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Turkish Opposition Plans Half A Million Election Vote Monitors

ANKARA – Turkey’s main opposition parties and NGOs said they plan to deploy more than half a million monitors and volunteers at ballot boxes across the...

Un Rights Experts Urge Egypt To Free Couple Unlawfully Detained

GENEVA – The daughter of the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and her husband have been unlawfully detained in Egypt for the past year without formal...

Icc Gives Myanmar Deadline Over Rohingya Case Jurisdiction

AMSTERDAM – Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the...

Bahraini Court Acquits Opposition Leaders In Spying Case

DUBAI – A Bahraini court on Thursday acquitted three senior leaders of the country’s main opposition group of spying for Qatar, a rare win for opposition...

Irans Aggression In Middle East Must Be Countered Merkel

AMMAN – Measures are needed to counter Iran’s “aggressive tendencies” in the Middle East, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after...

Hate Narratives From Abroad Drive Myanmar Communities Apart Suu Kyi Says

YANGON – “Hate narratives” from abroad have driven communities in Myanmar further apart, the Southeast Asian nation’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi,...

Lebanon Minister Moves To Calm Dispute Over Iranian Passport Stamps

BEIRUT – Lebanon’s interior minister tried on Wednesday to calm a dispute over a change in rules for entering the country, which some politicians feared...

Exclusive Pope Urges Press Freedom Cites Case Of Jailed Reuters Reporters

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on accusations of...

Both Sides Committed War Crimes During Siege Of Syrias Ghouta Un

GENEVA – Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern Ghouta through heavy...

Saudi Arabia Arrests More Womens Rights Activists Hrw

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia detained two more women’s rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel ban on several others in an ongoing crackdown in the...