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The US government has been urged to boycott next month's G20 summit in Riyadh over the kingdom's rights violations.

Turkish citizen Hatice Cengiz is pursuing Mohammed bin Salman and 28 others for damages over the October 2, 2018 killing of the US-based writer.

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

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Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four individuals remains unknown.

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

Thousands of boys chained, tortured in Sudan Islamic schools

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Thousands of boys chained, tortured in Sudan Islamic schools

Boys as young as five-years-old have been found chained and tortured at Islamic schools in Sudan, a new BBC investigation reveals.

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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in defiance of the US regime's efforts".

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

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Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

Iran's highest judicial authority has banned the use of torture, amid criticism from the international community on the way it treats ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

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Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

The kidnapping and torture of a 16-year-old boy has sparked outrage in Jordan after a video showed the moments he was found with ...

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

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Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

Kuwait has handed over three Egyptian residents of the country, alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood to Egypt, where they could face ...

Protests in Nigeria over police brutality

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Protests in Nigeria over police brutality

The movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and even ...

Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

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Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate accused the Houthi rebels of killing and detaining thousands of teachers, academics and administrators since 2014.

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Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany calling for the investigation of two deadly regime chemical weapons attacks in Syria, which killed over 1,400 people.

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Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

The jailed academic experienced torture and solitary confinement during his detention in the UAE, Hedges says.

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Police exhume bodies of 3 Kashmir men

Bodies of the three men were returned to their families, after the Indian military said those it claimed were "unidentified Pakistani ...

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Killers of 24-year-old Yemeni shop worker face execution

Authorities in Yemen have called for the execution of a group of men accused of killing a 24-year-old employee, in a murder that sent shockwaves ...

Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

This week we focus on abductees dying in Houthi prisons, a damning UN report revealing grave violations against children and more.

Sam Hamad

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is ...

Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

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Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

A number of Muslim-led Middle Eastern countries have arrested exiled Uighur Muslims and deported them to China in collaboration with Beijing, ...

NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

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NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

Rukmini Callimachi is facing a barrage of allegations of unethical conduct surrounding her reporting on the Islamic State extremist group.

Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Marc Owen Jones

Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Comment: Jamal Khashoggi had a vision of freedom and democracy in the Arab region. The need to fight for it is now greater than ever, writes ...

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