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Critics have pointed towards the UAE's improper use of the Interpol system to find wanted individuals abroad with no real intention of extraditing them.

Saudi Arabia has been rattled by a shocking video showing a member of the royalty family beating compatriots and threatening to kill one.

HRW urges action after discovery of Mosul execution site

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HRW urges action after discovery of Mosul execution site

Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi authorities to hold its forces accountable for reported abuses and extrajudicial killings in West Mosul.

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Sam Hamad

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

#StopArmingIsrael: Activists close down UK Israel weapons factory

Diana Alghoul

#StopArmingIsrael: Activists close down UK Israel weapons factory

In-depth: Names of the children who died during the 2014 massacre were tied onto the gates, and coffins with photos of every single child killed ...

Paul McLoughlin

Lebanese authorities clamp down on Syrian refugee campaign

In-depth: Protests organised by Syrian refugee solidarity campaigners, and a rival pro-army demonstration, have both been banned by Lebanese authorities with fears tensions could erupt between the two sides.

Sam Hamad

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

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Prisoner aid cut 'could trigger Palestinian crisis'

For Palestinians, these payments are a key source of income for families who have in many cases lost their main breadwinner.

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Marking Bosnia massacre, Yazidis demand genocide recognition

Yazidis from Iraq on Tuesday joined commemorations in Bosnia for the 1995 massacre of thousands of Muslims, calling for IS atrocities against ...

Syrian activists launch hunger strike for tortured Lebanon detainees

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Syrian activists launch hunger strike for tortured Lebanon detainees

A group of Syrian activists from across the world have started a hunger strike demanding Beirut investigates the killing of refugees in Lebanese ...

Shams Al-Shakarchi

These Middle Eastern countries still criminalise homosexuality

As Londoners on Saturday marked 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, same-sex relationships in some countries in the Middle ...

South Sudan political prisoner amnesty essential before peace talks

Robert Cusack

South Sudan political prisoner amnesty essential before peace talks

The Japanese ambassador lobbied for the release of rebel prisoners to help move peace talks along on Wednesday.

Palestinian women complain of <em>abuse</em> in Israeli prisons

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Palestinian women complain of abuse in Israeli prisons

Women prisoners report physical abuse, solitary confinement, beatings, fines and the denial of food and visits.

UAE hunger strike prisoner's health 'rapidly declining'

Diana Alghoul

UAE hunger strike prisoner's health 'rapidly declining'

Imran al-Radwan began his hunger strike on 25 May after allegedly being sexually assaulted by prison guards

Blaming the rescuers: EU policy lets refugees drown

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Teresa Vinni

Blaming the rescuers: EU policy lets refugees drown

Claiming NGOs colluded with human-traffickers on the Mediterranean fuelled neo-Nazi operations to hijack life-saving efforts, report Mohammed ...

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Stigma keeps drug addicts quiet in Gaza Strip

In the Gaza Strip, the tiny Palestinian territory sandwiched between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean and ravaged by three wars in a decade, drug abuse is often a hidden problem.

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UAE 'transferred Yemen terror suspects to secret Eritrean prison'

Two investigations uncovered cases of 'torture and forced disappearances' by UAE forces in Yemen, a leading human rights group has said.

Robert Cusack

UAE prisoner 'on 40th day' of hunger strike

Radwan originally started the hunger strike in protest against enforced strip searches in the prison and has continued despite threats of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian, Sudanese refugees already suffering from Trump's travel ban

The reinstatement of the so-called Muslim ban is shattering the hopes of refugees fleeing conflicts in Syria and Sudan who were so close to ...

France under Macron still indulges Egypt's harsh repression

Joe Stork

France under Macron still indulges Egypt's harsh repression

Comment: Macron may be a fresh new face, but if cabinet ministers' visits to Cairo are any indication, we seem set for the same indulgence of ...

The New Arab

UK charity reports rise in Islamophobic abuse against children

Children as young as nine have been called 'terrorists' in the UK, with bullied schoolkids resorting to self-harm in the face of intense ...

Istanbul's Gay Pride presses ahead despite ban

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Istanbul's Gay Pride presses ahead despite ban

Istanbul's Gay Pride parade went ahead on Sunday, a day after officials in Turkey's largest city banned it, citing safety and public order ...

Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists

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Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists

In a key step toward reform, the kingdom is now poised to abolish a provision that exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim

Academics protest after murder of Algerian professor

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Academics protest after murder of Algerian professor

Standing in front of the higher education ministry, waving banners and chanting slogans, the academics condemned the rising cases of ...

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