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High-ranking IS militant sentenced to death by Iraqi court

19 September, 2018

Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi has been sentenced to death by the Iraqi courts on terrorism charges.

Malaysia to formally charge Najib Razak with corruption

19 September, 2018

Malaysia's former prime minister will be formally charged with allegedly looting millions in state funds.

Turkey keeps 24 workers behind bars over airport protests

19 September, 2018

After almost 600 workers were detained for protesting 'slave-like working conditions' at Istanbul's new airport, 24 remain in jail while managers pledge to improve the situation

US professor declines to endorse student's Israel trip

18 September, 2018

John Cheney-Lippold initially said his university department pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinian rights.

Pakistan PM in Saudi Arabia on first foreign visit

18 September, 2018

The South Asian country is looking for economic assistance as it grapples with over $90 billion in external debt.

ICC to probe crimes against Rohingya Muslims

18 September, 2018

Hundreds of thousands have fled Myanmar in what rights groups say was the military's genocidal plan to remove the country's Rohingya Muslims.

Cyprus, Egypt to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

18 September, 2018

Egypt's oil minister said the deal was a "win-win" for not only the two countries, but also for Europe's energy security.

Algeria's air force chief sacked amid sweeping military shake-up

18 September, 2018

The recent spate of sackings comes just eight months ahead of the North African country's presidential election.

Greece to evacuate 2,000 refugees in overcrowded Lesbos camp

18 September, 2018

The news comes a day after a major NGO slammed conditions at the camp, noting overflowing sewage and reports of children attempting suicide.

Amnesty International calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

18 September, 2018

In the five years since the Egyptian military overthrew a democratically-elected government, Sisi's regime has launched the largest crackdown on critics in its modern history

Putin softens tone on Israel over downed Syria plane

18 September, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing of a Russian warplane by the Assad regime

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

18 September, 2018

Ramadan was a professor at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when the rape allegations surfaced at the height of the "Me Too" movement late last year.

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