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Amnesty International has urged Lebanese authorities to end harassment of activists and journalists, as well as the use of force against protesters

On August 4, one of the biggest ever non-nuclear explosions destroyed swathes of the capital. By the end of the month, a new Prime Minister was named.

Turkish lawyer dies on hunger strike demanding fair trial

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Turkish lawyer dies on hunger strike demanding fair trial

Ebru Timtik died in an Istanbul hospital late Thursday, and she had been fasting for 238 days.

'Illegal force' used on protesters in Lebanon: HRW

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'Illegal force' used on protesters in Lebanon: HRW

Live ammunition, metal pellets, and kinetic impact projectiles such as rubber balls, were fired by security forces against the mostly ...

Dozens arrested in Sudan protests marking power-sharing anniversary

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Dozens arrested in Sudan protests marking power-sharing anniversary

Protesters were met with tear gas and rubber bullets as they marched to address their demands to the prime minister.

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Palestinians rally in fury against Israel-UAE normalisation deal

Demonstrators in Jerusalem trampled on images of UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, chanting slogans demanding that the Gulf country fall.

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Lebanon lawmakers back emergency powers assumed after deadly blast

Lebanon's parliament voted overwhelmingly for a two-week state of emergency, giving the military broad powers to crack down on protests ...

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Lebanese army indiscriminately attacked unarmed protesters: Amnesty International

Lebanese security apparatus have attacked unarmed protesters, including attacking medics.

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Lebanon observes one-minute silence for Beirut blast victims

Lebanese observed a minute's silence at 6:08 PM on Tuesday, exactly one week after the massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed more ...

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

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Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects ...

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

One dead, 230 injured in protests following Beirut explosion

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One dead, 230 injured in protests following Beirut explosion

Described by activists as "Saturday of revenge" and "Judgement Day", wide-scale demonstrations in Beirut turned violent leaving one dead and ...

Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

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Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

While the exact circumstances that led to the blast are not yet known, protesters say it could not have happened without corruption and ...

Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

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Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

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Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

A man has been killed in clashes between the army and villagers in north Lebanon following a dispute over "smuggled" livestock which the army ...

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Israel police attack Palestinians protesting against wedding hall demolition

Police attacked demonstrators protesting against the demolition of an 'unauthorised' wedding hall with tear gas and rubber bullets.

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Lebanon activists form coalition to defend free speech

The Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression in Lebanon includes international watchdogs Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch along ...

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'High probability' Greece killed Syrian refugee at border: investigation

Athens is accused of killing at least two migrants after thousands of asylum seekers gathered at its border with Turkey in March.

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Dozens of Palestinians injured as Israel storms West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians have been injured as Israeli soldiers and settlers stormed towns in the West Bank, local reports confirmed.

Palestinian-American politician compares BLM protests to occupied West Bank

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Palestinian-American politician compares BLM protests to occupied West Bank

“I never thought I'd wake up and see the state capitol I write laws in look like the West Bank under occupation.”

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Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli snipers

Dozens of Palestinians have lost an eye after being shot by the Israeli forces, in Gaza, Jerusalem or the West Bank.

Lebanon army arrests dozens after protests amid economic crisis

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Lebanon army arrests dozens after protests amid economic crisis

The Lebanese army said it had arrested dozens of suspects for "vandalism", after days of protests triggered by a plunging local currency amid ...

Lebanon president to discuss security after days of protests

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Lebanon president to discuss security after days of protests

Anti-government protests have returned to Lebanon as the coronavirus pandemic heightens economic insecurity, forcing the lira to plunge to new ...

US Democrats press anti-racism reforms as protests continue

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US Democrats press anti-racism reforms as protests continue

Democrats vowed to press legislation to fight systemic racism in US law enforcement as the battle for change triggered by the police killing of ...

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