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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.

Comment: An alliance of opposition groups has attracted support from a diverse array of figures, but victory is far from assured in police state Egypt, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

'Don't whitewash Saudi crimes against Yemen's children', charity warns

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'Don't whitewash Saudi crimes against Yemen's children', charity warns

UN warned against setting a dangerous precedent by omitting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from a blacklist of children's rights violators.

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 ...

The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

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The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

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Berlin summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

Relations between Turkey and Germany, home to three million ethnic Turks, have been badly strained, particularly since the failed coup attempt a year ago.

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Opposition infighting in Syria's Idlib kills 14

The fighting involves the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), led by a former al-Qaeda affiliate, against one-time ally Ahrar al-Sham, a powerful rebel ...

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Saudi-led coalition blocks UN aid to Yemeni capital

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen prevented a United Nations flight carrying aid agency staff from travelling to the capital Sanaa on ...

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Egypt to end visas on arrival for Qataris

Egypt said it would end visas on arrival for Qatari citizens as a dispute between four Arab states and the Gulf emirate continues over ...

UN calls on Haftar to investigate 'execution of prisoners'

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UN calls on Haftar to investigate 'execution of prisoners'

The UN on Tuesday called for the Libyan National Army to investigate the summary executions of prisoners, expressing concern at the fate of ...

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Palestine activists in Canada battle Israeli settlement wines

In-depth: Vintages produced in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land must not be labelled 'Product of Israel', activists argue.

Turkey court rules to keep <em>rights</em> activists in custody

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Turkey court rules to keep rights activists in custody

The detention has sparked international alarm and amplified fears of declining freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Suicide car bomb kills four at Syria Kurdish checkpoint

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Suicide car bomb kills four at Syria Kurdish checkpoint

The blast hit a checkpoint manned by the Asayesh security forces in the Hassakeh province.

US-backed Syrian forces advancing against IS in Raqqa

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US-backed Syrian forces advancing against IS in Raqqa

US-backed forces said they have seized a new neighbourhood from the Islamic State group in Raqqa, northern Syria.

Essam Koshak case will test Saudi Arabia's 'reformed' prosecution

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Essam Koshak case will test Saudi Arabia's 'reformed' prosecution

Comment: Essam Kochak's case will be an early indication of whether the prosecution reorganisation as an independent entity is anything more ...

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Jailed Turkish rights activists testify before prosecutors

Ten Turkish human rights activists appeared before a court in Istanbul on Monday in a case Amnesty International criticised as a 'travesty of justice'.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu set to meet right-wing Hungarian leader

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will arrive in Hungary on Tuesday in a landmark visit to bolster ties with right-wing leader Viktor ...

Emile Nakhleh

Is it time to write the GCC's epitaph?

Comment: Now that they feel relatively secure, GCC members - particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE - are more confident in attacking others, ...

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IS leader Baghdadi is 'definitely alive', claims Kurdish official

Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, the leading Iraqi-Kurdish counter-terrorism agent said on Monday, casting doubt ...

Syria says shells hit Russian embassy compound

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Syria says shells hit Russian embassy compound

Syrian state media say shells have hit the Russian embassy in Damascus causing material damage.

Charlie Hoyle

Qatar blockade escalates Gulf crackdown on free expression

In-depth: Freedom of expression has dramatically deteriorated in Gulf States since a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar last month, exacerbating a ...

Syrian regime seizes oil fields from IS in Raqqa

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Syrian regime seizes oil fields from IS in Raqqa

Syrian regime forces have taken control of more oil fields in Raqqa province, a vast desert that lies south of the Islamic State group's last ...

Italy's refugee plans 'threaten thousands of lives', say charities

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Italy's refugee plans 'threaten thousands of lives', say charities

Humanitarian groups have warned that Italy's proposed 'code of conduct' for rescuers searching the Mediterranean for stranded migrants could ...

Syrian rebel groups clash in troubled Idlib province

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Syrian rebel groups clash in troubled Idlib province

Syrian rebel groups Ahrar al-Sham and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have clashed in Idlib province, following weeks of tensions between two of the ...

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