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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.

Washington's decision not to sanction the crown prince was an "extremely dangerous move", the UN's special rapporteur on summary executions said.

US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

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US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

The United States on pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing criticism that it did not directly target MBS.

US report on Saudi Khashoggi murder expected 'soon'

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US report on Saudi Khashoggi murder expected 'soon'

The White House on Wednesday said an intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be released "soon".

Biden to call Saudi king before Khashoggi report release

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Biden to call Saudi king before Khashoggi report release

The US is expected to release a damning report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

The lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar's people again become "slaves" of the military.

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Algeria hands death penalty to jihadist in beheading trial

A jihadist was sentenced to death for the 2014 kidnapping and beheading of French mountaineer Herve Gourdel in Algeria.

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

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After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

Saudi Arabia has begun provisionally releasing some viewed as dissidents as Riyadh comes under US pressure.

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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Death sentences of 3 Saudis commuted to jail time

Three young Saudis from the minority Shia community had their death sentences commuted to 10 years in prison, officials said, as the kingdom ...

Europe, US race to salvage Iran nuclear deal

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Europe, US race to salvage Iran nuclear deal

US President Joe Biden has raised European hopes that a deal to rein in Iran's nuclear drive can be rescued, but a narrow window of opportunity ...

WHO to launch mass Syria Covid-19 vaccination programme

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WHO to launch mass Syria Covid-19 vaccination programme

The WHO will deploy staff to carry out its Covid-19 vaccination programme in Syria as early as April.

Iran hangs ethnic Baluch for 'terror', despite UN appeal

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Iran hangs ethnic Baluch for 'terror', despite UN appeal

Javid Dehghan Khalad was put to death early in the morning in the restive southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, Mizan Online reported.

Tripoli's working class lives matter

Nizar Hassan

Tripoli's working class lives matter

Comment: Tripoli and its revolutionary youth must resist a reality in which their deaths are seen as an affordable crime by the ruling class, ...

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Iraq could see return of unpopular checkpoints after blasts

Checkpoints will return to Iraq following last week's attack in Baghdad that killed over 30 people.

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Iraq hangs three people convicted of terrorism: security source

Iraq has hanged three people convicted of ‘terrorism’ soon after rights groups warned that hundreds were at risk of execution in the aftermath ...

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Rights groups fear Iraq execution spree following IS attack

Rights groups fear that Iraqi authorities may carry out hundreds of executions in retaliation for a deadly IS suicide bombing.

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UK must stop supplying arms to Egypt regime: CAAT

CAAT has urged the UK government to stop supplying arms to Egypt's military regime.

US Committee urges release of report on Khashoggi's killing

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US Committee urges release of report on Khashoggi's killing

Publishing the report would ensure that Washington officially recognises Riyadh as responsible for the killing of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

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Saudi reports sharp drop in executions in 2020

The Saudi government's Human Rights Commission (HRC) said it documented 27 executions in 2020, an 85 percent decrease from the previous ...

Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty

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Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty

Executions were paused in Kazakhstan from 2003 but courts continued to sentence convicts to death in exceptional circumstances, ...

New York Times admits 'institutional failing' over 'Caliphate' podcast

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New York Times admits 'institutional failing' over 'Caliphate' podcast

A recent podcast by the New York Times has come under fire for failing to corroborate a Canadian's claim that he executed people for IS.

Italy-Egypt oil and weapons deals undermine justice for Regeni

Sam Hamad

Italy-Egypt oil and weapons deals undermine justice for Regeni

Comment: Italy's PM Conte knows he can back the prosecution of Egyptian officials without undermining Italy's close trade and 'security' links ...

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