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Maher Deed Saasa, 45, from the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, died in an Israeli prison on Wednesday.

The US has arrested an Iranian academic on charges of acting as an agent of the Islamic Republic.

Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

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Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

Gunmen kill Afghan radio journalist in car ambush

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Gunmen kill Afghan radio journalist in car ambush

Besmullah Adel Aimaq, editor-in-chief of Voice of Ghor radio, was killed en route to Firoz Koh city, the capital of Ghor province, said Aref ...

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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

Despite efforts to the contrary by international and regional actors, the bloody conflict in Tigray continues.

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Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in connection with ...

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Outcry after Israel withholds coronavirus vaccine from Palestinian prisoners

Palestinian and Israeli NGOs have condemned a decision by the Israeli public security minister to withhold coronavirus vaccinations from at-risk ...

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Libya’s rivals exchange prisoners as Turkish defence minister visits

Libya’s rival factions have begun exchanging prisoners in accordance with a UN brokered ceasefire deal, as Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar ...

Israel carries out Christmas Eve raids, arrests Palestinians

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Israel carries out Christmas Eve raids, arrests Palestinians

Three Palestinians were detained on the dawn of Christmas Eve during Israeli raids across the West Bank.

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Al-Shabaab claims beheading of local chief in Kenya

Omar Adan Buul was kidnapped last week and had his severed head dumped at the side of the road, an act that Al-Shabaab have claimed ...

Azerbaijan, Armenia swap prisoners from Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Azerbaijan, Armenia swap prisoners from Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan and Armenia announced the start of a prisoner exchange, more than a month after a peace deal was signed ending weeks of ...

Priti Patel slammed for visiting notorious Bahrain police station

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Priti Patel slammed for visiting notorious Bahrain police station

Priti Patel was criticised for visiting a Bahraini police station where detainees were tortured and sexually assaulted.

Hundreds protest against Yemeni internationally-recognized government in Taiz

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Hundreds protest against Yemeni internationally-recognized government in Taiz

Hundreds of people have protested in the frontline Yemeni city of Taiz, blaming the Saudi-backed internationally-recognized government for dire ...

Dilemma for West over foreigners jailed in Iran

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Dilemma for West over foreigners jailed in Iran

Iran has repeatedly detained foreigners and dual nationals on charges campaigners and governments say are unfounded, with the prisoners only ...

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2020 'worst year for Palestinian prisoners', official says

Rights groups had warned earlier this year that Israeli prisons were a 'ready environment' for the spread of Covid-19.

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Eight injured, 21 detained as Israel storms Palestinian camps

Eight Palestinians were injured and 21 detained as Israeli forces stormed Palestinian refugee camps in Qalandiya and Bethlehem in the West Bank.

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Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

Following agreements to normalise relations with the UAE and Bahrain, thousands of Israeli tourists are scheduled to travel to the Gulf this ...

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Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

Israel sends Palestinians over $1 billion it owes: minister

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Israel sends Palestinians over $1 billion it owes: minister

The transfers of Palestinian taxes, collected by Israel, represent the equivalent of 35 percent of the Palestinian Authorities' projected tax ...

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Academic arrives in Australia after Iran release

Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert returned to Australia on Friday amid reports she was detained after Iranian authorities discovered she was in a ...

Palestinian <em>prisoner</em> Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

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Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

Australian academic freed in Iran hails 'traumatic ordeal' end

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Australian academic freed in Iran hails 'traumatic ordeal' end

An Australian-British academic freed by Iran said her release ended a "long and traumatic ordeal".

Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of researcher

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Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of researcher

Ahmadreza Djalali, formerly based in Stockholm where he worked at the Karolinska Institute, a medical university, was arrested during a visit to ...

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