Egypt court sentences 65 people over 2013 violence

Sep 23, 2018

An Egyptian court has sentenced 64 people to varying prison terms and one man to death over violence in 2013 when the military overthrew the elected Islamist president

Egypt court upholds suspended sentence against activist

Sep 19, 2018

An Egyptian appeals court has upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending public morals

Iraqi lawmakers elect Sunni Arab as parliament speaker

Sep 15, 2018

Iraqi lawmakers have elected a Sunni Arab as speaker of parliament, the first step in forming a new government four months after national elections

Former Iranian president Ahmadinejad's ally gets prison time

Sep 12, 2018

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reports a court has sentenced a close ally of former hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to six-and-a-half years in prison

Iraqi protesters set fire to Iran consulate in southern city

Sep 7, 2018

Angry protesters have stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra and set fire to an Iranian flag, as part of ongoing demonstrations that have turned deadly in the past few days

Iraq's new parliament meets as rival blocs vie for majority

Sep 3, 2018

Iraq's newly-elected parliament is meeting for the first time as rival factions compete over the right to name a new government

Iraq's top court ratifies manual recount of May ballots

Aug 19, 2018

Iraq's top court ratifies results of manual ballot recount, paving the way for new house to meet, government to be formed

Iran detains outspoken lawyer calling for free elections

Aug 19, 2018

Report: Iran detains outspoken lawyer demanding free elections

Israeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper rift

Aug 19, 2018

Israel's recent detention of Jewish-American critics entering the country is shining a spotlight on a growing gulf between the world's two largest Jewish communities.

Sudan ruling party nominates al-Bashir for new term in 2020

Aug 10, 2018

Sudan's official SUNA news agency reports the country's ruling party has nominated President Omar al-Bashir for re-election in 2020 even though country's constitution limits presidents to two 5-year terms

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