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A new report from the Human Rights Watch found a culture of abuse among France's riot police against migrants in Calais.

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

Alessandra Bajec

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

In-depth: Slave labour remains common practice among migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, whose death rate has doubled as a result of suicides or attempted escapes, reports Alessandra Bajec.

Israeli forces condemned for violent Palestinian hospital raids

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Israeli forces condemned for violent Palestinian hospital raids

Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian hospital twice over the past week, in some cases preventing doctors from providing emergency ...

International <em>rights</em> group says Qatar blockade hurts civilians

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International rights group says Qatar blockade hurts civilians

AFD International called for an end to the "blockade" on Qatar, warning that the regional boycott against Doha has led to "forced separation" of ...

Alessandra Bajec

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

In-depth: Slave labour remains common practice among migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, whose death rate has doubled as a result of suicides or attempted escapes, reports Alessandra Bajec.

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20 Yemeni civilians killed in 'Saudi-led coalition' airstrike

At least 20 displaced civilians were killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the southwestern province of Taiz, the UN and ...

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Saudi-led coalition blocks UN aid to Yemeni capital

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen prevented a United Nations flight carrying aid agency staff from travelling to the capital Sanaa on ...

Yasmina Allouche

Algeria's anti-immigrant hysteria is hiding government failings

Comment: Control of the situation lies in legalising the presence of sub-Saharan migrants in Algeria, writes Yasmina Allouche.

Gulf blockade on Qatar 'causing <em>rights</em> abuses', says HRW

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Gulf blockade on Qatar 'causing rights abuses', says HRW

Human Rights Watch says a blockade imposed by Arab countries on Qatar had caused 'serious human rights violations'.

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Iraq continues Mosul 'mop up' despite human rights concerns

Iraqi troops are clearing the last pockets of IS resistance in Mosul as human rights groups paint a chilling picture of Baghdad's ...

Erdogan compares jailed Turkish human <em>rights</em> activists to putschists

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Erdogan compares jailed Turkish human rights activists to putschists

President Erdogan remained defiant at the G20 summit in Germany about the arrest of Amnesty International Turkey activists earlier this week.

Turkey pro-Kurd party chief refuses court appearance in handcuffs

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Turkey pro-Kurd party chief refuses court appearance in handcuffs

The co-chairman of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), detained for alleged links to Kurdish separatists, refused to attend ...

Syrian refugees wait amid fatigue and tension in Lebanon

Alessandra Bajec

Syrian refugees wait amid fatigue and tension in Lebanon

Lebanon’s Syrian refugees are stuck in dire living conditions, waiting for an end to the war as the protracted crisis builds pressure on the ...

Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Muslim Uighur students

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Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Muslim Uighur students

Chinese students from the Uighur ethnic minority have been detained in Egypt in a broad police sweep that has shaken the country’s sizeable ...

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Tax axe falls on foreigners in Saudi Arabia

Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia started to contribute for their dependants, as expatriates pay taxes for the first time in many years.

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Palestinian women complain of abuse in Israeli prisons

Women prisoners report physical abuse, solitary confinement, beatings, fines and the denial of food and visits.

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Kurds protest in Afrin amid fears of Turkish attack

Thousands of mainly Kurdish protesters rallied in northern Syria on Wednesday as speculation mounts that Turkey is planning an attack in the ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Teresa Vinni

Blaming the rescuers: EU policy lets refugees drown

Claiming NGOs colluded with human-traffickers on the Mediterranean fuelled neo-Nazi operations to hijack life-saving efforts, report Mohammed ...

Trump's revised 'Muslim and refugee ban' coming into force Trump's revised 'Muslim and refugee ban' coming into force

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Trump's revised 'Muslim and refugee ban' coming into force

The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees that require a ...

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Qatar blockade sees migrant workers stranded in Saudi Arabia

Asian migrant workers are reportedly stranded in Saudi Arabia after their Qatari employers were forced out of the kingdom amid an ...

UAE princesses handed jail sentences for abusing domestic <em>workers</em>

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UAE princesses handed jail sentences for abusing domestic workers

A Belgian court found the princesses guilty in absentia and ordered them to pay large fines for their treatment of the domestic servants almost ...

Muslim community rallies round Grenfell survivors

Joey Ayoub and Robert Cusack

Muslim community rallies round Grenfell survivors

Many Grenfell survivors, fearing deportation, have not sought government support - but the local Muslim community has stepped in to help.

Our Saudi-UAE ban is a badge of honour

James Brownsell

Our Saudi-UAE ban is a badge of honour

Having them approve of us would be one, writes Managing Editor James Brownsell.

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