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Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of prominent activist Mohamed Adel for 15 days over allegations that he spread "false information and incited violence".

The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, branding the global body a "cesspool of political bias."

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, Australia and Israel, writes CJ Werleman.

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

Syria's Sweida shelled for first time in three years

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Syria's Sweida shelled for first time in three years

The regime has been sending reinforcements to the largely Druze region for weeks as it increasingly focuses on southern Syria.

Moha Ennaji

Love, violence and daily survival: Inside Morocco's LGBTIQ community

Comment: Morocco's combination of established public morality and religious values means that gay rights are unlikely to improve in the near future, writes Moha Ennaji.

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Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

James J. Zogby

The liberal's lament over Israel

Comment: Apartheid Israel can never be a democratic state, despite what some 'liberals' might think, writes James J. Zogby.

The New Arab & agencies

Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern Syria.

Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017: report

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Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017: report

The EU's controversial 2016 deal with Turkey to curb the flow of migrants appears to have worked, with asylum seeker applications down nearly 45 ...

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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 ...

Palestinian teenager freed after going blind in Israeli jail

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Palestinian teenager freed after going blind in Israeli jail

Hassan Tamimi, 18, has been released from Israeli jail after going completely blind due to medical negligence.

US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime positions in eastern Syria

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US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime positions in eastern Syria

Nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in the overnight bombing in Al-Hari in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour province, ...

Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

The New Arab & agencies

Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

Activists have raised concerns about Jewish artefacts that appear to have been stoled from Syria and sold outside the country.

Red Cross urges Europe to show migrant 'solidarity'

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Red Cross urges Europe to show migrant 'solidarity'

The Aquarius migrants rescued off Libya's coast last weekend were left in high-seas limbo after Italy and Malta bickered over who should accept ...

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Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus in fog of war

Jewish artefacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from Damascus amid the ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad.

The New Arab

Qatar and Jordan hint at restoring full diplomatic relations

Qatar's eagerness to provide financial assistance to Jordan signals warming ties between the two countries and could see full diplomatic ...

The New Arab

Danish court orders government to pay Iraq torture victims

A Danish court has found that while the soldiers were not guilty of violence against Iraqis, they were aware of the 'real risk' posed by Iraq's ...

The New Arab

'Imminent' US withdrawal expected from UN Human Rights Council

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has repeatedly criticised the council over alleged "anti-Israel bias" and threatened to leave last year.

Thousands besieged in Hodeida as Saudi coalition seizes airport

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Thousands besieged in Hodeida as Saudi coalition seizes airport

Thousands of residents in Yemen's Hodeida are under siege after Saudi-led forces seized the airport in the rebel-held port city.

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Denmark ordered to compensate Iraqi civilians over torture

A Copenhagen court found although Danish soldiers did not join in the torture against 18 Iraqis, they failed to prevent the abuse.

UN top court to hear Qatar case against UAE

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UN top court to hear Qatar case against UAE

Qatar has condemned the "campaign of political and economic coercion" during a year-long blockade.

Syrian regime shelling on cemetery during Eid family visits

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Syrian regime shelling on cemetery during Eid family visits

Syrian regime shelling has killed two people, as they observed an Eid al-Fitr tradition of visiting family members' graves on the holy month.

US calls on Iran to release <em>human</em> <em>rights</em> lawyer

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US calls on Iran to release human rights lawyer

Human rights lawyer Nisrin Sotoudeh was jailed after she represented women protesting the mandatory headscarf law in Iran.

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