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A bill to examine the issue of reparations for the ancestors of black American slaves is to be discussed by the House Judiciary Committee.

Iraq has sent its third shipment of documents and other items taken during the 1990 Iraq invasion to Kuwait.

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

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Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Iran released a report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down killing 176 people, which absolves the armed forces.

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi ...

ICC prosecutor opens probe in Palestinian territories

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ICC prosecutor opens probe in Palestinian territories

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has previously said there is a "reasonable basis" to believe crimes were committed by members of the Israeli army.

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Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year of a Ukrainian passenger jet.

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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.

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UAE ambassador 'yelled' at US representative opposing Yemen war

Ro Khanna was a leading sponsor of the war powers resolution aimed at ending Washington's support for Saudi Arabia and the UAE's war efforts in ...

Malia Bouattia

France's nuclear colonial legacy in Algeria

Comment: President Macron's truth and reconciliation project will fail if it doesn't acknowledge the toxic legacy of France's nuclear projects ...

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

Malia Bouattia

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

Comment: As long as France refuses to acknowledge its crimes in Algeria and the need for reparations, the report's empty gestures will ...

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

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Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

Canada, Britain, Ukraine and other nations have called on Iran to facilitate a 'transparent' investigation into a Ukrainian passenger jet's ...

Iran can't set compensation for downed plane victims: Canada

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Iran can't set compensation for downed plane victims: Canada

Canada has said Iran could not make decisions unilaterally about how families should be compensated over the Ukrainian flight shot down by ...

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Diana B. Sayed

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian ...

Rights protesters arrested in Mauritania

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Rights protesters arrested in Mauritania

40 people were arrested in Nouakchott at a demonstration by widows and relatives of victims of historic civil unrest.

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Japan should compensate Ghosn for 'arbitrary' detention: UN panel

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded that "the process of arresting and detaining Mr. Ghosn four times was fundamentally unfair".

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, ...

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Sudan peace will cost $7.5 billion: finance minister

A peace deal between Sudan's government and rebels comes with a hefty price tag.

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Sudan, rebel groups ink landmark peace deal

Representatives from the transitional government and rebel groups signed the deal.

Can vaccines be allocated on anti-racist terms?

A. Kayum Ahmed

Can vaccines be allocated on anti-racist terms?

Comment: Given the extent to which Covid-19 disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, a vaccine should be allocated on an actively ...

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Joe Biden urges Trump to 'mobilise' support for Lebanon

Joe Biden has called on Donald Trump to immediately assist Lebanon following the deadly explosion in Beirut, which destroyed half of the city.

Amnesty International calls for independent investigation into Lebanon blast

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Amnesty International calls for independent investigation into Lebanon blast

The rights group said the investigation should be 'free from any potential domestic political interference'.

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

Muslim group threatened 'on day of Christchurch attack'

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Muslim group threatened 'on day of Christchurch attack'

A Muslim women's council told a closed-door inquiry they were warned of a threat against mosques on the day of the Christchurch attack but were ...

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