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Imran Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of "attacking Islam", after the European leader criticised Islamists and defended the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

Algerian actresses have launched a campaign to see the country put an end to violence against women.

Saudi commission insists no minors to face <em>death</em> <em>penalty</em>

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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.

Sudan trial defence rejects case against ousted Bashir

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Sudan trial defence rejects case against ousted Bashir

The trial of Omar al-Bashir and others over a 1989 coup heard defence arguments dismissing charges of illegal use of military force.

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Reformist Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah's trial 'to resume Sunday'

The trial of the popular Saudi cleric has been postponed on at least eight occasions since his detention in 2017.

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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 ...

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Iran frees activist after over 8 years in prison

Narges Mohammadi was released based on a law that allows a prison sentence to be commutated if the related court agrees.

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Two IS 'Beatles' brought to US to face charges

Two IS members dubbed the "Beatles" are to be brought to the United States on Wednesday to face charges.

US asks Supreme Court to hear Boston bomber's case

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US asks Supreme Court to hear Boston bomber's case

The US Supreme Court will hear Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's case.

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Lawyers walk out of Sudan ex-president trial in protest

Dozens of lawyers for Sudan's ousted president Omar Al-Bashir walked out of his trial in protest at alleged bias from the prosecutor general.

Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

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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.

Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of ...

Trial of Sudan's Bashir adjourned to October 6

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Trial of Sudan's Bashir adjourned to October 6

The trial of Omar al-Bashir was adjourned on Tuesday to October 6.

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Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

In the third joint statement to the council targeting Riyadh since the 2018 killing, the mainly European countries renewed a call for "transparency and holding all those responsible accountable".

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Imran Khan calls for chemical castration following gang rape

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the worst sex crimes should be punishable by chemical castration, following an arrest in a ...

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Calls for Saudi teenager's arrest over Prophet Muhammad insults

Amal al-Asmari's tweet went viral after she condemned the Prophet Muhammad and said she doesn't believe in the word of the Quran.

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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 ...

Iran executes young wrestler despite global outcry

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Iran executes young wrestler despite global outcry

The sentence against Navid Afkari was carried out on Saturday morning in Adelabad prison in Shiraz.

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Anti-Shia protesters march for second day in Karachi

Vast crowds of men thronged downtown Karachi - Pakistan's largest city and a major business and industrial hub - many of them waving pro-Sunni ...

Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

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Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

The case of Navid Afkari has drawn international interest, with world sports organisations jumping to his defence and critics claiming Iran is ...

Christian Pakistani man sentenced to <em>death</em> over 'blasphemous' texts

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Christian Pakistani man sentenced to death over 'blasphemous' texts

A Christian Pakistani man has been sentenced to death after he sent a 'blasphemous' text message.

Saudi Arabia struggles to turn page on Khashoggi's murder

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Saudi Arabia struggles to turn page on Khashoggi's murder

The latest ruling on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could continue to damage the reputation of Saudi Arabia on a global scale.

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