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21 November 2014

A Tripoli court has sentenced a Libyan journalist to five years in jail and slapped him with a hefty fine for defamation and insulting the judiciary, his lawyer said Friday. ...

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20 November 2014

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Thursday that the possibility of granting presidential pardons to three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists was being considered. "This issue is under study," Sisi said in an interview with France 24. ...

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18 November 2014

The man who gunned down an Irish cameraman working for the BBC in Saudi Arabia 10 years ago has been sentenced to death, a diplomatic source told AFP on Tuesday. ...

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14 November 2014

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged Saudi authorities Friday to drop charges against dissidents jailed in recent months over their Internet activity. ...

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11 November 2014

About 15 protesters presenting themselves as Greek anarchists forced their way into the Athens bureau of the AFP news agency on Tuesday in a bid to publish a message about the recent death of an eco-activist in France. ...

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04 November 2014

The commander of US Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media. ...

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Dan De Luce

04 November 2014

The commander of US Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media. ...

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03 November 2014

Syria's official news agency SANA has launched a Hebrew-language website to reach out to Israelis, despite officially being at war with the Jewish state, the agency's director-general confirmed on Monday. ...

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02 November 2014

A newspaper close to Syria's regime criticised new UN peace envoy Staffan De Mistura for the first time Sunday over his call for ceasefire zones to allow for aid deliveries. ...

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31 October 2014

A Russian action star has angered journalists and Ukrainian authorities after he was filmed wearing a press helmet while firing a machine gun alongside Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. ...

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