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Tunisia is bracing for protests after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths

Riots continued into the early hours of Tuesday, with hundreds of protesters clashing with security forces in cities across Tunisia.

Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against <em>protesters</em>: Amnesty

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Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

Online footage shows police beating and dragging individuals who were arrested, while eyewitnesses have shared testimony indicating the ill treatment of people in custody, Amnesty says.

Sudanese anti-normalisation <em>protesters</em> burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

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Sudanese anti-normalisation protesters burn Israeli flags in Khartoum

Anti-normalisation protesters in Khartoum took to the streets on Saturday to stand against the country's recent normalisation deal with ...

Biden to scrap 'Muslim ban' on first day

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Biden to scrap 'Muslim ban' on first day

Shortly after taking office in 2017, Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions barring entry to US for nationals from seven Muslim-majority ...

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Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

Wendy Sherman will serve as deputy secretary of state in the Biden administration.

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked ...

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Renewed protests in Nasiriyah demand release of detained activists

Protesters gathered in Nasiriyah and called on the Iraqi government to release detainees and end the abuses suffered by activists.

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Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

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Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

Trump and Pence met for the first time since rioters stormed the US Capitol last week, signaling a united front as Democratic efforts to impeach ...

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Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

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Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

Students at Bogazici University have been cheekily blaring Metallica classics at their protests against the appointment of the AKP party-linked ...

Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

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Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

Power supply was restored across Pakistan Sunday after the country was hit by a massive electricity blackout, officials said.

Pakistan <em>protesters</em> end blockade over deaths of miners

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Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

Thousands of people attended the funeral of 10 miners killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

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US puts top Iraqi official Fayyadh on blacklist

The US Treasury placed sanctions on the leader of Iraq's paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces.

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Iran voices 'extreme concern' over US detainee rights

Tehran has mirrored the US in expressing 'extreme concern' over detainee rights.

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Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

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US Capitol police force reviews response to mob break-in

The US Capitol Police is reviewing its response to the storming of the Capitols by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Iraq war veteran named as woman shot by police

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Iraq war veteran named as woman shot by police

Ashli Babbitt, who had served in the United States Air Force, was named by police as the woman killed when protestors stormed the Capitol.

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Two photos that sum up America's racism problem

As the United States confronts pro-Trump rioters, people have shared images of Black Lives Matter protesters to demonstrate the ...

Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

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Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

Turkish security forces 'beat' and 'strip-searched' students detained over anti-government protests, their lawyer alleged.

Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

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Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

Following dramatic events in the US, Hassan Rouhani has offered a withering assessment of the US political system, as he hoped for better future ...

Trump says term is ending, transition will be orderly

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Trump says term is ending, transition will be orderly

In a statement released on his aides Twitter account, Trump has said that there will be an orderly transition of power.

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