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Saudi human rights defenders, Abdullah al-Hamid, Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani and Waleed Abu al-Khair, were announced Laureates of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize".

Comment: If a 'peace plan' does in fact exist, it will be rejected if it calls on Israel to make even the tiniest of concessions, writes Ali Adam

Thousands of Algeria ex-soldiers march on capital after clashes

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Thousands of Algeria ex-soldiers march on capital after clashes

Retired Algerian soldiers have long demanded authorities provide aid to troops disabled in conflict and benefits such as social housing and medical treatment.

Italy adopts decree making it easier to expel migrants

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Italy adopts decree making it easier to expel migrants

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini defended the new bill, calling it "a step forward to make Italy safer".

Furious with Israel, Russia gives Assad advanced <em>anti</em>-aircraft system

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Furious with Israel, Russia gives Assad advanced anti-aircraft system

The announcement follows the downing of a Russian plane in Syria that Moscow has placed sole blame on Israel.

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Iranian boy dies of wounds sustained in parade attack

Four-year-old Mohammad Taha has died at a hospital after he was wounded during Saturday’s terror attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

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US condemns Iran attack, denies accusation of involvement

The United States on Sunday condemned the deadly attack on a military parade in Iran but said the country's clerical rulers needed to look at ...

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Iran photojournalist hailed for 'bravely' covering parade attack

An image of an Iranian photojournalist covering an attack on a military parade has been widely published in domestic media and shared on social ...

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Another Swiss region votes overwhelming for 'burqa ban'

More than two-thirds of voters cast their ballots in favour of a ban on face coverings widely understood as targeting Muslim women who wear a ...

Rebel group cautiously accepts Moscow-Ankara Idlib deal

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Rebel group cautiously accepts Moscow-Ankara Idlib deal

The National Liberation Front said they accepted the deal as other rebel factions objected or have not commented on the terms.

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Italy releases Tunisian fishermen accused of smuggling migrants

Judges in Palermo ordered the immediate release of six Tunisian fishermen who were arrested on suspicion of smuggling migrants.

US, allied forces attacked in Somalia: Pentagon

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US, allied forces attacked in Somalia: Pentagon

Al-Shabaab militants attacked US and allied forces in Somalia on Saturday.

Inside the Nepal-Gulf human trafficking nexus

Pramod Acharya

Inside the Nepal-Gulf human trafficking nexus

Investigation: The slave trade for Nepalese women being trafficked to the Gulf has overtaken trafficking for India's sex trade, finds Pramod ...

UKIP leader unveils '<em>anti</em>-Islam' official party manifesto

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UKIP leader unveils 'anti-Islam' official party manifesto

All-Muslim prisons, enhanced screenings for migrants from 'Islamic countries' and a repeal of anti-discrimination laws signal UKIP's ...

Restating Orientalism: A welcome critique of Said's classic

Usman Butt

Restating Orientalism: A welcome critique of Said's classic

Book review: Edward Said revolutionised they we way think about representations of the Middle East, but he had little background in the study of ...

Muhammad Shehada

Hamas forced to adapt as Arab solidarity fades

Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad Shehada.

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Volkswagen denies US claims of pulling out of Iran

Despite remarks from the US ambassador, the German firm - who was set to start selling cars in Iran - said it had not reached a deal over US ...

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Volkswagen hits the brakes on business in Iran: Bloomberg

Volkswagen said it will end almost all business in Iran, bowing to American pressure stemming from the US rejection of the historic nuclear deal.

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Israel to present Moscow with findings on plane downing

The leader of the Israeli air force will travel to Moscow on Thursday to hand over the findings on the Russian plane downed by Syria on Tuesday.

Former Pakistan PM released from prison following court orders

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Former Pakistan PM released from prison following court orders

Nawaz Sharif, along with his daughter and son-in law, were driven away in an SUV as it was showered with rose petals in celebration.

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Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian ...

Thousands return to north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

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Thousands return to north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

The UN had warned that an all-out assault on the province where three million people live would trigger a humanitarian catastrophe and one of ...

The absent Arab

Ruby Hamad

The absent Arab

Comment: On screen, Arabs have either been absent or portrayed as villains, suggesting we are either terrible people, or we just don't exist, ...

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Sahar F. Aziz

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Comment: Pressuring universities to shut down activism when it challenges Israel's human rights record is turning our institutions into sites of ...

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