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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

HSBC Turkey chief acquitted of insulting Erdogan

Apr 11, 2019

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has acquitted HSBC's Turkey chief of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through Twitter

Iran media: Police helicopter crashes near border, killing 1

Apr 10, 2019

Iranian media: Police helicopter carrying border guards crashes in country's northwest, killing 1

A look at corruption scandals facing Israeli prime minister

Apr 9, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu seeks re-election with a cloud of corruption charges looming over him

Iran media reports battery explosion on sub kills 3

Apr 6, 2019

Iranian media are reporting three staff in the country's defense industries have been killed in an explosion in a submarine under construction in the country's south

Netanyahu plays a 'Trump card' as Israeli elections near

Apr 5, 2019

Netanyahu gets a welcome lift from his friend in the White House as he's embroiled in tight race for re-election in Israel

Iranian media report veteran actor Mashayekhi dead at 84

Apr 2, 2019

Iranian media are reporting that veteran film and theater actor Jamshid Mashayekhi has died at age 84. A Tuesday report by the semi-official ISNA news agency says Mashayekhi died in a hospital in Tehran after a lengthy illness

Israeli group says network of bots is stumping for Netanyahu

Apr 1, 2019

Israeli researchers say a network of social media bots has been campaigning for Netanyahu ahead of next week's elections

Egyptian pro-democracy activist free after 5 years in prison

Mar 29, 2019

Lawyer, family: Prominent Egyptian pro-democracy activists released from prison after serving 5-year term for protests

Sudan frees detained editor who criticized ruler al-Bashir

Mar 29, 2019

Sudanese newspaper reports that its chief editor has been freed after a month in detention for speaking out against President Omar al-Bashir's state of emergency declaration

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