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Seventy-six members of the US Congress have signed a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, urging him to end demolitions and evictions of Palestinians in the West Bank.

A military base close to Syria's border with Iraq was hit by airstrikes overnight, the Assad regime has claimed, but the US have denied aircraft operated in the area.

Saudi Arabia releases veteran women's <em>rights</em> activist

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Saudi Arabia releases veteran women's rights activist

Saudi Arabia has released veteran feminist activist Aisha al-Manea, 70, after she and several other activists were arrested last week.

Palestine teenager shot by Israeli troops in protest dies

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Palestine teenager shot by Israeli troops in protest dies

A Palestinian teenager has succumbed to a gunshot wound inflicted by Israeli troops last week in the occupied West Bank during Nakba Day ...

Algeria blogger faces death penalty charges for Facebook posts

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Algeria blogger faces death penalty charges for Facebook posts

An Algerian blogger is to go on trial on Thursday accused of collaborating with a foreign country and inciting an uprising, charges which carry ...

Malia Bouattia

Deport, deprive, extradite: Terror suspects and the security state

Book review: Nisha Kapoor's book exposes how racialised subjects are dehumanised, and how the state's securitisation agenda seeks to police and undermine political dissent, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Journalism watchdog calls on Saudi Arabia to release blogger

The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed its concern over Saudi Arabia's crackdown on women's rights advocates, and called ...

Muhammad Shehada

Why my friends are breaching Gaza's separation fence

For most Gazans the separation line perfectly embodies Israeli oppression and the hardship living in what a former British prime minister called ...

Muhammad Shehada

Why Gazans are breaching the separation fence

For most Gazans the separation line perfectly embodies Israeli oppression and the hardship living in what a former British prime minister called ...

Israeli court freezes expulsion order of HRW's Omar Shakir

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Israeli court freezes expulsion order of HRW's Omar Shakir

HRW's Israel and Palestine director has been given temporary permission to stay in the country during legal proceedings.

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Renowned Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested in media crackdown

Wael Abbas, an internationally renowned online activist known for his criticism of the Egyptian regime, has been detained in the latest ...

Red Cross: Thousands of attacks on healthcare in conflict

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Red Cross: Thousands of attacks on healthcare in conflict

More than 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in the past two years across the world.

Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers: Amnesty

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Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers: Amnesty

A new amnesty report says Rohingya militants killed 53 Hindus Myanmar's Rakhine last August.

UN blasts Algeria for deporting African migrants

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UN blasts Algeria for deporting African migrants

The United Nations has raised concern about deportations of migrants from Algeria following a reported increase in expulsions since mid-2017.

Journalist covering Egypt's Sinai gets 10-year jail sentence

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Journalist covering Egypt's Sinai gets 10-year jail sentence

An Egyptian military court has jailed a freelance journalist for spreading false news and joining an outlawed group.5

CJ Werleman

The US is becoming a pariah state

Comment: The United States' ill-conceived and diabolically executed 'war on terror' began the rapid erosion of the idea of the US as a stabilising force, writes CJ Werleman.

Malia Bouattia

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Comment: The struggle for Palestinian rights is also a struggle against our own government's support for Israel's violent actions, ...

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Three Saudi women's rights activists arrested as crackdown continues

Saudi Arabia is continuing its crackdown on human rights advocates, weeks before the country ends a ban on women drivers.

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Palestinians urge snap ICC probe into 'Israeli war crimes'

The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an 'immediate investigation' into alleged Israeli ...

Syrian regime soldiers killed in surprise IS assault

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Syrian regime soldiers killed in surprise IS assault

At least 26 Syrian regime soldiers were killed in a surprise assault by IS fighters in the country's desert region.

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Egypt's army intensifies home demolitions in Sinai campaign

At least 3,000 homes and commercial properties have been destroyed in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt's army is waging a war against militants.

Russia World Cup 'tainted by Syrian blood'

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Russia World Cup 'tainted by Syrian blood'

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has released a report documenting the most egregious Russian crimes in the Syrian war, ...

Russia downs drone near military base in Syria

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Russia downs drone near military base in Syria

Russia's Syria air base in Latakia has come under attack again.

Israel minister threatens Palestinian lawmaker over Gaza solidarity protest

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Israel minister threatens Palestinian lawmaker over Gaza solidarity protest

Israel's defence minister has said a Palestinian lawmaker should be in prison after he tried to visit people injured during protests against ...

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