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Mehrdad Sepehri was killed after being tied to a metal pole in the street and assaulted by a policeman, triggering outrage in Iran.

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether Iraq can resolve such disputes under its current system.

Egypt kills 49 in 'outrageous' mass <em>executions</em>: HRW

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Egypt kills 49 in 'outrageous' mass executions: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called for Egypt to 'immediately halt' carrying out death sentences.

Saudi commission insists no minors to face death penalty

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Saudi commission insists no minors to face death penalty

Human Rights Watch says Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against eight Saudi men, some of whom allegedly committed as children.

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

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Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four ...

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Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

Two members of the "Beatles" Islamic State kidnapping cell pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages.

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European Parliament urges EU to boycott Saudi G20 summit

The bill calls for EU Presidents Von der Leyen and Charles Michel to snub the G20 summit in Riyadh in November.

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Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is ...

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Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Comment: Jamal Khashoggi had a vision of freedom and democracy in the Arab region. The need to fight for it is now greater than ever, writes ...

Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

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Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

Tunisia's leader has weighed in on a public debate that was triggered by a woman's murder, saying he backs capital punishment.

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Britain unveils law to protect soldiers from prosecutions

The British government unveiled plans to provide "stronger legal protections" for military personnel and veterans who could face war crimes ...

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

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Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

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

Nine Serbs held over 1992 Bosnia killings of Muslims

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Nine Serbs held over 1992 Bosnia killings of Muslims

Nine Serbs have been arrested for taking part in the killings of 44 Muslim civilians in the early 1990s.

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

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Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Comment: A verdict commuting the sentences of those involved in Khashoggi's murder exposes Saudi Arabia's disinterest in justice and must push ...

HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

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HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

Human Rights Watch is calling for the retrieval of war crimes evidence that have been removed from social media.

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US 'War on Terror' displaced 37 million people: report

The humanitarian cost of the US' War on Terror has been huge, a new report has claimed, although its figures have been disputed by some.

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White Helmets offer assistance in fighting Syria wild fires

Despite being vilified by the brutal Assad regime, the White Helmets have offered to assist in extinguishing fires that have engulfed western ...

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In first, Myanmar soldiers face ICC over Rohingya atrocities

Two soldiers are in ICC custody, reports claim, after fleeing Myanmar and confessing to committing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims including ...

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UN expert dismisses Saudi verdict in Khashoggi case

"The Saudi Prosecutor performed one more act today in this parody of justice," Agnes Callamard said.

Suspected murder of Lebanese activist sparks fear among protesters

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Suspected murder of Lebanese activist sparks fear among protesters

Tributes have poured in for 'dedicated comrade' Abd al-Karim Abbas, who was found dead near a beach in Lebanon two days after going missing

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New Iranian game promises 'revenge' for US Soleimani killing

A new app game developed in Iran promises players revenge against the death of General Qasem Soleimani.

Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

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Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

Khashoggi documentary, The Dissident, dives into the late journalist's career, how and why he became persona non grata in Saudi Arabia.

Amnesty accuses Iran of gruesome torture in protest crackdown

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Amnesty accuses Iran of gruesome torture in protest crackdown

Detainees were flogged, sexually abused, and given electric shocks as part of Iran's deadly crackdown on November's protests, Amnesty has claimed

Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

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Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

Ali Al-Nimr, Dawoud Al-Marhoon and Abdullah Al-Zaher were arrested as minors on protest-related charges, are set to have their death sentences ...

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