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Canada calls out human rights abuses in China, where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained in internment camps.

The PMF was instrumental in fighting the Islamic State group, but the Shia militia appears now to be fighting a sectarian insurgency for demographic change in eastern Iraq.

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

James Reinl

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

What to expect this week from the UN podium and the from the private side meetings - where the real deals are always made.

Saudis trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

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Saudis trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

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

Canada parliament declares treatment of Rohingya as genocide

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Canada parliament declares treatment of Rohingya as genocide

Canadian lawmakers have unanimously declared the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as an act of genocide.

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Iranian-backed paramilitary leader Hadi al-Ameri withdraws candidacy for PM

Hadi al-Ameri, head of a leading Iraqi Shia miltia, has withdrawn his candidacy for the post of prime mininster, easing the political crisis in Iraq.

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HSBC 'making a killing' from Israeli military

HSBC has been targeted by activists in the UK over its links to weapon makers arming Israel.

Charlie Hoyle

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 ...

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 ...

Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel jostle for position at the top of the Conservative government's list of ideal trading partners, writes Jonathan ...

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US mulls sanctions on China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

Sanctions reportedly being sought by lawmakers would target Chinese companies involved in building detention camps and creating surveillance ...

Another Kashmiri journalist jailed for reporting on militants

Aamir Ali Bhat

Another Kashmiri journalist jailed for reporting on militants

Aasif Sultan has been detained since the end of August after writing a profile of an armed rebel commander, reports Aamir Ali Bhat.

The West's love affair with Saudi Arabia must end

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 ...

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury erupts as protesters killed

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury erupts as protesters killed

Our latest roundup from Iraq focuses on the violent crackdown on protests in Basra

Netanyahu warmly welcomes controversial Philippines' leader Duterte to Israel

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Netanyahu warmly welcomes controversial Philippines' leader Duterte to Israel

Netanyahu extended a warm welcome to Duterte on Monday, despite being criticized for embracing a leader accused of human ...

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

Reese Erlich

Trump's failures in Afghanistan

Comment: Since Trump came to power, the US has only intensified its air war in Afghanistan, writes Reese Erlich.

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Iraq PM sacks paramilitary chief who joined pro-Iranian bloc

Iraq's Prime Minister has sacked the head of the powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force after he joined a rival political alliance.

CJ Werleman

It's time Australia faced up to its shameful Islamophobia

Comment: In today's Australia, Islamophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria are increasingly mainstream attitudes, writes CJ Werleman.

UN's Yemen war crimes report 'very concerning': US

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UN's Yemen war crimes report 'very concerning': US

The UN found "little evidence" of any attempt by parties to Yemen's conflict to minimise civilian casualties.

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US Rohingya findings 'consistent' with UN report

While not explicitly referencing genocide, US ambassador to the UN said that the State Department investigation findings on the Myanmar ...

All sides possibly committed war crimes in Yemen: UN

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All sides possibly committed war crimes in Yemen: UN

UN investigators said all sides in Yemen's deadly conflict may have committed war crimes.

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition fails to curb violations

Human Rights Watch

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 ...

Israel throws dozens of Palestinians in detention without trail

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Israel throws dozens of Palestinians in detention without trail

Israel has put dozens of Palestinian detainees into administrative detention without charge or trial.

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