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The unnamed Palestinian man in Jerusalem has been detained by Israeli forces for 'inciting violence and terrorism' on social media.

The influx of Myanmar refugees to Bangladesh has come to a halt, Dhaka officials said on Saturday, which Rohingya Muslim leaders claim is because Rakhine State villages were now empty.

Abu Ghraib civil lawsuit moves forward in US court

Charlie Hoyle

Abu Ghraib civil lawsuit moves forward in US court

A civil lawsuit filed by three former Iraqi inmates who claim they were tortured by US military contractors at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison went before federal judge on Friday.

US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: <em>Amnesty</em>

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US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Sanaa last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 others - including five-year-old ...

Beirut participates in global day of concerts for refugees

Sarah Khalil

Beirut participates in global day of concerts for refugees

Mashrou' Leila, Chyno, Tanjaret Daghet, Jay Wud and Sand Moon play an intimate charity gig in a private home on Wednesday night, in support of ...

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Libya militia seeks legitimacy with GNA 'migrant deal'

A powerful militia known for human trafficking is seeking legitimacy from the Tripoli government in exchange for preventing migrant boats from leaving the country, a senior group member has said.

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

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The Iraq Report: Kurds take centre stage from IS

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Footage surfaces showing Libya's Haftar 'ordering war crimes'

A recently-issued ICC arrest warrant for a Libyan militia leader has raised questions about the possible involvement of the eastern commander ...

Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

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Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia has tied up defence agreement with the UK, just days after Gulf rival Qatar purchased fighter jets from the London.

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Hamas bows to pressure and pardons cancer stricken journalist

Diana Alghoul

Hamas bows to pressure and pardons cancer stricken journalist

Abu Samra's was in Jordan for medical treatment for cancer, when she was charged in absentia by Hamas. Today, the Gaza-based movement bowed to ...

Rights groups denounce Saudi 'crackdown on dissent'

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Rights groups denounce Saudi 'crackdown on dissent'

Rights groups have condemned a crackdown by Saudi authorities who have arrested dozens of people including prominent clerics in the ...

Majority of Canadians against selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

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Majority of Canadians against selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

A majority of Canadians disagree with their government's arms sales to Saudi Arabia over revelations that Riyadh used Canadian-made combat ...

Morocco urged to address torture allegations

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Morocco urged to address torture allegations

In-depth: Human rights groups say Moroccan police are still brutally dispersing demonstrations and torturing protesters in the Rif region, ...

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Execution looms for Saudi Shia youth 'tortured into confession'

Amnesty International has called on Saudi King Salman to quash the death sentence of a Saudi youth who was allegedly tortured and denied access to legal representation.

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'Release Nubian activists' Amnesty International tells Egypt

Amnesty International has urged Egypt to release 24 Nubian activists who were arrested for holding a protest demanding greater ...

Ylenia Gostoli

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

In-depth: The human rights activist was arrested under new laws that prevent criticism of the Palestinian Authority, the latest attempt to ...

Diana Alghoul

Israel 'kick-starting process to ban Amnesty International'

Amnesty Israel has refused to comment on the situation, citing that they do not respond to rumours or leaks

India's Rohingya refugees living in fear and squalor

Umer Beigh

India's Rohingya refugees living in fear and squalor

In-depth: We've been to New Delhi's refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims. This is what we saw.

The New Arab & agencies

Amnesty chief visits jailed Turkey director in prison

Amnesty International's head visited activists from the human rights group who have been detained since Turkish police raided a hotel ...

Nigeria claims Boko Haram plot thwarted, army dismisses criticism

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Nigeria claims Boko Haram plot thwarted, army dismisses criticism

Nigeria has claimed a spate of attacks plotted by Boko Haram have been foiled by security forces, as the army dismissed claims of a resurgence ...

US approves huge arms sale to Bahrain

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US approves huge arms sale to Bahrain

The US state department has approved a $3.8 billion arms sale to Bahrain, despite continued criticism of the Gulf regime due to gross human ...

Brussels prioritises trade with Egypt over Ibrahim Halawa's life

Sam Hamad

Brussels prioritises trade with Egypt over Ibrahim Halawa's life

Comment: Ibrahim Halawa was imprisoned in Cairo on sham charges and his trial was postponed 37 times, yet Dublin and Brussels still won't act, ...

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