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Group says arrests raise fears of fresh crackdown in Egypt

An international rights group says the recent arrests of a rights lawyer and an activist have raised fears of a fresh crackdown by Egyptian authorities on dissent. Continue reading

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UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters

A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling on the ruling military council to ensure the protection of peaceful demonstrators. Continue reading

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UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen’s capital

The U.N. refugee agency says it is “deeply saddened” by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at least six dead including four children, in Yemen’s capital. Continue reading

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Egypt’s president pardons 560, including prominent columnist

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has pardoned 560 prisoners, including a prominent journalist who had criticized the establishment. Continue reading

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Amnesty International says civilians attacked in Libya

A rights group is accusing combatants in Libya of committing “unlawful” attacks against civilians in the capital Tripoli that could amount to war crimes. Continue reading

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UN monitoring rebel withdrawal from Yemen’s Hodeida

The U.N. says it is monitoring the redeployment of rebel forces from three key ports in Yemen after the government dismissed the withdrawal as a “farce.” Continue reading

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Libyan coast guard rescues nearly 150 Europe-bound migrants

Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued nearly 150 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Continue reading

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Libya rescues more than 200 Europe-bound migrants off coast

Libya’s navy says it has rescued 213 Europe-bound African and Arab migrants off the Mediterranean coast. Continue reading

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Group accuses Yemen rebels of storing weapons near civilians

A prominent international rights group says Yemen’s Houthi rebels had stored explosives in a warehouse in a residential area in the capital that caught fire last month, killing at least 15 children and wounding more than 100 people. Continue reading

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Egypt upholds death penalty for 13 on terror charges

Egypt’s highest appeals court has upheld death sentences for 13 people convicted of terror charges over attacks in the capital in which explosive devices killed at least two police officers. Continue reading

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Libyan commander urges troops to press fight to take Tripoli

A Libyan army commander whose forces are advancing on Tripoli is rallying his fighters on, despite U.N. calls for a weeklong cease-fire. Continue reading

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UN calls for weeklong truce in Libya’s Tripoli

The U.N. mission to Libya is calling for a weeklong cease-fire in the capital, Tripoli, where forces loyal to a military commander are battling militias loosely allied with a U.N.-supported government. Continue reading

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UN says it’s accessed key wheat silos in Yemen’s Hodeida

The U.N. food agency says it has regained access to key grain storage silos in the conflict-ridden Yemeni port city of Hodeida for the first time since February. Continue reading

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Sudanese take aim at Islamist ‘deep state’ left by al-Bashir

The Sudanese protesters who succeeded in driving President Omar al-Bashir from power say their revolution won’t be complete until they have dismantled what many describe as an Islamist-dominated “deep state” that underpinned his 30-year rule. Continue reading

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Libyan coast guard rescues nearly 100 Europe-bound migrants

Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued 96 Europe-bound migrants off the Mediterranean coast. Continue reading

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Rights group urges Yemen’s rebels to release 10 journalists

A rights group is calling on Yemen’s Houthi rebels to release 10 journalists detained nearly four years ago on “trumped-up” spying charges. Continue reading

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Islamist financier, 6 others get life sentences in Egypt

Egypt has sentenced seven Muslim Brotherhood members, including one of the group’s top financiers, to life in prison on charges of joining and funding a terrorist group. Continue reading

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Baha’i community concerned over fate of its members in Yemen

A Baha’i advocacy group has expressed concerns over the fate of minority Baha’is at the hands of Yemen’s Houthi rebels ahead of the appeals hearing for one of the community leaders sentenced to death. Continue reading

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Egypt extends state of emergency ahead of Coptic Easter

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has extended a state of emergency imposed after deadly church bombings by the Islamic State group in 2017. Continue reading

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Egypt court sentences 2 monks to death for abbot’s killing

An Egyptian court has sentenced two monks to death for killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo last year. Continue reading

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