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Bahrain is accused of exploiting F1 to "sportswash" its human rights abuses.

Government officials view the reported appointment to the military of a militia security chief as a move to weaken Iran-backed groups.

European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

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European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the 'deterioration of human rights in Algeria'

Academic arrives in Australia after Iran release

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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 ...

Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings

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Morocco upholds jail terms for Sahrawis over 2010 killings

The court has upheld life sentences for 23 Sahrawis over the killings of 11 security personnel 10 years ago.

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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.

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Algeria slashes activist's jail term for 'offending Islam'

An Algerian court has cut the sentence of a Hirak activist who was found guilty of “offending Islam” from ten years in jail to one year.

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Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The trial of jailed Saudi womens’ rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been transferred to a court dealing with terrorism cases, her family ...

UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers

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UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers

The United Nations has expressed concern over the arrests of three human rights activists in Egypt, amid a continued crackdown on dissent by ...

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Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

The founder of EIPR said Gasser Abdel Razak was being 'deliberately singled out' for inhumane and degrading treatment.

Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to Hamas'

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Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to Hamas'

Following talks with UN coordinator Nikolai Mladenov, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has expressed willingness to negotiate with Hamas ...

Syria president names Faisal Mekdad new FM

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Syria president names Faisal Mekdad new FM

Faisal Mekdad will be replaced as deputy foreign minister by Syria's ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari.

US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

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US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

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The women who served as a deadly Taliban duo

Muzghan and her aunt Nasreen walked free from jail in September after confessing to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network.

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Egypt hits back at critics of rights group arrests

Egypt's foreign ministry dismissed global criticism of its arrests of three staff members of a the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights ...

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Lebanese police hunt dozens after mass jailbreak

Lebanese Police are on the hunt for 44 prisoners who escaped a detention centre.

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More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail: security sources

The prisoners broke past tight security at the facility near the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut, early in the morning, ...

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

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Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

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UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

The UN, Amnesty International and countries including the UK and US have raised concerns over the arrest of EIPR staff.

Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

Egypt rights group says third member arrested

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Egypt rights group says third member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a third member of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading local human rights group, in less than a ...

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