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Workers endure the threat of abuses, including rape, in some countries, commonly Kuwait, to be able to send money home and support their families.

Comment: As we celebrate Hisham's release, it must also serve as a reminder of the thousands of forcibly disappeared young men across the country, writes Afrah Nasser.

Myanmar, Bangladesh strike deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees

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Myanmar, Bangladesh strike deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees

The deal hammered out this week applies to approximately 750,000 Rohingya who fled a brutal army campaign in Myanmar in two major outbreaks of violence since October 2016.

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered ...

#JusticeForZainab: Anger after child brutally raped, killed in Pakistan

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#JusticeForZainab: Anger after child brutally raped, killed in Pakistan

Zainab was last seen alive on CCTV footage being led away by an unknown man. Her family say Pakistani police were negligent in the little girl's ...

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Around 3,700 arrested during Iran protests: lawmaker

An Iranian lawmaker said some 3,700 people were arrested by security forces during several days of protests in the country, a far higher figure than previously revealed by authorities.

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Iran hangs man for rape and murder of child

Iran carried out the death penalty on a man convicted of raping and killing a child when he himself was a minor in a case that shook the nation.

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More than 250 refugees 'rescued in Mediterranean'

The Italian coastguard said it rescued some 255 migrants in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya overnight, just before a front of bad ...

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UN evacuates Libya refugees to Italy in historic first

Italy has evacuated scores of Yemeni, Somali, Ethiopian, and Eritrean refugees from Libya, which included families, single mothers, and ...

Kashmir's lone protester takes on Indian rule

Nayeem Rather

Kashmir's lone protester takes on Indian rule

Mass protests are not new to Kashmir, but one man is standing alone in Srinagar, reports Nayeem Rather.

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians in Gaza react to Trump's Jerusalem move

Gazans believe Palestinian leaders should look for alternative peace mediators, reports Rami Almeghari.

Myanmar army investigating mass grave in Rakhine State

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Myanmar army investigating mass grave in Rakhine State

A mass grave in northern Rakhine state will be investigated by Myanmar's army, who are accused of 'systematic killings and rape'.

Libyan coastguard rescues more than 250 migrants

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Libyan coastguard rescues more than 250 migrants

Migrants attempting to reach Italy have been intercepted by the Libyan coastguard, amid furore over plans to increase the Libyans' ...

John Travolta and US rapper Nelly visit Saudi Arabia John Travolta and US rapper Nelly visit Saudi Arabia

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John Travolta and US rapper Nelly visit Saudi Arabia

Rapper Nelly is performing at a men-only concert in Jeddah, while the American actor John Travolta gave a talk to fans in Riyadh.

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the ...

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MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in month of Myanmar violence

Thousands of Rohingya were shot, burned alive or beaten to death in the first month of a Myanmar military crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state, Doctors Without Borders said.

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Dubai man, 62, accused of raping domestic worker

A domestic worker of Filipino origin was allegedly raped by her 62-year-old employer in Dubai, according to a police report, raising concerns ...

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ICC: Failure to arrest Sudanese president undermines global justice

The ICC's prosecutor says failure to detain Bashir undermines the court, yet the tribunal refuses to issue arrest warrants for other leaders ...

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Sisi's prisons 'breeding ground' for radicalisation: former prisoner

Rights groups estimate political prisoners in Egypt to be around a staggering 60,000. The injustice in Egypt's prisons has left many seeking ...

Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

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Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration.

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Shocking new figures on violence against women in Morocco

A new report documents cases of gender based violence in Morocco, but are these figures just the tip of the iceberg?

#MeToo, say domestic workers in the Middle East

Rothna Begum

#MeToo, say domestic workers in the Middle East

Comment: While the #MeToo outcry is exposing sexual harassment mostly in the West, we must remember that abuse, often by employers, happens ...

Syrian boys in 'vicious cycle' of sex abuse: UN

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Syrian boys in 'vicious cycle' of sex abuse: UN

Syrian men and boys have suffered sexual violence in detention centres and checkpoints manned by armed factions – but also in countries hosting ...

Myanmar anger after Pope uses term 'Rohingya' in Bangladesh

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Myanmar anger after Pope uses term 'Rohingya' in Bangladesh

After the Pope avoided using the term Rohingya in his visit to Myanmar, there was a flurry of online anger when using the term in Bangladesh

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