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UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said his government had "intensified" negotiations to secure the "immediate" release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, which her family expect could happen within weeks.

Shortly after taking office in 2017, Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions barring entry to US for nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

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Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

“Yemenis are crowding into markets and shops to stockpile whatever they can afford. Families are terrified that no more food or other supplies will make it into the country.”

Belgian court postpones verdict in Iran diplomat case

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Belgian court postpones verdict in Iran diplomat case

Diplomat Assadollah Assadi is accused of involvement in an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

Moroccan man's 'terror' death sentence commuted: lawyer

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Moroccan man's 'terror' death sentence commuted: lawyer

A Moroccan man stripped of his Danish citizenship had his death sentence over terrorism charges commuted to 25 years in jail.

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

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Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

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Turkish preacher jailed for 1,000 years for sex crimes

Adnan Oktar preached creationism and conservative values while women in revealing outfits danced around him to upbeat music in the TV studio.

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Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia received gold bars from Gulf donors then sold them on the black market, the official APS news agency ...

Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

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Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

The new proceedings in the capital Algiers come after the supreme court in November accepted a defence appeal.

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Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

A radical cleric linked to Indonesia's worst terror attack was freed from prison.

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

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Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

Competitors in Dakar Rally will pass within a few hundred metres of the prison where women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is being held.

Algerian hunger strikers hospitalised in prison protest

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Algerian hunger strikers hospitalised in prison protest

Three imprisoned Algerian activists were hospitalised following their hunger strike protesting their detention.

Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

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Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

A clash between jihadists and Algerian soldiers left two troops dead on Saturday, authorities said.

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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, including for ...

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Ousted Algeria leader's 'secret child' loses appeal against jail

Zoulikha Nachinache was found guilty of money laundering, influence peddling, squandering public funds and illicit transfer of foreign currency ...

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Saudi embassy attack 'mastermind' appointed to Iran judo federation

Iranian media had named Shia cleirc Hassan Kordmihan as a 'mastermind' behind the attack on the Saudi embassy in 2016.

Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

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Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

A partially suspended sentence will allow Loujain al-Hathloul's release within months, relatives said.

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Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years in prison as “cruel” and ...

Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

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Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger strike in ...

Algerian prosecutors seek tougher <em>jail</em> term for activist

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Algerian prosecutors seek tougher jail term for activist

Algerian prosecutors are seeking a tougher jail sentence for Amira Bouraoui, a prominent activist in the pro-democracy Hirak movement, ...

Family praises Pakistan to stop Daniel Pearl murderers release

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Family praises Pakistan to stop Daniel Pearl murderers release

'We are heartened to hear that the government of Pakistan is filing an appeal against the release order so that our son's murderers will remain ...

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