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Thousands of Rohingya were shot, burned alive or beaten to death in the first month of a Myanmar military crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state, Doctors Without Borders said.

The UN mission to Iraq says it is investigating allegations of human rights abuses following clashes between the Iraqi army and Kurdish fighters in a disputed city last October.

ICC: 'Reasonable basis' for British war crimes in Iraq

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ICC: 'Reasonable basis' for British war crimes in Iraq

The ICC's chief prosecutor is considering options for further investigations after saying that there is a 'reasonable basis' to believe war crimes allegations.

Netanyahu orders redraft of bill altering police powers

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Netanyahu orders redraft of bill altering police powers

Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for changes to controversial legislation his opponents say was designed to help him survive ongoing police ...

Gold trader to reveal Turkish corruption after plea deal

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Gold trader to reveal Turkish corruption after plea deal

Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab is expected to lift the lid on a Turkish corruption plot, which helped Iran evade US sanctions, after he ...

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The 'Sun King' rules Israel

In-depth: Corruption-suspect Benjamin Netanyahu is taking increasingly drastic steps to avoid the long arm of the law. But his voters are still supporting him, reports Roger Hercz.

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Israeli MPs back law protecting Netanyahu in criminal probe

Israel's parliament on Monday approved the first reading of a bill opponents of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu say is designed to help him ...

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Anger and mourning after deadly Morocco stampede

Blog: Relatives have identified the bruised bodies of victims of a stampede that killed 15 women during a food aid delivery in Morocco's ...

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Israel’s health minister resigns over Sabbath train work

Israeli minister Yaakov Litzman will step down on Sunday over infrastructure work that has been scheduled on the Jewish day of religious ...

Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

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Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two ...

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Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

Myanmar's draconian controls over its minority Rohingya Muslim population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a ...

Israeli right-wingers photoshop president wearing Palestinian keffiyeh

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Israeli right-wingers photoshop president wearing Palestinian keffiyeh

Israeli police announced an investigation into a photoshopped picture of President Reuven Rivlin wearing a Palestinian headscarf that has gone ...

Israeli police questioned Netanyahu 'at home' on corruption charges

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Israeli police questioned Netanyahu 'at home' on corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu was questioned for a sixth time on Sunday over two suspected corruption charges, police said.

Netanyahu to face new police questioning over corruption allegations

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Netanyahu to face new police questioning over corruption allegations

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be questioned by police on Sunday for the second time this month over two alleged cases of ...

Turkey opens <em>probe</em> of two US attorneys

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Turkey opens probe of two US attorneys

Turkish prosecutors have opened an investigation into two US attorneys who Turkey accuses of being linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

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Libya opens investigation into migrant 'slave auctions'

Libya's UN-backed government says it will investigate the operation of 'slave markets' following the release of shocking footage from an alleged slave auction.

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Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

Russia used its Security Council veto for the second time in two days to block an extension of the Joint Investigative Mechanism's mandate.

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US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities

After Myanmar's army released an internal investigation clearing themselves of the reported Rohingya atrocities, US Secretary of State Rex ...

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Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting ...

Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

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Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

A government spokesman said Qatar is investigating an alleged attempt to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a Gulf political ...

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Turkey denies $15m plot to kidnap US-based Gulen

Turkey has rejected US reports claiming it had offered several million dollars to extradite US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Saudi corruption purge 'raises a few concerns': Tillerson

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Saudi corruption purge 'raises a few concerns': Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has responded to Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption purge, describing it as "well intended" but raising "a few ...

Netanyahu 'to be grilled again' in graft <em>probe</em>

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Netanyahu 'to be grilled again' in graft probe

Netanyahu is suspected to have received luxury gifts from wealthy supporters, including Israeli businessman and Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan.

The great Saudi 'sheikh-down' sees thousands of accounts frozen

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The great Saudi 'sheikh-down' sees thousands of accounts frozen

Saudi Arabian banks freeze thousands of accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

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