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A leading international rights group has slammed the Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented and vicious' crackdown on activists in the kingdom, as the crown prince presents cosmetic reforms.

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, writes Wilson Dizard.

US urges Kenya to investigate South Sudan investments

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US urges Kenya to investigate South Sudan investments

The United States has said that Kenya should investigate investments made by South Sudanese elites in the east African country.

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam ...

HRW: Israel committing war crimes in Gaza

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HRW: Israel committing war crimes in Gaza

Human Rights Watch says Israeli officials who authorised the use of live ammunition against Palestinians who ...

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UN votes on resolution blaming Israel for Gaza massacre

Staunch Israel ally the US has called a UN resolution criticising the deadly use of force against Gazans as "fundamentally imbalanced" for not mentioning Hamas.

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Egypt prosecutor accuses dozens of conspiring to topple regime

Dozens of people in Egypt have been accused of attempting to topple Sisi's regime.

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Saudi Arabia arrests woman for sympathising with feminist activists

Mayya al-Zahrani was arrested hours after posting comments on the arrest of a fellow female activist, a worrying show of Saudi online ...

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Eritrean ICE detainee commits suicide during Egypt transit

An Eritrean man who was being deported back to the East African state has committed suicide during transit in Egypt.

How the 1967 Naksa changed the game for Palestine

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

How the 1967 Naksa changed the game for Palestine

Comment: The illegal occupation of Palestinian land in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem continues to this day, writes Tamara Kharroub.

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Syria extends deadline for property confiscation law following uproar

A controversial new property law was announced in April, which would give the Syrian regime the right to seize property from refugees living ...

Manchester campaigners 'name street' after jailed Emirati activist

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Manchester campaigners 'name street' after jailed Emirati activist

Supporters of jailed Emirati human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, held a 'street renaming' ceremony in Manchester on Thursday, ...

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

It is the second significant government change since the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king, as heir to the region's most ...

Cancer patient 'tortured, chained to bed' in UAE prison

Diana Alghoul

Cancer patient 'tortured, chained to bed' in UAE prison

Cancer patient Alia Abdulnoor has been left to die in isolation, chained to a hospital bed, after being subjected to extreme forms of torture ...

UAE activist sentenced to 10 years for online posts

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UAE activist sentenced to 10 years for online posts

Leading Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined one million dirhams by an appeals ...

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Israel approves 2,000 new settlement homes, says NGO

Nearly 700 settlement units have been given final approval by Israel, with more than a thousand more passing the first planning stage, as illegal settlements on Palestinian lands continue.

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Tunisia begins first post-revolution human rights trial

Tunisia has started the trial of former dictator Ben Ali and 13 other officials accused of human rights abuses.

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Israeli banks profit from illegal West Bank settlements: HRW

Israeli banks are providing services to home buyers and local councils supporting illegal West Bank settlements, Human Rights ...

Amelia Smith

In Sisi's Egypt, collective punishment tears entire families apart

Comment: The authoritarian Egyptian state is imprisoning and punishing family members of of political prisoners, writes Amelia Smith.

Seven killed in failed escape at Iraqi Kurdistan prison

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Seven killed in failed escape at Iraqi Kurdistan prison

An Arab inmate held on terror charges set a prison cell on fire to cover up a foiled breakout attempt, leaving seven dead and 12 injured.

Muhammad Shehada

Why my friends are breaching Gaza's separation fence

For most Gazans the separation line perfectly embodies Israeli oppression and the hardship living in what a former British prime minister called ...

Why Gazans are breaching the separation fence

Muhammad Shehada

Why Gazans are breaching the separation fence

For most Gazans the separation line perfectly embodies Israeli oppression and the hardship living in what a former British prime minister called ...

Renowned Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested in media crackdown

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Renowned Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested in media crackdown

Wael Abbas, an internationally renowned online activist known for his criticism of the Egyptian regime, has been detained in the latest ...

Journalist covering Egypt's Sinai gets 10-year jail sentence

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Journalist covering Egypt's Sinai gets 10-year jail sentence

An Egyptian military court has jailed a freelance journalist for spreading false news and joining an outlawed group.5

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