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Egypt executes defrocked monk convicted of abbot’s killing
Egypt

Egypt executes defrocked monk convicted of abbot’s killing

Authorities carried out the death penalty on an Egyptian monk who killed the abbot of his monastery in 2018, a…
Report: Mideast countries top 2020 global executioners list
Middle East

Report: Mideast countries top 2020 global executioners list

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Apart from China and despite a worldwide drop in death sentences, countries in the…
Three Saudi youths get prison sentence instead of death
Middle East

Three Saudi youths get prison sentence instead of death

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three young Saudi men who faced death sentences for acts they were accused of…
Iran frees rights activist after more than 8 years in prison
Middle East

Iran frees rights activist after more than 8 years in prison

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has released a prominent human rights activist who campaigned against the death penalty, Iranian media…
Saudi prosecution orders retrial of Egyptian sentenced to death
Egypt

Saudi prosecution orders retrial of Egyptian sentenced to death

Saudi Arabia has ordered the retrial of Egyptian engineer Ali Abul Qasim, who was sentenced to death in 2017 over…
U.N. expert chides France over jihadist captives in Iraq
Middle East

U.N. expert chides France over jihadist captives in Iraq

PARIS (Reuters) – A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected…
Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims’ lawsuit if not executed
Middle East

Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims’ lawsuit if not executed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has indicated a willingness to be deposed…
Egyptian-American accused of drowning his two autistic children
Egypt

Egyptian-American accused of drowning his two autistic children

A US court on Wednesday charged an Egyptian-American of drowning his two autistic children four years ago, Sky News Arabia…
Iran defends execution of gay people
Middle East

Iran defends execution of gay people

The US on Wednesday accused Iran of violating fundamental human rights after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Sarif endorsed the…
Assange suffering ‘psychological torture’: UN expert
World

Assange suffering ‘psychological torture’: UN expert

Julian Assange has been subjected to drawn-out “psychological torture”, a UN rights expert said Friday, accusing the United States, Britain,…
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