Crime

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

Apr 22, 2018

Report: Iran detains former prosecutor who faces 2-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners in 2009

Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raid

Apr 22, 2018

The Israeli military says it has arrested 15 Hamas operatives in an overnight West Bank raid

Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

Apr 21, 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member has been killed in a shooting in Yemen

Cyprus church defrocks priest for 1st time over sex offense

Apr 18, 2018

A senior cleric says the Holy Synod of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian church has for the first time defrocked a priest who had sexually abused his former step-daughter when she was a child

Rights group: African migrants face rape, abuse in Yemen

Apr 17, 2018

Human Rights Watch says African migrants who were detained in war-torn Yemen have described horrific abuses, including the rape of women and boys, at the hands of local security forces backed by the United Arab Emirates

Amnesty: Women, children linked to IS suffer abuses in Iraq

Apr 17, 2018

Amnesty International says Iraqi women and children with suspected links to the Islamic State group are being denied humanitarian aid and prevented from returning to their homes, and the women also are subjected to sexual violence in displacement camps

US pastor denies terror links, spying in Turkish court

Apr 16, 2018

American pastor denies aiding terror groups or engaging in espionage in Turkey as trial opens

Being a soccer fan in Egypt is a risky, even deadly, passion

Apr 16, 2018

Being a soccer fan in Egypt has been a dangerous, sometimes even deadly, passion for years, but that may soon change

Israeli ambassador to Jordan takes up his post, ending spat

Apr 16, 2018

Israel's new ambassador arrives in Jordan to begin his posting, ending months-long spat over deadly embassy shooting

US pastor faces terror charges in fraught trial in Turkey

Apr 15, 2018

An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara

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