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Analysis: Modi has drummed up nationalist fervour to divert attention from deteriorating human rights in the country, according to a new Human Rights Council report.

Sarah Silverman has called for the release of Palestinian 'hero' Ahed Tamimi, saying Jews have a responsibility to protect her rights.

Freed German-Turkish journalist says Ankara held him 'hostage'

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Freed German-Turkish journalist says Ankara held him 'hostage'

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel says he was held "hostage" by Ankara when he was imprisoned for a year without trial.

Turkey court jails journalists for life over coup links

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Turkey court jails journalists for life over coup links

Veteran journalists and writers Nazli Ilicak and the brothers Mehmet and Ahmet Altan were handed life sentences in a case that has raised alarm ...

People in Kashmir always stand in solidarity with Palestine

Aamir Ali Bhat

People in Kashmir always stand in solidarity with Palestine

In-depth: Indian-administrated Kashmir and Palestine share parallel stories of oppression, resistance, injustice and military occupation, writes ...

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Critical Egypt journalist gets five-year sentence for 'cannabis possession'

ِAn Egyptian court has sentenced a journalist to a five-year jail sentence for 'cannabis possession' after she was arrested last year for posting an internet meme critical of Sisi.

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Saudi columnist jailed for 'insulting the royal court'

Saudi authorities have jailed columnist Saleh al-Shehi, who was one of the few Saudi writers that regularly covered government corruption.

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Israeli warplanes strike Syrian military base outside Damascus

Israel has struck Syrian arms convoys nearly 100 times since the war broke out in 2012 with the latest attack outside Damascus.

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Google suspends AMP websites in Egypt after government block

Internet giant Google has suspended access to a publishing protocol for mobile devices in Egypt after authorities blocked the portal, which is ...

Morocco jails journalist for 4 years 'over Facebook post'

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Morocco jails journalist for 4 years 'over Facebook post'

A Moroccan court has sentenced a blogger and founder of a news website critical of the government to four years in prison for 'promoting ...

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Lebanon kicks off candidate registration for 'historic' general election

Lebanon has officially begun accepting candidates for the upcoming general election, scheduled for May.

Your silence will not protect you

Malia Bouattia

Your silence will not protect you

Comment: The urgency for speaking truth to power has never been more pressing, writes Malia Bouattia.

Netanyahu flies to Moscow to complain about 'Lebanese threat'

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Netanyahu flies to Moscow to complain about 'Lebanese threat'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to raise concerns over Iran's military consolidation in Syria and its inroads in Lebanon.

Hundreds protest trial of Morocco journalists

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Hundreds protest trial of Morocco journalists

Moroccan protestors say freedom of expression is a 'red line' as journalists go on trial for publishing content deemed confidential.

Sudan frees journalists detained covering protests

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Sudan frees journalists detained covering protests

Sporadic protests have erupted across Sudan after prices of food surged following a jump in the cost of flour due to a shortage of wheat.

Sam Hamad

We must not allow Trump to normalise fascism

Comment: With Trump in the White House, every single fascist force in the world has been emboldened, writes Sam Hamad.

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Turkey jails five journalists for 'terrorist propaganda'

The five journalists, were accused of participating in 'terrorist propaganda' on behalf of the banned Kurdish Worker’s Party.

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Turkey suffers 'dramatic decline' in freedoms after coup: watchdog

Turkey has been declared "not free" according to a new report by democracy watchdog Freedom House, which put its dramatic decline down ...

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Saudi Arabia blocks Google Facebook portal

Riyadh has started to block websites that use Google's AMP platform on Facebook to circumvent online restrictions, in latest attempt to censor ...

Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh's 'five-star jail', to reopen for business

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Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh's 'five-star jail', to reopen for business

Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel has been closed for bookings since November, after more than 200 princes, ministers and businessmen were rounded up ...

Karim Traboulsi

Egypt rails against 'suspiciously funded' NYT over critical reports

Cairo lashes out against NYT over embarrassing revelations about Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime, even hinting the paper is ...

Sudan student killed in protests against escalating bread prices

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Sudan student killed in protests against escalating bread prices

Officials and witnesses said a student was killed in Sudan during demonstrations against soaring bread prices, which has led to a government ...

Police clash with Sudan protesters following soaring bread prices

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Police clash with Sudan protesters following soaring bread prices

Prices of bread have skyrocketed in Sudan - a staple in the country - after the government froze the import of wheat leading to a flour shortage ...

Macron: Stringing Turkey along is hypocritical

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Macron: Stringing Turkey along is hypocritical

French president Macron suggested that the EU should stop stringing Turkey along after counterpart Erdogan said he was "tired" of waiting.

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