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Zeinab Taheri was detained after saying her Sufi client Mohammad Salas had been wrongly hanged on Monday.

Rights groups criticised the execution and death penalty, noting Iran's courts declined to hear eyewitnesses that could have exonerated Mohammad Salas.

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still pushing for press freedom, writes Marta Bellingreri.

Algerian ex-defence chief 'can face war crime charges'

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Algerian ex-defence chief 'can face war crime charges'

Major General Khaled Nezzar may face trial in Switzerland for allegations of torture and arbitrary arrests during Algeria's bloody civil war in ...

Minister claims Gaza massacre 'doesn't show the full story'

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Minister claims Gaza massacre 'doesn't show the full story'

Senior Israeli cabinet minister has defended Israel's massacre in Gaza by making comparisons to killing unarmed protesters to British and ...

Otman Aitlkaboud

The misogyny of terror

Comment: Trivialising misogyny's role in terrorism's wider context is dangerous, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians in Daraa warned of impending regime assault

Syrians in Daraa fear a new regime assault, as leaflets are dropped on the opposition province warning of an offensive.

The New Arab

Gunman kills Yemen university dean and two family members

The dean of Aden University and two members of her family, including a four-year old girl, were killed by a masked gunman in her home in Aden.

Malia Bouattia

State racism and rising Islamophobia: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Comment: Tragically, the brutal murder of Mohammed Saleem five years ago was not an isolated incident of Islamophobic hate crime in the UK, ...

US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

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US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

A man in the US who shot dead an Indian immigrant has been jailed for life.

Courtney C. Radsch

Afghanistan attacks a reminder of global dangers for journalists

Comment: The deliberate targeting of the media in Afghanistan is a dire threat to holding free and fair elections, writes Courtney Radsch of the ...

IS militants murder three medical workers in Afghanistan

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IS militants murder three medical workers in Afghanistan

The murders took place in the Islamic State group stronghold province of Nangarhar along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

India approves death penalty for child rapists

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India approves death penalty for child rapists

The Indian government approved the death penalty for child rapists following public outrage of a case that sent shock-waves through the nation.

'State of emergency' erodes France and Tunisia's civil liberties

Cyril Lemba

'State of emergency' erodes France and Tunisia's civil liberties

Comment: The state of emergency declared by the French and Tunisian governments has led to increasing infringements of civil liberties, but ...

Myanmar troops sentenced ten years for Rohingya slayings

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Myanmar troops sentenced ten years for Rohingya slayings

In a rare investigation, Myanmar military found seven of their personnel guilty of the Rohingya slayings.

CJ Werleman

Assad's grave-robbing echoes Nazi-era abuses

Comment: From wanton mass murder to gassing innocent children, to pulling gold from the teeth of the dead, we've seen these abuses before, writes CJ Werleman.

The New Arab

Murderer of six-year-old Pakistani girl given four death sentences

The murder of a six-year-old Zainab Amin shocked Pakistan. Her killer will be put to death for the crime in a strong sentence by the Lahore ...

The New Arab

Two British IS 'Beatles' captured by Syrian-Kurdish fighters

Syrian Democratic Forces have captured two of four British IS foreign fighters known as 'The Beatles', who were notorious for torturing and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq lists 60 most-wanted jihadists and Baathists

Iraqi authorities have issued a most-wanted list featuring dozens of jihadists and Baath party members who have allegedly committed crimes ...

The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

This week in Iraq: Electioneering heats up, with alliances tested and new overtures to Kurdish 'kingmakers'.

The New Arab & agencies

Protesters lambast Lebanese government for 'passiveness against femicide'

Eight women - including a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide - have been killed as a result of male violence since December.

Kurds protest in Paris against 'assassin' Erdogan Kurds protest in Paris against 'assassin' Erdogan

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Kurds protest in Paris against 'assassin' Erdogan

Kurdish demonstrators repeatedly chanted "Erdogan, assassin" in Paris on Saturday to protest the failure of the French authorities to convict ...

Stockholm summons Iraqi ambassador following execution of Swedish national

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Stockholm summons Iraqi ambassador following execution of Swedish national

Iraq has broken precedent and executed a European dual national, sparking anger at his home in Sweden and sparking fears that more non-Iraqis ...

FBI investigating murder of Syrian journalist and activist mother

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FBI investigating murder of Syrian journalist and activist mother

The FBI is investigating the murder of Syrian-American journalist Hala Barakat and her opposition activist mother Orouba in Turkey, with reports ...

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