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Security forces have steadily increased use of force - but in commercial hub Yangon, authorities have exercised restraint, largely relying on barricades and troop presence to prevent gatherings.

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

Armenia PM takes to the streets, denounces 'coup attempt'

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Armenia PM takes to the streets, denounces 'coup attempt'

Thousands marched through the streets of the capital Yerevan in support of Pashinyan, with the opposition urging him to step down to avoid bloodshed or even civil war.

Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

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Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

Despite the challenges, human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa are continuing their battle for civil rights in the face ...

UK sanctions Myanmar army chief for coup role

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UK sanctions Myanmar army chief for coup role

The sanctions will prevent the six from travelling to Britain, while British businesses and institutions are barred from dealing with them.

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Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

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Prominent Algerian journalist's appeal postponed until March

Arrested on charges of "inciting an unarmed gathering" and "endangering national unity" after covering Hirak demonstrations, the 40-year-old was ...

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Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a protest movement that has been staging large-scale ...

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Armenian PM faces military’s demand to resign

The military demanded that the prime minister step down after months of protests sparked by the nation’s defeat in the Nagorno-Karabakh ...

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

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Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

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Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

US to seek seat on UN human rights body

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US to seek seat on UN human rights body

The US will rejoin the United Nations Human Rights Council, after the previous administration of Donald Trump withdrew.

Egypt releases activist after 17 months of detention: Lawyer

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Egypt releases activist after 17 months of detention: Lawyer

Hazem Hosny has been released by Egyptian authorities, after a 17 months of pre-trail detention.

Algerian students hold anti-government <em>protests</em>

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Algerian students hold anti-government protests

Dozens of Algerian students defied police Tuesday to demonstrate in the capital Algiers.

Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

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Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

The lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar's people again become "slaves" of the military.

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First verdict expected in Syria torture trial: Germany

If convicted of aiding and abetting torture as a crime against humanity, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former member of the Syrian secret police, faces more than a decade in prison.

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Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

Paris summoned Islamabad's envoy after President Arif Alvi said a controversial anti-extremism bill in France showed laws "being changed in ...

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Palestinian Raed Salah held in solitary confinement by Israel

Sheikh Raed Salah is being held in solitary confinement by Israel and denied family visits.

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Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

A statement from the G7 group of wealthy nations deploring violence against protesters comes after Washington slapped sanctions against another ...

Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

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Georgian police arrest top opposition leader

Georgian police stormed the headquarters of the country's main opposition party and arrested its leader, Nika Melia

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Algeria used 'repressive tactics' during Hirak protests: Amnesty International

Dozens of Algerian protesters, journalists, and activists have been arrested, wrongfully prosecuted, and sometimes tortured.

Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

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Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

Algerians marched in the capital and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the North African nation's anti-government "Hirak" protest ...

Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

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Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

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EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

The EU on Monday warned Myanmar's military rulers it "stands ready" to impose sanctions over their coup.

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