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Already eight million of Yemen's 28 million population is on the brink of famine in what the UN calls the "world's worst humanitarian crisis".

Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia of attempting to shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, where it is leading a coalition battling Houthi rebels.

Saudi coalition air strike kills civilians in central Yemen

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Saudi coalition air strike kills civilians in central Yemen

The UN has described the situation in Yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Israeli-backed massacre of Palestinian refugees remembered 36 years later

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Israeli-backed massacre of Palestinian refugees remembered 36 years later

On 16 September, Lebanese Phalange militiamen stormed the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps and began a massacre which killed up to 3,500 ...

IS ambush kills 21 Syrian regime fighters in Suweida

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IS ambush kills 21 Syrian regime fighters in Suweida

The attack late on Monday in Syria's southern province of Suweida came as US-backed forces advanced against the militants on the border with ...

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US citizen jailed in Egypt goes on hunger strike

A US citizen, who an Egyptian court sentenced to 15 years in prison in a mass trial, has gone on hunger strike in protest of 'injustice and maltreatment'.

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UN blasts 75 death sentences in Egypt

Egyptian courts have sentenced hundreds to death since the ouster of the Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

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Egypt sentences 75 to death over Rabaa protests

The case relates to the 2013 Rabaa massacre that left nearly 1,000 dead. No police have been brought to account for opening fire on protesters.

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Egyptian photojournalist to be released after five years' imprisonment

However Shawkan will be subjected to "police observation", meaning he will have to appear at a police station every day at sunset for the next ...

Saudi Arabia, UAE to shoot up GCC military spending

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Saudi Arabia, UAE to shoot up GCC military spending

A spike in military spending by Saudi Arabia and the UAE would result in an expected $100 billion to be spent on defence by the GCC in 2019 ...

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The West's love affair with Saudi Arabia must end

Comment: The West must stop turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses and take a more harsh approach towards ...

South Sudan court charges soldiers for raping, shooting workers

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South Sudan court charges soldiers for raping, shooting workers

Ten South Sudanese soldiers were charged with the gang rape of at least five international aid workers, along with murder charges.

Spain cancels bomb sales to Saudi Arabia

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Spain cancels bomb sales to Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International says Spain is one of biggest arms exporters to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi government prosecutors demand 'death penalty' for moderate cleric

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Saudi government prosecutors demand 'death penalty' for moderate cleric

Saudi Arabia's prosecutor, which represents the Riyadh government, has leveled 37 counts against moderate cleric Salman al-Awdah, and called for ...

Iranian <em>rights</em> activists join in hunger strike behind bars

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Iranian rights activists join in hunger strike behind bars

Renowned Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh goes on hunger strike in solidarity with detained Farhad Meysami, as she ...

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Israeli farmers to file 'war crimes' complaint against Hamas

Israeli farmers accuse Hamas leaders of issuing "orders" to Palestinians to deliberately set fire to fields in southern Israel.

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Strike on Yemen bus apparent war crime: rights group

An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition that killed dozens of children in Yemen last month is an "apparent war crime", Human ...

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US lawmakers urge sanctions over China's Muslim internment camps

China has denied allegations that one million of its mostly Muslim Uighur minority are being held in internment camps.

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Saudi-led coalition rejects UN's Yemen 'war crimes' report

In their first report released on Tuesday, a team of UN-mandated investigators said all parties in Yemen's bloody conflict have committed a ...

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition fails to curb violations

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Yemen: Saudi-led coalition fails to curb violations

Comment: Saudi investigations into alleged war crimes in Yemen lack credibility, and leave victims without redress, says Human ...

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'No war without collateral damage', says Saudi-led coalition

Saudi-led coalition spokesperson Turki al-Maliki accused the UN of 'biased' reports on airstrikes that allegedly killed dozens of children in ...

Houthi missiles target Saudi soldier gatherings along border

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Houthi missiles target Saudi soldier gatherings along border

The Houthi rebel group shot two Zelzal-1 missiles targeting 'gatherings of Saudi soldiers' in Jizan and Najran, al-Masirah TV said in a tweet on ...

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen

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Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen

A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed while fighting Houthi rebels alongside government forces in Yemen’s Marib.

Saudi-led coalition 'covering up' war crimes in Yemen

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Saudi-led coalition 'covering up' war crimes in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition's investigations into alleged war crimes in Yemen lack credibility and have failed to end deadly attacks against ...

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