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Dozens of pro-democracy activists were released from jail, Algeria's justice ministry confirmed on Saturday.

Arms dealer Christian Michel, 59, has been detained in India since December 2018 after being extradited from the United Arab Emirates over a helicopter deal.

US won't sanction Saudi prince for approving Khashoggi murder

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US won't sanction Saudi prince for approving Khashoggi murder

The US accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but stopped short of imposing sanctions on the kingdom's heir apparent.

Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

Saudi says 'completely rejects' US assessment on Khashoggi murder

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Saudi says 'completely rejects' US assessment on Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia "completely rejects" the declassified US report that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for greenlighting the ...

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Film review: Limbo

Film review: The sophomore feature by Scottish writer-director Ben Sharrock lives up its title, portraying the purgatorial existence of asylum seekers living on a remote Scottish island, writes Hanna Flint.

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Fear and tension in Yangon as police clear protests

Security forces have steadily increased use of force - but in commercial hub Yangon, authorities have exercised restraint, largely relying on ...

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Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

US President Joe Biden held his first phone call with Saudi King Salman ahead of the declassification of intelligence on the murder of Jamal ...

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Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or ...

US says Khashoggi report will help bring 'accountability'

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US says Khashoggi report will help bring 'accountability'

The US is preparing to declassify intelligence on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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MbS launches company to develop Saudi mountain resort

Souda Development Company will invest $3 billion into a tourism project which includes 2,700 hotel rooms, 1,300 residential units, 30 ...

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.

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

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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.

US to <em>release</em> report linking MbS to Khashoggi murder

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US to release report linking MbS to Khashoggi murder

Biden has stressed he will 'recalibrate' the US relationship with Saudi Arabia as a damning intelligence report is prepared for release.

British police trial anti-grab hijab in Muslim recruitment bid

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British police trial anti-grab hijab in Muslim recruitment bid

Leicestershire Police say the hijabs will be rolled out to more officers if the trial is successful.

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Egypt detainees languish in jail

In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - even after a court has ordered release.

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France says Iran 'illegally' holding French national since May

A French national has been held in Iran since May last year, Paris said on Wednesday.

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US report on Saudi Khashoggi murder expected 'soon'

The White House on Wednesday said an intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be released "soon".

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UN Eritrea expert urges probe of Ethiopia camp attack

Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker said he was concerned for thousands of Eritreans who were in two camps in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region that were ...

Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

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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.

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Tunisia ex-presidential candidate released on bail

After a two month spell in prison, Nabil Karoui has been released on bail, but still faces charges of money laundering and tax evasion.

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.

Biden to call Saudi king before Khashoggi report <em>release</em>

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Biden to call Saudi king before Khashoggi report release

The US is expected to release a damning report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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.

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