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Torture survivor calls on UK to end Bahrain support

10 March, 2016

Isa Haider Alaali is campaigning to restrict arms sales to states which use them to silence dissent or stoke sectarian fears, reports Patrick Atack.

Alan Rickman and the pro-Palestinian play

15 January, 2016

Alan Rickman who died on Thursday directed a pro-Palestine play 'My Name is Rachel Corrie' telling the story of an American student killed by an Israeli bulldozer.

24 million children without education due to conflict

15 January, 2016

Around 40 percent of children across Middle East and North Africa's 'crisis zones' are being denied their right to education due to ongoing war and violence.

Jordanian film Theeb nominated for an Oscar

14 January, 2016

The Jordanian production Theeb has been nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.

Five years since Ben Ali fled: Tunisians react

14 January, 2016

As Tunisia celebrates the fifth anniversary of the removal of Zine El Abedine Ben Ali, many are remembering the critical moment of the revolution that began the Arab Spring.

Egypt arrests Facebook users as revolution anniversary approaches

14 January, 2016

Egyptian forces have arrested the administrators of 47 Facebook pages that they say are run by the banned Muslim Brotherhood group

Cafe hit in Paris' 13 November attacks to reopen

13 January, 2016

The Carillon, one of several bars and cafes targeted by terrorists in November, will reopen on Wednesday afternoon.

Qatar announces 50 percent discount on unpaid traffic fines

12 January, 2016

Blog: Got a fine in 2015? You can pay it off at half price, as transport officials try to claw back lost revenue from unpaid penalties.

Pardoned by the emir: Expats leave Qatari prisons

11 January, 2016

Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani has pardoned 50 foreigners held in Qatar's jails, as part of an annual attempt to maintain good relations with the overseas worker community.

US releases another high-profile Guantanamo prisoner without charge

08 January, 2016

Faez Mohammed al-Kandari has been held prisoner at Guantanamo Bay for 13 years, but now will return home to Kuwait after the US decided to release him without charge.

French president announces up to 2,000 new anti-terror jobs

07 January, 2016

One year on after gunmen attacked the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, France has created thousands of new security jobs to 'strengthen the force' of the anti-terror fight.

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