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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…
Dramatic drop in Saudi executions after laws changed in 2020
Middle East

Dramatic drop in Saudi executions after laws changed in 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, for years one of the world’s most prolific executioners, dramatically reduced the…
Amnesty finds Saudi anti-terror court a weapon of repression
Middle East

Amnesty finds Saudi anti-terror court a weapon of repression

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has used a secretive court established to try terrorism cases as “a…
U.N. expert chides France over jihadist captives in Iraq
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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…
Albanians unearth dark past searching for communism’s victims
World

Albanians unearth dark past searching for communism’s victims

After years of scouring documents, tapes and then the slopes of a mountain above Tirana, Jovan Plaku found the remains…
Some executed in Saudi Arabia had protested their innocence
Middle East

Some executed in Saudi Arabia had protested their innocence

Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)–Long before Saudi Arabia announced it had carried out one of the largest mass executions in its history…
Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens for ‘terrorism’
Middle East

Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens for ‘terrorism’

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed 37 of its citizens who had been convicted of “terrorism,” the Interior Ministry said. The death penalty…
Islamic State kills 700 prisoners in east Syria: Syrian Observatory
Middle East

Islamic State kills 700 prisoners in east Syria: Syrian Observatory

  BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that Islamic State militants had executed nearly…
Nobel laureates urge Saudi king to halt 14 executions
Middle East

Nobel laureates urge Saudi king to halt 14 executions

Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners are appealing to Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the…
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