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Belarus raids homes and offices of journalists, rights activists
World

Belarus raids homes and offices of journalists, rights activists

KYIV, July 16 (Reuters) – Belarusian police searched offices and homes of independent journalists and human rights activists for the…
Palestinians shaken but steadfast as PA suppresses dissent
Middle East

Palestinians shaken but steadfast as PA suppresses dissent

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Nearly two weeks after he was severely beaten by Palestinian security forces, Akil Awawdeh is…
Egyptian Parliament approves 16th consecutive state of emergency extension
Egypt

Egyptian Parliament approves 16th consecutive state of emergency extension

The Egyptian House of Representatives on Monday approved the extension of the state of emergency across Egypt for three more…
Haitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated in his home
World

Haitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated in his home

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, 53, was shot and killed in his private residence, the interim Prime Minister Claude…
Imprisoned Algerian journalist appeals in high-profile case
Middle East

Imprisoned Algerian journalist appeals in high-profile case

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian prosecutor on Tuesday sought a four-year sentence in the high-profile appeals trial of Algerian…
Mexican journalist who wrote about crime found beheaded
World

Mexican journalist who wrote about crime found beheaded

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican journalist who wrote about crime in the violent Gulf Coast state of Veracruz was…
Hong Kong residents defend free press as China cracks down
World

Hong Kong residents defend free press as China cracks down

HONG KONG (AP) — Last year, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand…
Iraq suspends Reuters for 3 months over report on coronavirus cases
Middle East

Iraq suspends Reuters for 3 months over report on coronavirus cases

LONDON (Reuters) – Iraq has suspended the license of the Reuters news agency after it published a story saying the…
Egypt’s Supreme Media Regulatory Council says BBC made intentional errors to harm the state
Egypt

Egypt’s Supreme Media Regulatory Council says BBC made intentional errors to harm the state

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation said in a report published on Monday that the BBC’s coverage of developments in…
Former Turkish PM Davutoglu forms new party in challenge to Erdogan
Middle East

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu forms new party in challenge to Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) – Former Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, once a close ally to President Tayyip Erdogan, applied on Thursday…
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