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Hundreds of Pakistani girls 'sold as brides to China'

07 December, 2019

An AP investigation earlier this year revealed how Pakistan's Christian minority has become a new target of brokers who pay impoverished parents to marry off their daughters to Chinese husbands.

Saudi military shooter slammed US as 'nation of evil'

07 December, 2019

'I'm against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil,' the shooter said, according to online posts found by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Gunmen kill 15, wound 60 amid Baghdad's anti-government protests

07 December, 2019

At least 15 people - including two policemen - were killed when armed assailants opened fire in Baghdad's Khilani Square on Friday.

Qatar FM says Doha in talks with Saudi Arabia

06 December, 2019

Qatar's foreign minister has expressed hopes for 'progress' in ending the Gulf diplomatic crisis, confirming that talks have taken place between Riyadh and Doha.

Saudi king condemns 'barbaric' Florida shooting: Trump

06 December, 2019

Saudi Arabia's King Salman expressed his condolences over the shooting at a US naval base on Friday, according to a tweet by President Donald Trump.

Saudi military trainee kills three at US naval base

06 December, 2019

A Saudi military trainee was shot dead by Florida police after opening fire at a naval base, killing three and injuring seven others.

Israel detains five Palestinian journalists live on air

06 December, 2019

Israeli intelligence officers on Friday arrested five Palestinian journalists working for Palestine TV, part of a wider crackdown on Palestinian media in the holy city.

Hariri appeals for foreign aid to tackle economic crisis

06 December, 2019

Lebanon's leader asked allies for emergency funds to fight an economic crisis threatening to dramatically reduce food and cash supplies, as France steps in to host a meeting of donors.

Iran nuclear deal parties meet as accord nears collapse

06 December, 2019

Envoys from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and Iran took part in the three-hour-long meeting in Vienna, the first time the six parties have gathered in this format since July.

At least 7,000 reportedly arrested in Iran protests: UN

06 December, 2019

In a statement, the UN human rights office also said it had obtained "verified video footage" showing security forces firing on protesters, apparently with intent to kill.

Khamenei orders Iran unrest victims treated as 'martyrs'

06 December, 2019

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision marked a significant softening of position by the Iranian authorities towards those killed during the protests that erupted on 15 November.

Iran 'could have murdered over 1000 protesters': US envoy

05 December, 2019

The United States' top Iran envoy says that as many as 1,000 people may have been killed by Iranian authorities during recent protests.

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