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Report: Iran sentences 3 rights lawyers to prison

Dec 11, 2018

Iranian media are reporting that two human rights lawyers have been sentenced to six years in prison and a third has been sentenced to 13 years

The Latest: Kremlin critic salutes Interpol president choice

Nov 21, 2018

Kremlin critic Bill Browder says common sense has prevailed with Interpol's decision to bypass a longtime veteran of Russia's security services and choose a South Korean as its new president

Defense chief's resignation pushes Israel toward election

Nov 14, 2018

The resignation of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman was ostensibly a show of anger over Tuesday's informal truce with Israel's Hamas enemies

Bahrain arrests man for tweets critical of upcoming election

Nov 13, 2018

Bahrain's state-run news agency says prosecutors have detained and charged a man for tweets critical of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections

Turkey, where Saudi writer died, has culture of surveillance

Oct 22, 2018

Questions swirl around purported audio recordings of killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, adding to rich history of spying in Turkey

Kurdish party behind referendum wins regional polls in Iraq

Oct 21, 2018

The government of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region says the party that led the region into its ill-fated independence referendum last year has won the most seats in regional parliamentary elections

Poll finds Trump's pro-Israel stance does not sway US Jews

Oct 18, 2018

A new survey indicates an overwhelming majority of American Jews plan to vote for Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm elections

Israeli leader aims to pass draft law, averting early vote

Oct 15, 2018

Israel's prime minister says he hopes to soon pass legislation on a contentious bill that has threatened to bring down his government

Israel's Netanyahu appears poised to call early elections

Oct 11, 2018

Signs mount that Israeli prime minster may soon call for new elections, nearly a year ahead of schedule

Egypt judge slaps travel ban on prominent rights lawyer

Oct 6, 2018

An Egyptian judge has slapped a travel ban on a former presidential candidate and rights lawyer over an ongoing investigation into funding for civil society groups

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