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Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to buy $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from US companies, despite Washington's increasing criticism of its bombing campaign in Yemen.

Amnesty's Turkey chair Taner Kilic was detained in June on accusations of membership of the organisation led by the alleged mastermind of last year's failed coup, US-based Muslim cleric Gulen.

Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

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Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

Myanmar's draconian controls over its minority Rohingya Muslim population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of their mass exodus.

Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian denied presidential pardon

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Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian denied presidential pardon

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin denied a request from Elor Azaria to pardon the soldier over the killing of an injured Palestinian in March 2016.

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more ...

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, writes Tom Charles.

Kareem Chehayeb

New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

In-depth: Lebanon's new law on the prohibition of torture falls short of what's needed, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

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Mauritania anti-slavery blogger facing execution released on appeal

Mauritanian blogger Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir accused of blasphemy had his death penalty reduced to two years, after a case that has ...

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Iranian Arab activist gunned down in Netherlands

A suspect has been detained by Dutch police after the founder of an Iranian Arab separatist group was gunned down in The Hague on Wednesday.

Can Haftar be indicted for war crimes?

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Haftar be indicted for war crimes?

Comment: With the international community continuing to ignore allegations of Haftar's ongoing war crimes, will he ever see the inside ...

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Syrian refugees file war crime charges against Assad regime

Syrian refugees in Germany filed new criminal complaints on Wednesday accusing Bashar al-Assad's regime of war crimes and crimes against ...

British woman 'facing death' for taking painkillers to Egypt

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British woman 'facing death' for taking painkillers to Egypt

'She's like a zombie,' the Laura Plummer's brother has said.

Bahrain woman, relatives get three years for 'fake bomb'

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Bahrain woman, relatives get three years for 'fake bomb'

Hajar Mansoor Hassan, 49, her son Sayed Nizar Alwadaei, 18, and nephew Mahmood Marzouq, 30, were charged under Bahrain's counter-terrorism law ...

Human rights workers in 'Istanbul-11' case released on bail Human rights workers in 'Istanbul-11' case released on bail

Ylenia Gostoli

Human rights workers in 'Istanbul-11' case released on bail

Human rights workers detained by Turkey since July have been released on bail by a court in Istanbul after a 12-hour hearing.

Turkey court orders release of human rights activists Turkey court orders release of human rights activists

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Turkey court orders release of human rights activists

Eight human rights activists, on trial in Istanbul on "terror charges", have been released on bail, including Amnesty International's ...

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Turkey activists jailed in Amnesty case stand trial

Eleven human rights activists go on trial in Turkey on Wednesday on contested terrorism charges which rights groups say is a test case for Ankara’s judiciary.

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Amnesty accuses Algeria of 'illegal' mass expulsions

Algerian authorities have arrested and deported more than 2,000 sub-Saharan Africans to Niger and Mali in the past month, Amnesty ...

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Sisi in France: 'No political prisoners in Egypt'

Egypt's President Sisi is in Paris for his first meeting with French leader Macron, who is under pressure from rights groups to denounce Egypt's ...

Nayeem Rather

A Kashmiri mother's search for her 'disappeared' son

In-depth: When the Indian army abducted Parveena Ahanager's son, 27 years ago, she began a long and lonely journey for justice, reports Nayeem ...

Bahrain temporarily frees female activist detained on 'terrorism' charges

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Bahrain temporarily frees female activist detained on 'terrorism' charges

During her detention, there were concerns that activist Ebtisam al-Sayegh, who is facing "terrorism" charges, had been tortured and sexually ...

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Refugees 'live in squalor' in Greece as arrivals surge

Nearly two years since more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe thousands are still living in squalor after risking their ...

Iran drops execution for man who 'insulted' Prophet Mohammed

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Iran drops execution for man who 'insulted' Prophet Mohammed

Soheil Arabi was sentenced to death in August 2014 after allegedly defaming Islam’s Prophet Mohammed and the 12 holy Imams of Shia Islam on ...

UK prioritises trade over human rights in UAE

Joe Odell

UK prioritises trade over human rights in UAE

Comment: The UK government needs to apply more pressure on the UAE if it is to ever change its atrocious record on human rights, writes Joe ...

Shooting the messenger- India's war against Kashmiri journalists

Umar Lateef Misgar

Shooting the messenger- India's war against Kashmiri journalists

Journalists in Kashmir are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs, as the Indian state fears the bad publicity their work can bring.

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