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Iran says police officer killed in unrest amid water protest
Middle East

Iran says police officer killed in unrest amid water protest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian police officer was killed during unrest in the country’s restive southwest amid…
UN rights boss calls on Cuba to release protesters
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UN rights boss calls on Cuba to release protesters

The UN’s human rights chief Michelle Bachelet urged Cuba on Friday to release protesters and journalists arrested at anti-government demonstrations.…
Palestinians shaken but steadfast as PA suppresses dissent
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Palestinians shaken but steadfast as PA suppresses dissent

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Nearly two weeks after he was severely beaten by Palestinian security forces, Akil Awawdeh is…
Amnesty condemns ‘complicity’ of European states in Libya migrant ‘horror’
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Amnesty condemns ‘complicity’ of European states in Libya migrant ‘horror’

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned “the ongoing complicity of European states” for cooperating with authorities responsible for “horrific violations” committed…
China vows retaliation after US blacklists companies
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China vows retaliation after US blacklists companies

BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday said it will take “necessary measures” to respond to the US blacklisting of Chinese…
Moroccan court sentences striking dissident journalist to five years in jail
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Moroccan court sentences striking dissident journalist to five years in jail

CASABLANCA, Morocco, July 9 (Reuters) – A Moroccan court in Casablanca on Friday handed a five-year jail sentence to Moroccan…
Haitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated in his home
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated in his home

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, 53, was shot and killed in his private residence, the interim Prime Minister Claude…
UN rights chief: Reparations needed for people facing racism
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UN rights chief: Reparations needed for people facing racism

GENEVA (AP) — The UN human rights chief, in a landmark report launched after the killing of George Floyd in…
Critic of Palestinian Authority dies after violent arrest
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Critic of Palestinian Authority dies after violent arrest

JERUSALEM (AP) — An outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority who was a candidate in parliamentary elections called off earlier…
UN rights chief deplores abuse reports in Ethiopia’s Tigray
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UN rights chief deplores abuse reports in Ethiopia’s Tigray

GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) – The UN rights chief said on Monday she was “deeply disturbed” by reports of continued…
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