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The Jordanian monarch is set to visit the White House to discuss the Israel-Palestine peace process which comes days after he met with Netanyahu.

Yemen's Houthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

John J Stremlau

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

Tunisia commission proposes reforms strengthening women's and LGBT rights

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Tunisia commission proposes reforms strengthening women's and LGBT rights

Among the proposals are equal inheritance for women and decriminalising homosexuality.

Iraqi police clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad

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Iraqi police clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad

Iraqi police and a pro-Iran militia have clashed in the capital Baghdad, as tensions between state security forces and irregulars rise.

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South Sudan war rivals set to meet face-to-face

The meeting between rebel leader Riek Machar and President Silva Kiir would be the first between the former comrades-in-arms since 2016.

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Moroccans on trial boycott hearing in mass protest case

Dozens of defendants on trial in Morocco for taking part in a mass protest movement last year have boycotted a hearing in Casablanca, denouncing ...

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Egypt detains activist over 'false information' amid crackdown

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

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US withdraws from UN rights council 'over anti-Israel bias'

The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, branding the global body a ...

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, ...

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.

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

Love, <em>violence</em> and daily survival: Inside Morocco's LGBTIQ community

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 ...

Londoners mark anniversary of Finsbury Park mosque terror attack

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Londoners mark anniversary of Finsbury Park mosque terror attack

Father-of-six Makram Ali was killed when far-right extremist Darren Osbourne ploughed his van into a crowd outside the north London mosque.

One person displaced every two seconds: UN

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One person displaced every two seconds: UN

Syria's seven-year conflict has pushed more than 6.3 million people out of the country, the UN said, with Turkey hosting by far the largest ...

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Somali national jailed in Canada over journalist kidnappings

Canada jails kidnapper who was lured to the the North American country by police posing as publishers.

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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".

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Number of civil conflicts skyrockets since 2001: report

The majority of global conflicts today entail more than two parties, and sometimes include hundreds of competing armed groups.

Aijaz Nazir

Kashmir: Waking up to the end of Ramadan

In pictures: Traditions run deep in Kashmir during Ramadan and at Eid, despite the deadly ongoing conflict. Words by Aijaz Nazir, photos by ...

Israel extends detention of jailed Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

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Israel extends detention of jailed Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

Khalida Jarrar had been scheduled to be released on 30 June, but the army said a military court had determined the 55-year-old politician ...

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Palestinian family attacked by gunmen in Jenin

A 50-year-old woman, along with her son and grandson, was seriously wounded when unknown gunmen attacked them south of Jenin on Sunday

Danish court orders government to pay Iraq torture victims

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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 ...

'Imminent' US withdrawal expected from UN Human Rights Council

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'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.

Denmark ordered to compensate Iraqi civilians over torture

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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.

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