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Four Saudi women activists freed pending trial
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Four Saudi women activists freed pending trial

Saudi Arabia has released four more female activists from custody pending trial, rights campaigners have announced. This means that seven…
Some executed in Saudi Arabia had protested their innocence
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Some executed in Saudi Arabia had protested their innocence

Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)–Long before Saudi Arabia announced it had carried out one of the largest mass executions in its history…
Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir’s fall
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Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir’s fall

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents…
Saudi court resumes high-profile trial of women activists
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Saudi court resumes high-profile trial of women activists

Eleven Saudi women’s rights activists were due back in court Wednesday in a trial that has drawn international criticism, just…
Saudi women activists’ trials to continue after 3rd hearing
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Saudi women activists’ trials to continue after 3rd hearing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nearly a dozen Saudi women’s rights activists, most of them imprisoned, attended their third…
Rescued migrants safe in Europe after hijacking oil tanker
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Rescued migrants safe in Europe after hijacking oil tanker

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A group of migrants desperate not to go back to Libya made it safely to Europe…
Saudi Arabia cites UN job application as evidence against rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul
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Saudi Arabia cites UN job application as evidence against rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul

(CNN)–A prominent Saudi activist’s admission that she once applied for a job at the United Nations is being used as…
Saudi Arabia temporarily releases three women activists
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Saudi Arabia temporarily releases three women activists

(CNN)–Saudi Arabia temporarily released three of the 11 women activists standing trial for charges related to their human rights work,…
Lawyers ask ICC to investigate Syria
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Lawyers ask ICC to investigate Syria

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawyers representing Syrian refugees in Jordan have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Syria for…
Hundreds of Iraqi ISIS child suspects arrested: HRW
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Hundreds of Iraqi ISIS child suspects arrested: HRW

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq and the Kurdish regional government have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation…
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