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Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive climate, writes Mohamed el-Meshad.

A Turkish court handed down suspended sentences to three academics on Friday for signing a 2016 petition calling for an end to violence against Kurds.

Turkey pro-Kurdish leader goes on trial over 'terror' links

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Turkey pro-Kurdish leader goes on trial over 'terror' links

Selahattin Demirtas of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), was first detained in November last year in a crackdown under the state of emergency that followed the 2016 failed coup.

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

Comment: For Assad's regime, doubt is a political necessity, writes Idrees Ahmad.

Loubna Mrie

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Comment: Western media tends to portray fighting in Syria as between Assadists and jihadists, but the revolutionaries resisting both sides must not be forgotten, writes Loubna Mrie.

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Rights groups call on UAE to free Ahmed Mansoor

A coalition of activists and public intellectuals called for the immediate and unconditional release of Emirati poet and activist, Ahmed Mansoor ...

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'Knives Out' as Radiohead defy BDS with Israel concert

UK alternative band Radiohead will defy calls for a cultural boycott on Israel and play a gig in Tel Aviv next month.

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Harvard professor suggests whitewashing Israel crimes with 'Jewish power'

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz justified calls for right-wing ultra-Zionist Jews to intimidate US institutions into supporting ...

<em>Chomsky</em> and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

Comment: In Chomsky's hierarchy of concerns, it seems a westerner's right to deny genocide is more sacrosanct than a Syrian's right to life and ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

Comment: Chomsky cites Postol because he is a man with credentials, giving conspiracy theories a veneer of scientific plausibility, ...

Gaza's first English library to open window to world

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Gaza's first English library to open window to world

English literature graduate Mossab Abu Toha is crowd-funding Gaza's first English library and hopes to read his way out of the reality of ...

Are Israel supporters accelerating its moral degeneration?

Paul Monaghan

Are Israel supporters accelerating its moral degeneration?

Comment: The seeds of peace will only grow when communities have the opportunity to talk and work together, writes MP Paul Monaghan.

Hillary 'wanted to rig 2006 Palestinian elections' against Hamas

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Hillary 'wanted to rig 2006 Palestinian elections' against Hamas

In an audio recorded in 2006, the US presidential hopeful is heard regretting not plotting against victory by Hamas in Palestinian general ...

Canadian professor hospitalised after prolonged detention in Iran

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Canadian professor hospitalised after prolonged detention in Iran

The family of a Canadian-Irish professor detained by Iran have expressed serious concerns about her health, urging Ireland which maintains ...

Andrew Leber and Nicholas Morley

Peripheral visions: US third parties and their foreign policies

Comment: While a spirit of isolationism runs deep in America's political DNA, the ideas of Jill Stein and Gary Johnson ignore Washington's global responsibilities, write Andrew Leber and Nick Morley.

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

The BDS movement and the US media battle

Comment: The movement to boycott Israeli goods must fight against a mainstream media set to demonise its activists, writes Tamara Kharroub.

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Why has Iran jailed Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar?

Iranian officials have reportedly charged an Iranian-Canadian academic and two other dual Iranian nationals

Nick Rodrigo

Post-Brexit: More UK arms sales to the Middle East?

Comment: Brexit paves the way to an unfettered flow of arms, and leaves Britain looking to make new deals in order to reinforce its waning ...

Court frees Turkish academics pending possible fresh charges

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Court frees Turkish academics pending possible fresh charges

A Turkish court freed four academics from high-security prisons who are on trial for spreading 'terrorist propaganda' as prosecutors seek to ...

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Revealing the real face of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate

A 'documentary' released by al-Nusra Front has revealed the faces of key leaders in the Syrian jihadi group for the first time, although there's ...

What follows the Kurdish curfews?

Yvo Fitzherbert

What follows the Kurdish curfews?

Comment: Seizing the corpses of civilians killed during curfews in south-east Turkey allows Ankara to tell the world they were 'terrorists', ...

Turkey detains dozens of academics over pro-Kurdish petition

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Turkey detains dozens of academics over pro-Kurdish petition

Turkish police arrested dozens of academics who denounced military operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey, with the move ...

Three children among dead following Kurdish bombing in Turkey

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Three children among dead following Kurdish bombing in Turkey

Kurdish rebels detonated a car bomb at a police station in southeastern Turkey, firing rockets and rifles at survivors, killing six people ...

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