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Russian Major Nikolai Zekin is facing trial for taking bribes from soldiers in order to send them to Syria, where they can earn high salaries and other benefits.

Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

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ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student protesting in favour of Kurdish-language education.

Trump under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

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Trump under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

US lawmakers say the public must know which Saudi officials were named in a report the Trump administration refused to release to the public ...

Israeli court rules alleged paedophile fit to stand <em>trial</em>

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Israeli court rules alleged paedophile fit to stand trial

Malka Leifer is accused of child sex abuse while she was a teacher and principal at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne.

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Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over sex claim

A Moroccan judge placed the head of an independent daily newspaper in pre-trial detention for suspected sexual assault, his lawyer said.

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WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization had "temporarily" suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being ...

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Netanyahu calls Sudanese leader in latest move towards normalisation

Fresh from inaugurating his new government, Israel's PM called Sudan's leader to wish him a happy Eid, three months after the pair agreed to ...

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Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Sunday forced to appear before the court for his first hearing on corruption charges.

Israel's Netanyahu is going on <em>trial</em> for corruption

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Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

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Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement "shocking", ...

Egypt arrested 10 reporters since coronavirus outbreak: rights group

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Egypt arrested 10 reporters since coronavirus outbreak: rights group

Egypt's government has arrested at least 10 journalists during the country's coronavirus outbreak, according to a local rights group.

Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

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Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

Yair Lapid launched as a scathing attack against Benjamin Netanyahu, whose corruption trial is the talk of the country.

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

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US father-son duo accused of masterminding Ghosn's escape

Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret and private security specialist, and Peter Taylor, 27, are wanted by Japan on charges they helped Ghosn escape.

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British far-right leader leader found guilty of terror offence

Paul Golding was charged at Heathrow in October, after refusing to give police access to his iPhone and Apple computer following a trip to ...

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Norwegian prosecutors seek 21-year sentence for mosque shooter

Norwegian prosecutors have called for Philip Manshaus, who admits opening fire in a mosque near Oslo in 2019, to be given the toughest possible ...

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Israeli court forces Netanyahu to attend trial opening

An Israeli court has denied a request by Prime Minister Netanyahu to be absent from the opening of his trial on corruption charges.

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

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Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but ...

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Egyptian activist ends hunger strike after courts restart hearings

Renowned activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah told his family he was ending his hunger strike after Egypt's courts recommenced detention renewal hearings, ...

Ethiopia ‘deploys missiles’ as Nile dispute with Egypt escalates

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Ethiopia ‘deploys missiles’ as Nile dispute with Egypt escalates

Ethiopia says it plans to fill a dam on the Nile without consulting Egypt, amid reports that Addis Ababa deployed missiles to defend the dam.

Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

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Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

Israel's new cabinet is poised to rock the region by formally annexing parts of the occupied West Bank.

Israel's Netanyahu 'requests' not to appear before corruption <em>trial</em>

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Israel's Netanyahu 'requests' not to appear before corruption trial

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is due to appear in court for the first day of his corruption trial on Sunday, but the prime minister has ...

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