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Three Egyptian police, four convicts killed in attempted prison-break

23 September, 2020

Three Egyptian policemen were killed when four convicts tried to escape the notorious Tora prison in Cairo. The convicts were later killed by security forces.

Coronavirus cases in Lebanon’s largest prison soar past 350

23 September, 2020

Tests have revealed that over 350 prisoners in Lebanon’s Roumieh prison, which lawyers have called a ‘humanitarian time bomb’, are suffering from coronavirus and some prisoners have threatened a mutiny.

Hunger striking Iranian human rights lawyer back in prison

23 September, 2020

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was sent to hospital after going on hunger strike for 40 days to demand the release of political prisoners, has been sent back to prison

Taliban kill 28 police in southern Afghanistan - officials

23 September, 2020

Taliban militants have killed 28 paramilitary policemen in clashes in southern Afghanistan, with one official saying that the policemen were killed after they surrendered and the Taliban denying this.

Algeria journalist acquitted after year in detention

23 September, 2020

An Algerian journalist that was sentenced to three years in prison was acquitted and is expected to be released after spending over a year in jail.

King Salman reiterates Saudi support for Palestinian two-state solution

23 September, 2020

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has said the kingdom supports

UN slashes Yemen health care over lack of funding

23 September, 2020

The United Nation slashed critical aid for war-torn Yemen due to a long-standing lack of funding.

French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats

23 September, 2020

French media outlets backed Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine that was attacked by gunmen in 2015, after it received death threats for republishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

France urges Lebanon parties to form government 'without delay'

23 September, 2020

France urged Lebanon's political forces to agree on forming a government "without delay" after Beirut missed a French deadline to form a cabinet.

Relatives of IS 'Beatles' victims relieved as trial nears

23 September, 2020

The relatives of two Britons killed by the Islamic State group welcomed a UK high court's decision permitting the UK to share evidence about two British suspects with the US.

Iran cries 'victory' over Trump in UN Security Council

23 September, 2020

Iran's president declared "victory" after the UN Security Council rejected the United States' bid to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

23 September, 2020

Despite a reduction in violence, Syrians remain subject to 'gross' human rights violations, a UN commission has said.

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