Category: Middle East

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Saudi Arabia executes 48 in 2018, half on drug charges: HRW

DUBAI – Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people in the past four months, half on non-violent drug charges, Human Rights ...

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Body of slain Red Cross worker arrives in Lebanon

BEIRUT – The body of a Lebanese employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross who was killed in ...

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Double standards – Israel soldier gets 9 months for killing teen

Relatives of an unarmed Palestinian teen killed by an Israeli officer four years ago have slammed a nine-month sentence handed ...

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Second journalist covering Gaza rally killed by Israeli forces

Ahmad Abu Hussein, a Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces while covering a mass demonstration along the Gaza border earlier this ...

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Trump officials warn of arrests as migrant caravan reaches U.S. border

TIJUANA, Mexico – Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan through Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned ...

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Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

Kuwait has ordered the ambassador of the Philippines to leave the country within a week and recalled its envoy to Manila ...

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Trump: ‘Immensely wealthy’ countries must pay for US protection

US President Donald Trump has said that some “immensely wealthy” countries in the Middle East have to pay for American ...

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Rouhani lashes out at Trump, says no changes to nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accused the United States and France of acting unilaterally in announcing potential plans to reshape a landmark ...

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Hezbollah member killed in unidentified blast

BEIRUT – A blast that went off Tuesday in Sidon’s Haret Saida left a Hezbollah member dead, but the source ...

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Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey

ISTANBUL – Turkish officials say dozens were slightly injured after an earthquake in southeastern Turkey. The earthquake struck Samsat village ...