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Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday.

The 'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaign, launched by British Muslim activist Maz Saleem, invites people to share their own lived experiences of Islamophobia and support by posting videos and testimonials.

Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

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Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

Egypt has freed prominent dissident journalist and politician Khaled Dawoud after more than 18 months in detention.

Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

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Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Iran said that the "accident" at the Natanz nuclear facility was an "anti-nuclear terrorism".

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

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The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

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China sentences Uighur ex-government officials to death for ‘separatism’

China has handed two Uighur former government officials death sentences for allegedly carrying out “separatist activities”.

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Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

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HTS terror designation 'unfair', Jolani claims in first interview

The interview is widely seen as the HTS leader's latest attempt to rehabilitate his image among Western states.

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US couple arrested over plan to join IS

James Bradley, 20, of New York and Arwa Muthana, 29, from Alabama were stopped on Wednesday as they stepped onto the gangplank of a cargo ship ...

Turkish court delays putting pro-Kurdish party on trial

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Turkish court delays putting pro-Kurdish party on trial

Turkey's top court delayed putting the country's main pro-Kurdish party on trial over its alleged links to militants.

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Turkey's top court refuses to hear expelled MP's appeal

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu’s appeal will not be heard by Turkey top court, following his expulsion from parliament.

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

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Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Tuna Altinel's colleagues view the 55-year-old as another victim of a crackdown against academia and Kurdish causes that gathered force after ...

US blocks Iraq militia websites following Baghdad parade

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US blocks Iraq militia websites following Baghdad parade

The US Department of Justice has blocked two websites belonging to the pro-Iran Iraqi militia Kataib Hezbollah, following a parade by an ...

Turkey offers assistance to Egypt in Suez blockage

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Turkey offers assistance to Egypt in Suez blockage

Ankara offered this gesture after the two countries restored ties earlier in March, following years of sour relations.

Spain police bust suspected Al-Qaeda finance ring

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Spain police bust suspected Al-Qaeda finance ring

An Al-Qaeda ring has been foiled in Spain, authorities said.

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Terrorism conviction of German rapper's wife upheld by court

The German Federal Court of Justice upheld the conviction of a woman, Omaima A., for membership of a terrorist organisation.

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Turkish Kurds in New Year protest over political repression

Kurdish people in Turkey celebrated the Newroz, associated with protests against the repression of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party.

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Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu, from the Peoples' Democratic Party, was arrested then released after a few hours of questioning by the police.

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Pro-Kurdish MP detained after four-day protest in parliament

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu was in pyjamas and slippers when he was taken away just before morning prayers.

Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

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Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

Iran's FM Javad Zarif met Turkish officials in Istanbul on Friday as the two regional powers tried to move past tensions.

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Turkey detains dozens of pro-Kurdish party officials

Turkish police on Friday detained dozens of party officials belonging to leftist opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) over alleged links ...

Yemen's 24 hours of violence: how Biden should respond

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

Yemen's 24 hours of violence: how Biden should respond

Comment: Given Yemen's complex conflict, Biden's administration should not try to take control, but instead focus on bringing the parties to the ...

Turkey rebuffs criticism of crackdown on pro-Kurdish party

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Turkey rebuffs criticism of crackdown on pro-Kurdish party

Turkey has told foreign countries not to interfere in its domestic affairs after criticism over an attempt to ban the pro-Kurdish HDP party.

Netanyahu boosts far-right extremist Ben-Gvir in re-election bid

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Netanyahu boosts far-right extremist Ben-Gvir in re-election bid

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is supporting the re-election bid of Itamar Ben-Gvir, the leader of the Jewish Power movement, who has praised ...

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