Crime

Egypt officials: 21 arrested over protesting metro fare hike

May 12, 2018

Police arrest 21 in Egypt for protesting against the government's surprise move to hike fares on Cairo's subway

Egypt arrests activist over video critical of government

May 12, 2018

An international rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested an activist after she posted a video online lashing out at the state for reasons including deteriorating public services and unchallenged sexual harassment

Turkish prosecutors seek arrest of 300 military personnel

May 11, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 300 military personnel suspected of links to a network led by a U.S.-based cleric, whom Turkey says was behind a failed coup attempt in 2016

Sudan woman who killed husband over alleged rape given death

May 10, 2018

A lawyer says a young Sudanese woman convicted of killing her husband while she claims he was raping her has been sentenced to death

Turkey: Air force personnel held over links to cleric

May 10, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 65 people, most of them former air force personnel, suspected of links to a network led by U.S.-based cleric whom Turkey accuses of masterminding a failed coup attempt in 2016

Egyptian rights lawyer says comedian got 15 days in custody

May 9, 2018

An Egyptian rights lawyer says prosecutors have ordered the detention for 15 days of a young comedian who was working for a popular satirical television program

Turkish prosecutors seek life terms for coup ringleaders

May 9, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking life prison terms for more than 200 people, including former generals, who are accused of being the ringleaders of the 2016 failed military coup

Israeli soldier convicted of killing Palestinian is freed

May 8, 2018

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting wounded Palestinian attacker released from prison

Secret witness testifies against US pastor in Turkey

May 7, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says a witness testifying anonymously against a U.S. pastor claimed that the American helped Kurdish militants and aimed to create a Christian Kurdish state

Egypt refers 555 to military court on terror-related charges

May 7, 2018

Egypt's chief prosecutor refers 555 terror suspects to military court on charges of joining Islamic State group

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