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At talks in Vienna, the US presented Iran with proposals to restart the nuclear deal.

Basim Naem has said that Israel’s dismissal of the ICC probe is no surprise, but also expressed hope.

Israel's ICC rebuttal 'admission of war crimes': rights group

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Israel's ICC rebuttal 'admission of war crimes': rights group

Euro-Med Monitor called on the ICC to initiate investigations and not to yield to any political pressures or allow the parties involved to evade responsibility.

Iran, five powers hold second meeting on nuclear deal

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Iran, five powers hold second meeting on nuclear deal

The delicate diplomatic dance that began in Vienna on Tuesday needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran.

UN chief to South Sudan: progress before arms assessment

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UN chief to South Sudan: progress before arms assessment

The UN Secretary-General has outlined 'three key benchmarks' ahead of May's assessment of the South Sudan arms embargo.

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and sexual violence, but also in their everyday home lives.

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Iraq charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

An Iraqi investigative committee has charged five policemen with unauthorised use of deadly force against protesters in Nasiriyah in February ...

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Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

A disagreement has erupted over a vote to strip Syria of its voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog.

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

US weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies

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US weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies

The Biden administration is considering a possible boycott of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics to protest China’s human rights record.

Alessandra Bajec

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

Dubai police arrest group over video of naked women

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Dubai police arrest group over video of naked women

A video depicting naked women on a balcony in Dubai led the police to arrest a group of people for "public debauchery".

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

Biden to reverse Trump ICC sanctions despite key divisions

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Biden to reverse Trump ICC sanctions despite key divisions

Despite continued disagreements on Afghanistan and Palestine, the Biden administration is reportedly planning to reverse Trump's sanctions on ...

A new effort to sell Israel to American liberals

Mitchell Plitnick

A new effort to sell Israel to American liberals

Comment: A new group seeks to sell Israel to American liberals. But the reality of massive and long-term violations of Palestinian ...

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EU ministers vow Syria 'war criminals' won't go unpunished

EU foreign ministers vowed they would demand "accountability" from the "war criminals and torturers" of Syria's civil war.

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Guterres sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce

The UN Secretary General has called for a monitoring component in Libya to provide support and resources.

Brooke Anderson

Washington: Uighurs demand urgent action against Beijing’s ‘genocide’

Dozens of Uighurs and supporters gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Washington to raise awareness of human rights abuses against the ...

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Lebanese military intelligence 'forcibly disappeared, tortured' Tripoli protesters: HRW

Lebanese activists have been tortured after taking part in January's Tripoli protests.

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

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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.

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Jordan warns public as over 600,000 coronavirus cases recorded

Jordan has urged the public be more active in stopping the spread of coronavirus as it records more than 600,000 cases.

EU to sanction 3 Iranians for human rights abuses

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EU to sanction 3 Iranians for human rights abuses

For the first time since 2013, the EU will impose travel bans and asset freezes on a number of Iranians accused of human rights abuses.

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

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Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

China sanctions UK figures over Xinjiang

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China sanctions UK figures over Xinjiang

On Friday China announced sanctions against nine UK individuals and four entities, saying they had "maliciously spread lies and disinformation" ...

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