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The 60-year-old Maati Monjib launched a hunger strike on Thursday, a statement by his supporters confirmed.

Rania Amdouni, a 26-year-old LGBT rights campaigner, has been the target of a smear campaign by police unions after taking part in protests against police repression.

18 killed as truck crashes into bus outside Cairo

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18 killed as truck crashes into bus outside Cairo

Traffic accidents claim thousands of lives every year in Egypt, which has a poor transportation safety record.

Ten killed in Mogadishu blast: <em>police</em>

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Ten killed in Mogadishu blast: police

Al-Shabaab Islamists drove a rickshaw packed with explosives into a popular restaurant in Mogadishu, killing at least ten people and injuring 30 ...

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Thousands hit the streets in fresh Algeria protests

A revived pro-democracy movement has taken root again in the North Africa country.

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

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US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

The Senate carried on with business as usual on Thursday. Yet worries persisted: the Capitol Police are pushing to extend the stay of ...

Trump to be allowed back on YouTube

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Trump to be allowed back on YouTube

Donald Trump will be allowed back on YouTube but only when the threat of his inciting violence falls.

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Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet

The violence has brought condemnation from around the world.

Refugees trickle across India border from Myanmar turmoil

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Refugees trickle across India border from Myanmar turmoil

Indian police said nine people crossed the 1,600-kilometre (1,000-mile) border into Mizoram state on the same day, three of them ...

Tunisian activist jailed for 'insulting' <em>police</em> while lodging complaint

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Tunisian activist jailed for 'insulting' police while lodging complaint

The lawyer of a Tunisian gay rights and democracy activist said she was accused of 'insulting' police officers and sentenced to prison ...

Rights group urge probe over new Algeria torture allegations

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Rights group urge probe over new Algeria torture allegations

Allegations that Algerian activists of a pro-democracy protest movement were tortured in detention have prompted rights groups to demand an ...

Probe into Sweden knife attack looking at terror links

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Probe into Sweden knife attack looking at terror links

Sweden's Home Affairs Minister said that "initial information" led police to believe terrorism was a motive in the knife attack by an ...

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Jailed Syrian Islamist's family accuse France of torture

Relatives of Islam Alloush have claim the Jaysh al-Islam spokesman has been subject to torture inside a French prison.

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Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

Myanmar's protesters hit the streets again in Yangon and Mandalay, after 38 people died in the bloodiest day of the crackdown against the ...

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New Zealand arrests two over mosque attacks anniversary threat

The pair were arrested as Christchurch prepares for the second anniversary of the horrific attack later this month.

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US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

Threats of a possible "breach" of the US Capitol led to the House of Representatives changing its voting plans.

Eight injured in 'suspected terrorist' stabbings in Sweden

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Eight injured in 'suspected terrorist' stabbings in Sweden

A man stabbed eight people in Vetlanda, Sweden, in what police called a potential terror incident.

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Thirty-eight dead in Myanmar's 'bloodiest' day since coup: UN

The UN said at least 38 people died in the "bloodiest" day of Myanmar's crisis.

EU probe on alleged migrant pushbacks is inconclusive

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EU probe on alleged migrant pushbacks is inconclusive

A Frontex investigation into allegations of illegal migrant pushbacks on Greece and Turkey's maritime border turned out to be inconclusive.

France bans far-right group that blocked migrants

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France bans far-right group that blocked migrants

The French government banned Generation Identity, a far-right group known to attempt blocking migrants from entering the country.

Neera Tanden withdraws as Cabinet nominee over tweets

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Neera Tanden withdraws as Cabinet nominee over tweets

President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination.

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