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The influx of Myanmar refugees to Bangladesh has come to a halt, Dhaka officials said on Saturday, which Rohingya Muslim leaders claim is because Rakhine State villages were now empty.

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem has told the UN General Assembly that victory for Bashar al-Assad's side is within reach.

Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes needed

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes needed

Comment: While Tunisia is lauded for its progress on human rights laws there is a desire for greater democratic reforms in the "model Arab nation", writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Tunisia to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

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Tunisia to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has committed to banning forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North ...

Egypt proposes stripping citizenship from individuals 'posing security threat'

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Egypt proposes stripping citizenship from individuals 'posing security threat'

Egypt’s cabinet proposed an amendment to allow Egyptian citizenship to be stripped from anyone seen as a security threat to the state.

Sam Hamad

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

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US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Sanaa last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 others - including five-year-old ...

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Rohingya refugee camps on brink of a 'health disaster'

Bangladesh's refugee camps are on the brink of a "public health disaster," Doctors Without Borders has warned, saying filthy water and faeces ...

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'Israeli strikes' hit weapons depot near Damascus airport

Two rockets struck near Damascus airport at dawn on Friday, an attack probably carried out by Israeli jets from outside Syria’s borders, the ...

Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Istanbul

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Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Istanbul

A Syrian opposition activist Aroubeh Barakat and her journalist daughter Halla were found dead at their home in Istanbul, activists and a ...

Charlie Hoyle

Satellite images reveal mass destruction of Rohingya villages

New satellite imagery from Myanmar shows the destruction of 214 Rohingya villages, providing compelling evidence of the military's campaign of ...

US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa

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US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa

An Arab-Kurdish alliance fought to clear the last remaining Islamic State group militants holed up in their crumbling stronghold of Raqqa on ...

Trump 'will consider' resuming Egypt aid despite <em>rights</em> violations

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Trump 'will consider' resuming Egypt aid despite rights violations

US President Trump said he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt, despite a damning report condemning Cairo for its poor human ...

UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

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UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

The UN Security Council has agreed to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Iraq on ...

Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor

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Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor

Two days of heavy airstrikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria killed at least 22 civilians, a monitor said on ...

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking the new crown prince, reports Robert Cusack.

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Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees stranded in no-man's land crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday killing nine people, ...

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Abbas seeks alternatives if two-state solution remains under threat

Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared he would "look for alternatives" if the two-state ...

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Syria: US special forces 'seize gas field from IS'

The US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria has reportedly seized a major gas field in the country's eastern Deir az-Zour province.

Palestinian <em>rights</em> groups hand dossier on Israel to ICC

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Palestinian rights groups hand dossier on Israel to ICC

A 700-page dossier has been handed to the International Criminal Court, alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for a range of war ...

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Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government ...

The Iraq Report: Kurds take centre stage from IS

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The Iraq Report: Kurds take centre stage from IS

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Refugees in Lebanon's Arsal 'forced to return to Syria'

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Refugees in Lebanon's Arsal 'forced to return to Syria'

Syrian refugees have been pressured to leave the Lebanese border town of Arsal over poor security and living conditions, Human ...

Regime, Russia airstrikes hit four hospitals in Syria’s Idlib

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Regime, Russia airstrikes hit four hospitals in Syria’s Idlib

Syrian regime and Russian airstrikes hit four hospitals inside a “safe zone” in the northwestern province of Idlib, killing at least one ...

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