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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

Protests erupted in an impoverished Tunisian town on Tuesday after a man died when authorities demolished an illegal kiosk where he was sleeping.

Golden Dawn: The fall of Greece's neo-Nazi party

Keira Dignan

Golden Dawn: The fall of Greece's neo-Nazi party

Golden Dawn rose from obscurity to infamy at the height of Greece's financial crisis, attracting supporters with racist and xenophobic rhetoric.

Kyrgyzstan cancels disputed election results after night of chaos

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Kyrgyzstan cancels disputed election results after night of chaos

Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission cancelled the results of a Sunday poll after protesters claimed fraud and clashed with police, seizing ...

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Rami G. Khouri

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Comment: A year after mass protests reignited the Arab region, Rami Khouri explores how the struggle against corruption and poverty became the ...

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Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being trailed by policeman: report

Colleagues and activists have raised concerns about the safety of Egyptian journalist Basma Mustafa following her reported disappearance.

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Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

"Egyptian security forces have used tear gas, batons, and on at least one occasion live ammunition, and arrested hundreds of ...

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Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The death of Egyptian Owais al-Rawi has drawn comparisons to the killing of George Floyd and sparked calls for protests.

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Iraq activists plan protests for one-year anniversary of uprising

The Covid-19 pandemic has weakened the anti-government protests this year but activists are determined to mark the first anniversary of their ...

New protests in Egypt as security forces 'detain hundreds'

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New protests in Egypt as security forces 'detain hundreds'

Protests against President Sisi broke out in several suburban and rural areas of Egypt on Monday night, while security forces detained nearly ...

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Clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir after four killed

Protesters gathered in Kashmir's Srinagar after Indian government forces killed three suspected rebels and a young woman in a firefight.

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

Diana Alghoul

Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

Greece to 'end' Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

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Greece to 'end' Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Many migrants refused to enter a new 3,000-capacity camp set up by authorities at Kara Tepe, a few kilometres from the destroyed Moria camp, ...

Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island

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Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island

Thousands of asylum seekers have been sleeping rough on Lesbos since Wednesday when the Moria camp was destroyed in apparent arson attacks.

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Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

'We've lost everything, we were abandoned, without food, water or medicine,' a Syrian asylum seeker said after spending three nights sleeping rough after two fires ripped through Moria camp

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Macron urges EU to unite over Turkey's 'unacceptable' conduct

Turkey is 'no longer a partner' in the eastern Mediterranean region, Macron said.

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Erdogan: Greece must enter talks or 'face the consequences'

The Turkish president had strong words to say to Greece as the situation in the Mediterranean heats up.

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Lebanon: from deadly explosion to new PM

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 ...

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.

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Coronavirus pandemic increased poverty in Iraq by 10 percent

Covid-19 hit Iraq hard, and with the country still suffering from the aftermath of conflict, the pandemic made everything worse.

'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 peaceful ...

Black man shot by US police 'permanently paralyzed': family

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Black man shot by US police 'permanently paralyzed': family

The incident was the most recent in a series of allegedly unjustified police shootings and killings of African Americans that have sparked ...

'Betrayal': Palestinians in the West Bank protest Israel-UAE deal

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'Betrayal': Palestinians in the West Bank protest Israel-UAE deal

Hundreds of Palestinians attended a protest in the West Bank against the Israel-UAE normalisation deal.

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