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Reclusive Turkmenistan has appeared to be cracking down on polygamous relationships, with the parliament issuing new legislation against the practice in the majority-Muslim ex-Soviet republic.

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

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.

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Omar Baddar

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

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Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

The Turkish rapper has been a vocal critic of Turkey's government and its leaders, which rights groups say is what led to his detention.

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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Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace plan with Jordan king

Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and envoy Jason Greenblatt are on a regional tour to discuss the so-called "deal of the ...

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Philippines airstrikes kill five IS-linked militants near Marawi

Military airstrikes and ground assaults have left five militants dead near a city seized by extremists last year.

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UN chief warns of risk of war in Gaza

UN Secretary General Guterres warned that Gaza was on the "brink of war".

The liberal's lament over Israel

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.

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Abbas aide slams US plans to raise Gaza funds

Nabil Abu Rudeinah, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, alleged that such efforts aim to further separate the Gaza Strip and the ...

Trump blames refugees in Europe for 'violent' culture change

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Trump blames refugees in Europe for 'violent' culture change

In a bid to defend American immigration policy, the US president blamed refugees in Germany for 'strongly and violently' changing their culture.

Jerusalem churches cry foul over Israeli tax <em>law</em>

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Jerusalem churches cry foul over Israeli tax law

In February, the Jerusalem municipality began enforcing tax collection on church property, while lawmakers in the parliament worked on advancing ...

Egypt lawmakers slam Sisi's steep fuel price hikes

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Egypt lawmakers slam Sisi's steep fuel price hikes

A group of Egyptian lawmakers have slammed the country's president after he imposed steep new hikes on fuel prices as part of austerity measures.

Israel's deportation of African migrants 'cruel and illegal': Amnesty

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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 rights in Israel.

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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 them, sparking a major migration row.

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Egypt police ramp up security after new austerity measures

Egyptian police have ramped up security at petrol stations after authorities announced new hikes on fuel prices as part of austerity measures.

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Israeli settlers clash with police during outpost eviction

Israel's supreme court had in February 2017 ruled that part of the settlement outpost must be removed since it was built on private Palestinian ...

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Palestinian officials: Trump's 'deal of the century' doomed

The PA says that a regional tour next week by White House adviser Jared Kushner and Trump's special envoy for the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, ...

Jordan swears in new government following cabinet shakeup

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Jordan swears in new government following cabinet shakeup

Jordan's new cabinet is made up of technocrats and a record number of women, focusing on pocket book issues for everyday Jordanians.

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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.

Grenfell one year on: No justice, no peace

Malia Bouattia

Grenfell one year on: No justice, no peace

Comment: This was a man made inferno, writes Malia Bouattia.

Erdogan will lift state of emergency 'after election win'

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Erdogan will lift state of emergency 'after election win'

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to immediately lift the country's state of emergency if he is re-elected this month.

120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza killings

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120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza killings

The UN voted to condemn Israel for the killing of more than 100 Palestinians in Gaza and rejected a US bid to put the blame on Hamas on ...

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