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Turkish security forces have re-arrested two activists previously detained but then released in a controversial case which has seen Germany lambaste the country's human rights record.

A Cairo criminal court has sentenced 28 people to death over the 2015 killing of Egypt's notorious head prosecutor, with the death penalty approved by the country's top religious authority.

The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

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The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Berlin summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

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Berlin summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

Relations between Turkey and Germany, home to three million ethnic Turks, have been badly strained, particularly since the failed coup attempt a ...

Palestine activists in Canada battle Israeli settlement wines

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Palestine activists in Canada battle Israeli settlement wines

In-depth: Vintages produced in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land must not be labelled 'Product of Israel', activists argue.

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Turkey court rules to keep rights activists in custody

The detention has sparked international alarm and amplified fears of declining freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Jailed Turkish rights activists testify before prosecutors

Ten Turkish human rights activists appeared before a court in Istanbul on Monday in a case Amnesty International criticised as ...

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Italy's refugee plans 'threaten thousands of lives', say charities

Humanitarian groups have warned that Italy's proposed 'code of conduct' for rescuers searching the Mediterranean for stranded migrants could ...

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Saudi police kill 'wanted terrorist' in restive Shia province

Police in Saudi Arabia killed a suspected "terrorist" late on Friday, one of nine wanted by authorities over attacks on security forces in the ...

Algeria's anti-immigrant hysteria is hiding government failings

Yasmina Allouche

Algeria's anti-immigrant hysteria is hiding government failings

Comment: Control of the situation lies in legalising the presence of sub-Saharan migrants in Algeria, writes Yasmina Allouche.

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US Occupy activist killed fighting IS in Raqqa

Two Americans were killed in consecutive days in Syria's Raqqa while fighting with Kurdish militias engaged in a battle with IS.

Iraq continues Mosul 'mop up' despite human rights concerns

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Iraq continues Mosul 'mop up' despite human rights concerns

Iraqi troops are clearing the last pockets of IS resistance in Mosul as human rights groups paint a chilling picture of Baghdad's assault on the ...

Civilian deaths soar in Iraq, Syria: monitoring group

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Civilian deaths soar in Iraq, Syria: monitoring group

The US-led coalition attacking the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed as many as 744 civilians in June, an independent monitor has ...

Uyghur students in hiding in Egypt speak out

Emanuel Stoakes

Uyghur students in hiding in Egypt speak out

In-depth: Uyghur Muslims seeking refuge in Cairo are being forced to return to China, while others have gone into hiding, fearing persecution - ...

Why don't Egypt's democrats 'play politics'?

Sara Khorshid

Why don't Egypt's democrats 'play politics'?

Comment: The potential repercussions of opposing the regime are just too dangerous, writes Sara Khorshid.

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The Iraq Report: Victory amid the rubble of Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to a special edition of The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq.

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Saudi Arabia executes four 'terrorism' convicts in Qatif

Saudi Arabia has executed four people convinced of terrorism in the Shia majority eastern province of Qatif, the interior ministry has said.

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Footage shows Saudi blogger Raif Badawi being flogged

New video footage of jailed blogger Raif Badawi being flogged by authorities in Saudi Arabia was posted online on Monday.

Charlie Hoyle

Battle for Mosul: Death toll 'may never be known'

In-depth: Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition backing them likely violated international humanitarian law in the battle for Mosul, ...

Refugees riot as tensions in Greek camps boil over

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Refugees riot as tensions in Greek camps boil over

The pressure building on refugees stuck on Greek islands was bound to show eventually, reports Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

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Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul​

Iraq's prime minister declared victory over the Islamic State group after security forces ended the militants' rule in the city of Mosul.

Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years imprisonment

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Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years imprisonment

The prominent Bahraini activist has been sentenced on Monday to two years in prison - a verdict that rights groups say is part of a years-long ...

Britain's arms-sales to Saudis 'lawful' despite Yemen atrocities: court

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Britain's arms-sales to Saudis 'lawful' despite Yemen atrocities: court

A court has ruled UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are "lawful" and can continue, despite concerns over indiscriminate attacks on civilians in ...

Outrage as young Emirati arrested over 'sympathy' with Qatar

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Outrage as young Emirati arrested over 'sympathy' with Qatar

The arrest of young Emirati activist Ghanem Abdullah Mattar by UAE authorities for allegedly expressing sympathy with Qatar over the recent ...

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