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Saudi political detainees on hunger strike against 'inhumane imprisonment'

Karim Traboulsi

Saudi political detainees on hunger strike against 'inhumane imprisonment'

Saudi prisoners of conscience led by imprisoned prominent human rights activist Dr. Abdullah al-Hamid, have declared a hunger strike to protest their unjust detention for merely calling for reform.

Date of publication: 18 February, 2019

Deadly twin bomb attack strikes Syria's Idlib, multiple fatalities

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Deadly twin bomb attack strikes Syria's Idlib, multiple fatalities

The first blast was caused by a bomb planted under a car in the main city of the Idlib region. After ambulances arrived, a motorcycle bomb then detonated.

Islamic State group fighters 'refuse to surrender to SDF'

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Islamic State group fighters 'refuse to surrender to SDF'

Islamic State fighters trapped in Baghouz and under siege by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are refusing to surrender as it makes ...

Yemen’s warring parties reach initial agreement on Hodeida pullout

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Yemen’s warring parties reach initial agreement on Hodeida pullout

Both the Iran-linked Houthis and Saudi-backed government forces have agreed to ...

EU, US clash over citizens who fought with IS

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EU, US clash over citizens who fought with IS

France and Germany have rejected US President Trump's demand that EU countries take back alleged Islamic State-group fighters, which Germany called "extraordinarily difficult".

Seven MPs quit UK Labour Party 'over Brexit, anti-Semitism'

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Seven MPs quit UK Labour Party 'over Brexit, anti-Semitism'

Seven MPs split from Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Monday saying that the party leadership’s failures over Brexit and anti-Semitism in the party had left them no choice.

US 'to abandon Kurds' if they work with Assad

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US 'to abandon Kurds' if they work with Assad

Commander of the US led coalition in Syria, LaCamera said "No" outright when asked if the US would continue to support the SDF if it allied with Assad.

Saudi Arabia denies having role in Iran bus attack

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Saudi Arabia denies having role in Iran bus attack

A suicide bomber struck soldiers from Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards last week in the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan ...

Polish PM cancels Israel visit as Holocaust row escalates

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Polish PM cancels Israel visit as Holocaust row escalates

Warsaw has warned it may pull out of a summit in Jerusalem this week following uproar over comments by Netanyahu and Israel's foreign minister ...

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Civilians killed in Idlib as regime continues truce violations

Women were killed in Idlib province as the Syrian regime continued to bombard the area, violating a de-escalation agreement signed last year.

19 Palestinians and Israeli soldier wounded in Gaza protests

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19 Palestinians and Israeli soldier wounded in Gaza protests

Nineteen Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were wounded during protests in Gaza.

US army says still helping Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

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US army says still helping Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

An American army general told AFP the US is still supporting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

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Hamas takes control of Gaza goods crossing with Israel

Hamas retook control of Kerem Abu Salem crossing with Israel after previously handing the PA control.

SDF forces agree truce with IS in Deir ez-Zour

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SDF forces agree truce with IS in Deir ez-Zour

A truce between SDF forces and IS has been reached in Deir ez-Zour, east Syria.

Assad tells Kurds US will not protect them

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Assad tells Kurds US will not protect them

Bashar al-Assad tells Kurds in Syria that the US will not protect them against a Turkish offensive.

Saudi Arabia defends controversial 'women-tracking' app following global uproar

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Saudi Arabia defends controversial 'women-tracking' app following global uproar

Critics have said the free Absher app enables abuse against women and girls in Saudi Arabia by allowing men to track their movements.

Saudi crown prince makes bid to buy Manchester United

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Saudi crown prince makes bid to buy Manchester United

Mohammed bin Salman was rumoured to be attempting to buy Manchester United last year but the deal stalled after the crown prince was linked to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Iran summons Pakistan ambassador following militant attack

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Iran summons Pakistan ambassador following militant attack

Tehran has blamed Pakistan for an attack on Iranian soldiers which left 27 soldiers dead.

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