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Washington puts the toll at just over 1,000, but rights groups say the artificially low number of deaths is due to poor reporting procedures.

Palestinian farmers from villages close to the occupied city of Jenin have been protesting Israeli measures to block their harvest.

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 Acharya.

Japan kick-starts electricity project in Palestine's Nablus

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Japan kick-starts electricity project in Palestine's Nablus

The new Tokyo-funded project launched in occupied Nablus is set to provide 2,400 Palestinians (450 households) with electricity.

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 ...

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Face veil ban up for regional vote in Switzerland

A second Swiss state is to vote over whether to ban face coverings in public, amid criticism from left-wing groups over the implications of the new law.

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Israel releases Palestinian poet jailed for 'online incitement'

Dareen Tatour who was charged with incitement to violence for posting a poem online calling Palestinians to 'resist', was released on Thursday.

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WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for 'another payday'

Saudi Arabia will be the venue for another, little-known wrestling tournament from the WWE franchise.

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Members of Yemen's Bahai minority could face death penalty

Two dozens members of Yemen's Bahai minority could be executed, following 'trumped up charges' by rebels in control of the capital, Amnesty has ...

Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

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Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

Medical workers in Idlib demonstrated against the targeting of hospitals by regime forces.

James J. Zogby

Trump cannot erase the Palestinian right to return

Comment: In threatening to take the Palestinian right of return off the table, Trump is aligning himself with some of Israel's worst human ...

How British Muslim <em>women</em> are taking back their narrative

Sadek Hamid

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Comment: A new generation of British Muslim women is shaping profound changes within Muslim communities and challenging lazy ...

Two Palestinians shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

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Two Palestinians shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

A 14-year-old was among two people shot dead by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry said.

UN report proves Israel's brutal occupation on Palestine: minister

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UN report proves Israel's brutal occupation on Palestine: minister

A report by UNCTAD has proven that Israel's occupation in the West Bank and siege on Gaza is stunting Palestinian development, Palestine's ...

Netanyahu spokesman 'takes leave' after 12 sex misconduct accusations

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Netanyahu spokesman 'takes leave' after 12 sex misconduct accusations

David Keyes was notably accused in recent days of sexual assault by Julia Salazar, a candidate for the New York state senate in the United ...

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Gaza situation 'catastrophic' amid deepening aid cuts: UN

"The situation in Gaza is becoming less and less livable," said Isabelle Durant, the deputy head of the United Nations development agency (UNCTAD).

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Morocco introduces law to combat violence against women

A law to combat violence against women in Morocco entered into force Wednesday, following years of heated debate and after thousands ...

Sophia Akram

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 the kingdom, writes ...

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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.

Iran detains husband of jailed rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

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Iran detains husband of jailed rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Reza Khandan had raised concerns on social media about human rights violations in Iran, including the detention of activists and the prosecution ...

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Iran launches crackdown on women's rights activists

Iran's regime has launched a crackdown on human rights campaigners, with women's rights activists a key target in the arrests, according to ...

Two <em>women</em> caned in Malaysia for lesbian sex

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Two women caned in Malaysia for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned on Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of the country's strict Islamic laws.

Yemen anti-war activists block Boeing facility with school bus

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Yemen anti-war activists block Boeing facility with school bus

A Boeing facility was the target of protesters on Monday who used a school bus to demonstrate in solidarity with the people of Yemen.

UK media regulator bans 'Saudi propaganda' on British television

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UK media regulator bans 'Saudi propaganda' on British television

Saudi Arabia will no longer be allowed to air advertisements promoting its 'reform' programme across British television and radio stations, ...

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