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'We are heartened to hear that the government of Pakistan is filing an appeal against the release order so that our son's murderers will remain in jail' Pearl's father said

Sindh High Court found "no valid reason" for the continued detention of British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and his co-defendants, said a lawyer representing the group.

Al-Shabaab claims beheading of local chief in Kenya

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Al-Shabaab claims beheading of local chief in Kenya

Omar Adan Buul was kidnapped last week and had his severed head dumped at the side of the road, an act that Al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility for.

Syria war deaths reach 387,000: monitor

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Syria war deaths reach 387,000: monitor

The latest toll included more than 130,500 pro-government fighters, among them foreigners.

Appeal opens against acquittals in Daniel Pearl killing case

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Appeal opens against acquittals in Daniel Pearl killing case

The appeal will hear opening arguments in the capital Islamabad on Wednesday.

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Egyptian officials to face Italy trial over Regeni murder

Italian PhD student was murdered in Egypt in 2016.

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Syria president names Faisal Mekdad new FM

Faisal Mekdad will be replaced as deputy foreign minister by Syria's ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari.

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Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints leader to replace Droukdel

Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi was named as the head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

Libyan lawyer shot dead in Benghazi: security source

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Libyan lawyer shot dead in Benghazi: security source

A media figure in Libya, 46-year-old Barassi was known for giving voice to female victims of violence in videos that she then broadcast on ...

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The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether ...

UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

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UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

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Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

An agreement between local exchange companies and the Aden-based Central Bank has been reached to establish a regulatory body.

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Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.

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Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

A Libyan militia known as Al-Ammu has abducted hundreds of migrants, now holding at least 60 hostage in 'appalling' conditions, seeking ...

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Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

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Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate accused the Houthi rebels of killing and detaining thousands of teachers, academics and administrators since 2014.

Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

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Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

Kurdish authorities have started to transfer foreign women and their children from an overcrowded camp in northeast Syria.

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Egypt fears worst for lost locals going to Europe

Concerns over a group of 15 men that set off toward Europe have increased in Egypt.

Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

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Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

This week we focus on abductees dying in Houthi prisons, a damning UN report revealing grave violations against children and more.

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s ...

Saudi Arabia recruited children for Yemen war: report

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Saudi Arabia recruited children for Yemen war: report

Families of child soldiers reported being targeted by Saudi-led forces due to their dire economic situation.

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