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Muzghan and her aunt Nasreen walked free from jail in September after confessing to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network.

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across Europe to Britain.

More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese <em>jail</em>: security sources

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More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail: security sources

The prisoners broke past tight security at the facility near the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut, early in the morning, according to the source.

Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

France threatens home-schooler parents with <em>jail</em> in 'anti-extremism' drive

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France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

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Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

The Iraqi men from various provinces had all been convicted under a 2005 Counter-Terrorism Law, which carries the death penalty, but there were no details on their specific crimes.

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Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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Egyptian protester survives self-immolation attempt

Mohammed Hosni doused himself in fuel while another man filmed him making a speech criticising the government in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square.

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Armenia arrests 10 opposition figures over peace deal unrest

The decision to sign the peace accord sparked fury in Armenia, where demonstrators stormed and ransacked government buildings.

Riyadh introduces $8 million fine, <em>jail</em> for environmental damage

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Riyadh introduces $8 million fine, jail for environmental damage

Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution announced the tough new measures amid the kingdom's 'Let's Make it Green' environmental drive.

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Iranian lawyer tests positive for Covid-19 after jail release

Nasrin Sotoudeh's husband said the human rights lawyer had contracted the virus after being transferred to Tehran's Qarchak prison.

Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on ...

Algerian court reduces <em>jail</em> sentence for journalist

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Algerian court reduces jail sentence for journalist

Abdelkrim Zeghileche, head of the web-based Radio-Sarbacane, was sentenced in August to two years in prison for "undermining national unity" and ...

Trio on trial for helping Barcelona jihadist attack cell

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Trio on trial for helping Barcelona jihadist attack cell

Three men will go on trial facing charges of aiding the perpetrators of two 2017 jihadist attacks that killed 16 in Spain's Barcelona and ...

UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

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UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

Two people, including a journalist, were sentenced to prison in the UAE over a 'fabricated' report on coronavirus deaths.

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What else happened in the US on Election Day?

While the eyes of the world were fixed on the US presidential elections, other big changes took place in the country.

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Egypt frees over 400 arrested in rare, anti-government protests

Protests have been effectively banned in Egypt since 2013, following the military ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

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Iran postpones new trial of Zaghari-Ratcliffe: UK MP

Husband Richard confirmed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's trial in the Iranian capital had been adjourned.

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Lebanon man sets pit bull on cat 'to feed'

As Lebanon's economic situation deteriorates, a Lebanese content creator said a man was spotted aiding his dog in killing a stay cat to feed his ...

Prominent MbZ aide mocks Turkey earthquake victims

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Prominent MbZ aide mocks Turkey earthquake victims

A social media personality from the UAE has mocked the victims of Friday's deadly earthquake, with one even saying he wished the tremor had hit ...

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UK summons Iran envoy over Zaghari-Ratcliffe detention

The UK has warned Iran against forcing the British-Iranian detainee back into jail.

US approves extradition of Ghosn's escape plotters to Japan

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US approves extradition of Ghosn's escape plotters to Japan

The US State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling Carlos Ghosn.

Egypt condemns Prophet Muhammad cartoons, calls for ban

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Egypt condemns Prophet Muhammad cartoons, calls for ban

President Sisi and Al-Azhar have both condemned the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in France.

Moroccan prison guard killed by IS-linked inmate

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Moroccan prison guard killed by IS-linked inmate

A prison guard in Morocco was killed by an inmate who was imprisoned for belonging to the Islamic State group.

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