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Turkey's state media say election officials ordered Istanbul's mayoral election redone, voided opposition candidate win

May 6, 2019

Turkey's state media say election officials ordered Istanbul's mayoral election redone, voided opposition candidate win

Iranian paper says journalist, activists detained at protest

May 4, 2019

An Iranian newspaper says one of its reporters was detained by police alongside dozens of labor activists while she was covering a protest earlier this week marking International Workers' Day

Libyan TV says 2 reporters kidnapped amid Tripoli fighting

May 3, 2019

A Libyan television channel says two of its reporters were kidnapped by forces loyal to a military commander while covering fighting in the capital, Tripoli

Israel says bots promoting boycott of Eurovision

May 2, 2019

Israel says it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest

Rights group urges Yemen's rebels to release 10 journalists

May 1, 2019

A rights group is calling on Yemen's Houthi rebels to release 10 journalists detained nearly four years ago on "trumped-up" spying charges

Instagram story aims to engage new generation with Holocaust

Apr 30, 2019

Instagram account based on teen Jewish victim's real-life journal creates buzz as new way to share Holocaust testimony

6 Turkish journalists sent to jail after losing appeals

Apr 25, 2019

Six former journalists from an opposition newspaper have returned to prison to serve sentences after an appeals court confirmed their conviction on terror charges

Turkish state media says 2 people detained on suspicion of spying for United Arab Emirates

Apr 19, 2019

Turkish state media says 2 people detained on suspicion of spying for United Arab Emirates

Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media

Apr 17, 2019

Two Saudi sisters are pleading for help from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom posting appeals on social media

Iranian who removed headscarf sentenced to year in prison

Apr 14, 2019

The lawyer for an Iranian woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf in a public protest says she has been sentenced to one year in prison but pardoned by the supreme leader

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