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Comment: Seven years after the massacre, it's clear that the violence at Rabaa marked the dawn of a new era ruled by fear and state control, writes Sam Hamad.

Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to murdered student Giulio Regeni, writes Dario Sabaghi.

Israel planned to send Palestinians to Paraguay: report

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Israel planned to send Palestinians to Paraguay: report

The newly revealed documents show how Israeli officials proposed offering Palestinians money to 'relocate' to the South American country.

Qatar rejects UAE's life sentence against Omani citizen

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Qatar rejects UAE's life sentence against Omani citizen

Qatar has condemned the UAE after it upheld a life sentence against 21-year-old Abdullah Al Shamsi.

Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

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Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

Saad al-Jabri, who is suing the crown prince for allegedly plotting his murder, is under security protection following reports of a fresh ...

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Italy defence ministry seeks closer ties with Libya

Libya and Italy announced plans to collaborate on reclamation and demining activities while expanding cooperation in medicine and military health, authorities said.

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Tunisia should end 'gay proof' anal tests: HRW

Human Rights Watch urged Tunisia to end the use of anal testing, used as "proof" to prosecute same-sex relations.

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Australia: British-Australian academic held in Iran prison 'is well'

Imprisoned academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is doing 'well' after being moved to Iran's 'worst prison' for women, Australia's ambassador to Tehran ...

Malia Bouattia

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Comment: Interrogating the impact of words means little if the policies which legitimise racist ideologies related to Muslims continue to exist, ...

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to ...

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East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, a journalist critical of Haftar, has been jailed on vague terorrism-related charges, sparking outcry from human rights ...

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

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Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes ...

Mental health crisis plaguing Yazidi child survivors of IS

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Mental health crisis plaguing Yazidi child survivors of IS

Thousands of Yazidi children are facing an unprecedented mental and physical health crisis, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and ...

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

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The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to ...

Human Rights Watch urges Turkey to probe alleged <em>torture</em>

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Human Rights Watch urges Turkey to probe alleged torture

Human Rights Watch called on Turkey to investigate alleged torture committed by police and "nightwatchmen" against over a dozen people.

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Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ sexual violence

Human Rights Watch has reported of harrowing violence in Syria against men and trans women during the war.

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

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Egypt frees detained news editor after over 2 years

Adel Sabri was arrested in April 2018 after his website published an Arabic translation of a New York Times report, which exposed alleged fraud ...

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Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

A rise in reported Covid-19 cases in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province could mean the virus is spreading among Uighur detainees.

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Kurdish activist jailed for 15 years on Iran return

The Kurdish activist was given promises of amnesty by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over LGBTQ+ rights support

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Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over LGBTQ+ rights support

The blogger is scheduled to be deported to Yemen, where he faces death threats.

Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

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Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

Increasing economic dependence on Beijing has forced Turkey to weaken its criticism of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, a new report alleges.

Kurdish-Iranian refugee author granted asylum in New Zealand

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Kurdish-Iranian refugee author granted asylum in New Zealand

Behrouz Boochani has been granted asylum in New Zealand after being six years in limbo under Australia's immigration policies.

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