Crime

Israeli court sentences Arab poet for incitement to violence

Aug 1, 2018

An Israeli court has sentenced an Arab poet to five months in prison for incitement to violence in social media posts she made during a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence

Turkish court rejects appeal to end US pastor's house arrest

Jul 31, 2018

Turkey's state-run media says a court has refused to end an American pastor's house arrest or to lift a ban prohibiting him from leaving the country

Egyptian poet gets 3 years for insulting security forces

Jul 31, 2018

A rights lawyer says an Egyptian military court has sentenced a poet to three years in prison for insulting the country's security forces

2 Italian artists leave Israel after arrest over mural

Jul 30, 2018

2 Italian artists, arrested for painting mural on West Bank barrier of teen Palestinian protest icon, leave Israel

Dubai police recover rare $20 million stolen blue diamond

Jul 26, 2018

Dubai police say they've recovered a rare $20 million blue diamond stolen from a city company's vault and smuggled to Sri Lanka inside a pair of sneakers in a shoebox

Turkey: American pastor on trial for terror let out of jail

Jul 25, 2018

An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than 1 ½ years on terror and espionage charges has been released and will be put under house arrest as his trial continues

Rights group: Egypt issues suspended sentence to 6 over play

Jul 25, 2018

Egyptian rights group says a military court has sentenced six people to a two-month suspended sentence for their involvement in a play seen as insulting to security forces

Turkey's state media: American pastor jailed in Turkey on terror charges is put under house arrest

Jul 25, 2018

Turkey's state media: American pastor jailed in Turkey on terror charges is put under house arrest

Rights group calls on Iraq to declare detention centers

Jul 22, 2018

Human Rights Watch has called on Iraq's government to declare the number of detention facilities and not to hold suspects for extended periods without informing their families

Turkey arrests wife of Islamic State commander Shishani

Jul 20, 2018

Turkey's official news agency says authorities have arrested the wife of Abu Omar al-Shishani, a top commander in the Islamic State group killed two years ago.

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