HRW said those targeted by the regime included former opposition activists and rebel fighters as well as their family members.
Qatar has managed to gain independence from the Saudi-UAE sphere of influence and might be better off for it in the long run.
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US President Donald Trump's has tightened economic sanctions against Iran and his administration says it has built up the US military presence in the region. Tehran has described the US moves as "psychological warfare" and a "political game."
US Congressional Representative Rashida Tlaib faces false accusations of antisemitism after attempting to speak empathetically and magnanimously about the relationship between the Holocaust and Palestinian history.
The US has deployed military equipment and pulled non-essential staff from its embassy in Iraq amid tensions with Iran.
Qatar is trying to "defuse escalating tensions" across the Persian Gulf, Al Jazeera reports amid allegations of oil tanker sabotage, a drone attack by Yemen's Iranian-allied rebels and deployment of US warships and bombers to the region.
The latest spree of violence against Muslims, who make up less than 10 per cent of Sri Lanka's 22 million people, follows the deadly Easter bombings by militants.
As they commemorate the Nakba, or 'catastrophe', Palestinians see the UNRWA as a vital ingredient in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
The current standoff between the US and Iran represents the symbiosis of hard military assets and cyber escalation.
The Department of State ordered the pullout of employees from both the US Embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil. Meanwhile, Germany and Netherlands suspended their military missions to Iraq due to regional tensions.
Critics warn that warmer Gulf-Israel ties will hurt the Palestinians, who are under pressure to accept the Trump administration’s long-awaited plan for the Middle East.
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