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Rights abuses make closer ties hard with Turkey, EU says

ANKARA: Opposition lawmakers in Turkey have taken their concerns about a passport scam to parliament, after alleging that some municipalities were helping people to bypass the European visa regime. The scam first surfaced two weeks ago after...

Rights groups urge Russians to wake up to Syria abuses

RIYADH: Major world powers and Tehran on Friday eyed potential progress toward securing Washington's return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. The powers agreed to hold fresh talks...

Rights groups slam Tehran’s ‘assault’ on independent charities

Exposed: How Houthi’s brutal treatment of African migrants in Yemen sparked deadly fire at immigration center DUBAI: Details have emerged of how a bungled attempt by Yemen’s Houthis to suppress protests at an overcrowded detention center led to dozens of...

On gay rights, young Africans share the intolerance of their elders

Gay Africans demanding equality face a violent backlash WHEN GAY Nigerians took to the streets to join massive protests against police brutality last year, it was not just the police who attacked them. Fellow protesters also hurled insults at them,...

Rights watchdog condemns Ankara over illegal transfer of Syrian detainees

JEDDAH: A leading rights watchdog has condemned the illegal transfer to Turkey of 63 Syrians arrested by Ankara and its local proxies in Syria’s northeast in 2019. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that Turkey and the Syrian National Army...

Rights group slams Turkey’s ‘illegal’ transfer of Syria detainees

BEIRUT: Human Rights Watch Wednesday condemned the “illegal transfers” to Turkey of more than 60 Syrians arrested by Ankara and its local proxies in Syria’s northeast in 2019. Turkey and its Syrian rebel proxies arrested the 63 Syrians between October...


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