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Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of an explosive court case in Kazakhstan

Reuters pair face a maximum of 14 years in prison after being charged with breaking a colonial-era act in Myanmar.

Hypocritical Saudi Arabia opposes Qatar's Russian missile purchase

Paul Iddon

Hypocritical Saudi Arabia opposes Qatar's Russian missile purchase

Comment: Riyadh wants to acquire the very same missiles it is trying to deny Qatar, writes Paul Iddon

The hijacking of AFP: Lessons for beginner journalists

Abdelwahab El-Affendi

The hijacking of AFP: Lessons for beginner journalists

Comment: AFP has made some crucial - and elementary - mistakes in its profile of academic Azmi Bishara, writes Abdelwahab El-Affendi.

Journalist covering Egypt's Sinai gets 10-year jail sentence

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Journalist covering Egypt's Sinai gets 10-year jail sentence

An Egyptian military court has jailed a freelance journalist for spreading false news and joining an outlawed group.5

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Turkey sentences 14 journalists to prison on terrorism charges

Nearly all of the journalists work for the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, which has routinely criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Myanmar evicts family of police entrapment whistleblower

Authorities in Myanmar have evicted the family of a police officer who made a damning court testimony about police entrapment of journalists ...

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Saudi oil company Aramco 'makes more money than Apple'

Saudi Aramco's profits surpass some of the business world's biggest names, with net income in the first six months of 2017 estimated at $33.8 ...

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Is this the end of AIPAC's reign?

The long read: Despite declining support for the Israel lobby among young Jews and progressives, AIPAC's conference is still the place to be ...

Malaysia proposes ten-year term for fake news

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Malaysia proposes ten-year term for fake news

Malaysian human rights activists have expressed alarm as parliament considers passing a law that will dish out tough prison sentences for people ...

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'Gulen-linked' US pastor faces 35-year sentence in Turkey

Turkish authorities have charged US pastor Andrew Brunson with engaging in espionage, alleging that he acted on behalf of the PKK and Fethullah ...

Russian diplomats expelled by UK leave London embassy

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Russian diplomats expelled by UK leave London embassy

The UK has thrown out 23 Russian diplomats over the 4 March nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in an ...

Myanmar's Rohingya crisis has 'hallmarks of genocide': UN

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Myanmar's Rohingya crisis has 'hallmarks of genocide': UN

A UN official said that Myanmar military's violent operations against the Rohingya Muslims have the 'hallmarks of a genocide'.

The Post: Lebanon goes on an embarrassing film-banning spree

Karim Traboulsi

The Post: Lebanon goes on an embarrassing film-banning spree

Without a hint of irony, Lebanon has banned Steven Spielberg's upcoming film The Post, a film about government secrets and... ...

Reuters journalists face 14 years in Myanmar jail

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Reuters journalists face 14 years in Myanmar jail

Myanmar authorities have charged two Reuters journalists with charged of breaching the official secrets act, a serious charge that ...

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CIA 'won't confirm it has documents about Yemen raid'

Even confirming if the CIA has records about a January raid in Yemen, which killed nine children, would reveal intelligence secrets said a US government lawyer.

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Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

When the city went dark under Islamic State's rule, Mosul Eye bravely documented its atrocities. Now, the blogger has ended his anonymity with ...

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Jailed Bahrain dissident chief charged with Qatar 'spying'

Bahrain has charged jailed Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman with 'spying' for Qatar.

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Egypt court upholds Morsi life sentence

An Egyptian court has upheld a life sentence for former President Mohamed Morsi, who was jailed for allegedly passing on state ...

Saudi activists call for peaceful protests demanding reform

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Saudi activists call for peaceful protests demanding reform

Saudi activists have called for peaceful protests in the kingdom later this week to pressure authorities into tackling social issues

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Tens of thousands mass for Turkish opposition's 'justice' rally

Ordinary citizens joined high profile politicians and cultural figures in a "justice" march from Ankara to Istanbul - the biggest protest even ...

UK election results could profoundly alter Middle East policy

Tom Charles

UK election results could profoundly alter Middle East policy

Comment: If the opportunity is there, Labour should form a minority government, and immediately implement profound change in the UK's Middle ...

Trump calls Russia probe 'greatest witch-hunt in history'

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Trump calls Russia probe 'greatest witch-hunt in history'

Donald Trump has once again voiced his dismay at figures leading a probe into his alleged dealings with Russia during his election campaign.

Putin says he could provide recording of Trump-Lavrov meeting

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Putin says he could provide recording of Trump-Lavrov meeting

Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he could provide a recording of talks between Donald Trump and Sergei Lavrov as the US president comes under ...

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