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Clashes between police and protesters left four injured on Thursday in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, after security forces used tear gas to...
Friday, January 16, 2015
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Updated at 7:23 pm (GMT+2): The case of a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, which has been widely criticized by rights groups, has been...
Friday, January 16, 2015
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A Mauritanian court on Thursday sentenced three anti-slavery activists to two-year jail terms each for "unauthorized assembly" and "incitement,"...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Saudi Arabia on Wednesday beheaded a convicted Pakistani drug trafficker and one of its own citizens who allegedly killed a soldier. Their cases...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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Updated at 4:35 pm (GMT+2): Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, al-Nusra Front, shot dead a woman in the northwest of the country after accusing her of...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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A Saudi judge has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to an additional five years in jail, after he refused to show remorse or recognize the...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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A baby and a young man were found dead in Gaza on Saturday, bringing the total death toll in winter storm Huda to four after Palestinians in the tiny...
Sunday, January 11, 2015
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Kuwait authorities arrested a former liberal cabinet minister as he attempted to leave the country Saturday, after being sentenced to a week in jail...
Sunday, January 11, 2015
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Updated at 1:32 pm (GMT +2): US-ally Saudi Arabia flogs liberal activist Raif Badawi in public Friday near a mosque in the Red Sea city of Jeddah,...
Friday, January 9, 2015
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