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Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

Saudi Arabia has banned foreign shepherds from grazing livestock on its territory after a blockade on Qatar led to the deaths of hundreds of stranded camels last year.

Israel to deport French-US professor arrested at demo

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Israel to deport French-US professor arrested at demo

Israel will deport an American law professor who was arrested while taking part in a demonstration in a village east of Jerusalem.

Judge: US agents threatening Iraqi detainees in Michigan jail

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Judge: US agents threatening Iraqi detainees in Michigan jail

A federal judge has determined there is evidence to suggest immigration officials have been threatening Iraqi detainees at a Michigan jail and ...

Swede detained in UAE after 'drinking glass of wine'

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Swede detained in UAE after 'drinking glass of wine'

A Swedish woman was detained in a UAE 'hell hole' jail for drinking a glass of wine on her flight to the Gulf state.

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Swedish pro-Gaza ship activists deported from Israel

The UN and human rights groups have appealed to Israel to end the siege on Gaza, which has had a devastating impact on the two million Palestinians living there.

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Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya claims Canada arrested right-wing psychologist Jordan Peterson

A Saudi-owned news website has claimed Canadian authorities detained controversial psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson, amid a ...

Rana Allam

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Comment: The US sees fit to arm Sisi with more aid and weaponry, despite his regime's dismal human rights record and crackdown on civil ...

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Seized Gaza ship captain accuses Israel of breaking law

The captain of a Norwegian boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists en route to Gaza has accused Israeli authorities of violating the law by ...

Sweden proves no safe haven for Afghan refugees

Asher Kessler

Sweden proves no safe haven for Afghan refugees

Never mind the death threats, the Scandinavian country deems Afghanistan a 'safe' country to which rejected asylum seekers can be ...

Imogen Lambert

Radical tactics help abused migrant workers in Lebanon

A new social media group names and shames abusive employers to fight for justice for domestic workers in Lebanon, and to draw attention to the ...

Israel's ban on South African model follows apartheid playbook

Suraya Dadoo

Israel's ban on South African model follows apartheid playbook

Comment: Israel's ban on Shashi Naidoo entering the Occupied Palestinian Territories is eerily reminiscent of apartheid South Africa's siege ...

Turkey's President Erdogan rejects US sanctions threat over pastor

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Turkey's President Erdogan rejects US sanctions threat over pastor

Turkey has dismissed US threats over Pastor Andrew Brunson who could face 35 years in a Turkish prison if convicted of espionage.

Swedish young woman stops deportation with dramatic plane protest

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Swedish young woman stops deportation with dramatic plane protest

In a lone protest against the deportation, Elin Ersson live-streamed a tense standoff with other passengers and airline crew as she refused to ...

Anger as Lebanese authorities deport 'abused' Kenyan domestic worker

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Anger as Lebanese authorities deport 'abused' Kenyan domestic worker

Anti-kafala activists say the assault is "not an isolated nor singular account of unprovoked violence against a black migrant woman in Lebanon".

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Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

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Germany deports 'Osama bin Laden's bodyguard' to Tunisia

The Tunisian man was deported on Friday, more than a decade after his asylum bid was first rejected.

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Saudi gym worker sacked after flexing biceps to women

Saudi authorities have reportedly shut down a gym after images circulated online showing an employee 'displaying his muscles' in front of women.

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Nigerian woman deported from Israel after children imprisoned

Nigerian mother 'Marcy' says she entered Israel to get medical treatment for her son, which is not available in Nigeria.

Bahrain's top Shia cleric leaves to UK for treatment

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Bahrain's top Shia cleric leaves to UK for treatment

Bahrain's top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim left Manama for treatment in London on Monday following a deterioration in his health.

Vicki Squire

Asylum processing centres would merely mask EU migration failings

Comment: So long as the testimonies of people on the move are ignored, the EU will continue to struggle with a crisis of its own making, writes ...

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Nicholas Frakes

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Society: Demonstrators marched in Lebanon calling for the protection of rights for domestic workers, who face increasing abuse by employers and ...

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

CJ Werleman

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

Comment: On the front lines of some of today's worst human rights abuses are the three white settler colonial states; the United States, ...

Israel's deportation of African migrants 'cruel and illegal': Amnesty

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Israel's deportation of African migrants 'cruel and illegal': Amnesty

Amnesty found Eritrean and Sudanese nationals have been subjected to prolonged detention and violations of their basic human rights in Israel.

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