threat by the FBI.

Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

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Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians stranded at Dubai Airport

Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians have been stranded at Dubai Airport since Tuesday after failing to meet stringent UAE visa requirements.

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Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

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Israel plans bizarre concrete punishment for accused Palestinian

Denied permission to demolish the home of a Palestinian accused of killing a soldier, the Israeli military now plans to pour concrete into his ...

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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.

Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

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Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

Bouteflika's 'secret child' Zoulikha Nachinache has been jailed for graft.

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Sudan 'given 24 hours' to normalise ties with Israel

Washington has reportedly given Khartoum until the end of Thursday to agree to establish diplomatic relations with Israel or face continued ...

Aussie cops drop probe into Afghan 'war crimes' reporting

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Aussie cops drop probe into Afghan 'war crimes' reporting

Australian police dropped an investigation into journalist Daniel Oakes and his producer Sam Clark who exposed war crimes in Afghanistan.

Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

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Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

An Algerian businesswoman who is allegedly the daughter of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sentenced to 12 years in prison over ...

Syria builds new Covid ward, prepares for second wave

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Syria builds new Covid ward, prepares for second wave

Syria has already been ravaged by an outbreak of Covid-19.

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