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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.

It also bans "military-linked commercial entities" from advertising on the platforms.

Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

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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 two members of Myanmar's junta.

Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

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Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

Lebanese militant Anis Naccache died Monday of coronavirus in a Damascus hospital at the age of 70.

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

Narjas Zatat

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all its forms.

Malia Bouattia

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free speech, writes Malia Bouattia.

Brooke Anderson

Can Biden fulfil Obama's promise of closing Guantanamo Bay?

In-depth: The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the military prison camp, a controversial symbol of the excesses of America's ...

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Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

The internet in Myanmar has been restored as protesters take to the streets to demand the release of Suu Kyi.

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Red Sea reefs 'under threat' from Israel-UAE oil deal

Israeli environmentalists are warning that a UAE-Israeli oil pipeline deal threatens unique Red Sea coral reefs and could lead to "the next ...

Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

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Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

Human rights protesters have taken to the streets against a military coup in Myanmar.

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British barrister Karim Khan elected ICC's new chief prosecutor

Karim Khan will be only the third prosecutor of the ICC, taking over in June from Gambian-born Fatou Bensouda.

Biden aides “attempt to shut down” Guantanamo prison

The New Arab Staff

Biden aides “attempt to shut down” Guantanamo prison

This revives efforts undertaken by Barack Obama’s administration to close the high-security prison, referred to as “a stain on America’s global ...

After Myanmar's coup

Shashi Tharoor

After Myanmar's coup

Comment: The compromises Suu Kyi made with her uniformed political partners and defended so staunchly, have now cost Myanmar its fragile ...

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

Malia Bouattia

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

Comment: This joint action to protest Elbit sends an important message about the links between fighting colonialism, structural oppression and ...

Involving regional states in Iran talks will spell failure

Shireen T. Hunter

Involving regional states in Iran talks will spell failure

Comment: It would be a mistake to allow long-standing and difficult issues of regional rivalries to interfere in future negotiations with Iran, ...

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Palestinian unity talks enter second day

The Palestinian factions have met to discuss points of division between the sides and plans for the upcoming elections.

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Internet access partially restored in Myanmar: NetBlocks

Internet access was partially restored in Myanmar, as a nationwide web blockade failed to curb public outrage and protests against the coup that ...

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Tens of thousands rally to protest Myanmar coup

Yangoon residents have massively taken the streets to request the return of their elected leaders, Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, arrested by ...

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Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

Somalia is unlikely to meet an 8 February deadline to choose a new president.

EU demands compensation from Israel for demolished West-Bank facilities

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EU demands compensation from Israel for demolished West-Bank facilities

The EU is to seek compensation after Israeli forces demolished tents and other Palestinian facilities it funded in a village in the Jordan ...

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Protests in Sudan border state over worsening economy

Protests erupted in eastern Sudan over the rising cost of living.

Myanmar blocks Facebook as <em>resistance</em> grows to coup

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Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup

Facebook has been blocked in Myanmar, following calls for disobedience after Monday's coup.

Lord's <em>Resistance</em> Army commander guilty of war crimes: ICC

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Lord's Resistance Army commander guilty of war crimes: ICC

Dominic Ongwen was found guilty of crimes including the crime of forced pregnancy relating to women he took as sex slaves.

Palestinian exile and <em>resistance</em>: There Where You Are Not

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Book Club: There Where You Are Not offers an incredible glimpse into the experience of history as a Palestinian, and as the "other".

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