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Egypt's interior ministry said Monday it killed three "terrorist elements" in the Sinai Peninsula.

An Islamic State-affiliated group claimed the execution of a Coptic Christian and two tribesmen in Egypt's restive Sinai, in a video posted on its Telegram channel.

Ballad of a White Cow: A journey for justice

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Ballad of a White Cow: A journey for justice

Film Review: Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam's moving drama centres on Mina, who devastatingly learns of her husband's execution for a murder he didn't commit.

'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

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'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

Four Yemeni journalists have been sentenced to death by the Houthis.

Minors in Saudi Arabia face <em>execution</em> despite announced reforms

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Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

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Saudi executes three soldiers for 'high treason'

Riyadh's defence ministry named the three soldiers as Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim without identifying who they were accused of colluding with.

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Egypt's 'grandiose' Golden Parade carries pharaohs to new home

Egypt held a "grandiose spectacle" to transfer mummified remains of 22 pharaohs to a new resting place on Saturday.

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Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

"In sentencing a child to die while ignoring torture allegations, the Saudi court made a mockery of the country’s alleged 'reforms'," said HRW.

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Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

Rights groups said Iran is "obsessively" executing death row inmates despite a decline in public support for capital punishment.

EU to sanction 3 Iranians for human rights abuses

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EU to sanction 3 Iranians for human rights abuses

For the first time since 2013, the EU will impose travel bans and asset freezes on a number of Iranians accused of human rights abuses.

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Syrian opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

An opposition conference scheduled to take place in Damascus over the weekend was stopped by the regime, who claimed the organisers lacked the ...

Top Islamic State group leader killed in Egypt's Sinai

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Top Islamic State group leader killed in Egypt's Sinai

The high-ranking Wilayat Sinai figure was reportedly killed in a joint operation by the Egyptian military and local tribal forces.

UK MPs call for 'reconsideration' of Bahrain ties

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UK MPs call for 'reconsideration' of Bahrain ties

On the 10th anniversary of Bahrain's crackdown on Arab Spring protests, UK MPs say the British government must pressure Bahrain to stop ...

EU Parliament calls for Bahrain to halt prisoner executions

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EU Parliament calls for Bahrain to halt prisoner executions

The draft resolution calls for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience, including 26 death row prisoners facing imminent ...

Israel seeking to repatriate spy Eli Cohen's remains

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Israel seeking to repatriate spy Eli Cohen's remains

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was working to repatriate the remains of Israeli agent Eli Cohen, who was executed in Syria in 1965.

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Iraq executes 3 'terrorism' convicts: local officials

Iraq on Wednesday hanged three men convicted on 'terrorism' in Nasiriyah prison in Dhi Qar province, the only detention centre in the country that carries out capital punishment.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

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Leading Syrian chemical weapons scientist 'was on CIA payroll'

The Syrian expert passed on information on the regime's chemical weapons programme on to the CIA.

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Families of Beirut blast victims: Judge removal politicized

Families of the victims and survivors have accused the ruling political class of corruption and negligence that led to the explosion of ammonium ...

More evidence of crimes against Assad than Nazis: prosecutor

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More evidence of crimes against Assad than Nazis: prosecutor

Stephen Rapp has said that there is mountains of evidence fo war crimes linked to Bashar Al-Assad.

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Erdogan accuses US of backing 'terrorists' in Iraq

The Turkish leader said it was a "farce" that the US was waiting for confirmation on whether Ankara's account of the execution of 13 of ...

Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by 'Israeli' robot gun

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Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by 'Israeli' robot gun

Mossad agents smuggled the machine gun in small parts and then painstakingly assembled, piece by piece, a media outlet has reported.

Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

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Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

A new Amnesty International report marking ten years since the uprising in Bahrain said authorities in the Gulf kingdom have continued to crush ...

Iraq hangs five 'terrorism' convicts: security sources

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Iraq hangs five 'terrorism' convicts: security sources

Iraq on Tuesday hanged five people convicted on 'terrorism' charges in a notorious southern prison, security sources said

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