Crime

Yemeni town thrives on extortion and torture of migrants

Oct 30, 2019

Thousands of African migrants, ushered to Yemen by smugglers, find themselves in the particular hell of Ras al-Ara

Iran's Guard says it detains Paris-based exiled journalist

Oct 14, 2019

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says it has arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017

Iranian authorities arrest 'corpse bride' Instagram star

Oct 7, 2019

A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that a woman known for posting images of herself online trying to look like a lead character from Tim Burton's "The Corpse Bride" has been arrested

Egyptian authorities arrest police officer over abuse claims

Oct 5, 2019

Egyptian authorities have arrested a policeman pending an investigation into claims he beat up a lawyer in a Nile Delta city over a parking dispute

The Latest: Protesters block section of Baghdad airport road

Oct 3, 2019

Iraqi officials say anti-government protesters in the Iraqi capital have blocked a section of Baghdad’s international airport road and torched two local government buildings farther north

Egypt releases 3 foreigners arrested over protests

Oct 3, 2019

Egyptian airport officials say two Jordanians and a Sudanese arrested in Cairo amid the recent crackdown that followed anti-government protests have been released and flown back to their home countries

Lawyers: 3 Egyptian activists detained amid wave of arrests

Sep 25, 2019

Egyptian lawyers say security forces arrested 3 political activists known for their outspoken criticism of Egypt's government and the president

Egypt court sentences plane hijacker to life in prison

Sep 24, 2019

Egyptian court sentences a man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and ordered it to land in Cyprus to life in prison

Egypt: Lawyers say police arrested hundreds over protests

Sep 23, 2019

Egyptian rights lawyers say security forces have rounded up hundreds of people following small but rare anti-government protests

Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence me

Sep 20, 2019

The US-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 uprising that brought down longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak has said that authorities arrested his brother in Cairo to silence him.

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