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24 May 2018

Egypt's public prosecutor on Thursday ordered that blogger and journalist Wael Abbas, known for standing up against police violence, be detained for 15 days following his arrest, his lawyer said. ...

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24 May 2018

Turkish rapper Ezhel was arrested on Thursday on charges of inciting drug use in some of his songs, according to reports. ...

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24 May 2018

Ukraine on Thursday banned Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency, a week after one of its journalists was detained in Kiev and accused of treason. ...

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24 May 2018

A Ukrainian public radio journalist has been jailed for at least eight years in Belarus for being a secret service agent in Kiev, the Ukrainian government told AFP Wednesday. ...

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23 May 2018

Germany is showing a "democracy deficit" by denying Turkish politicians permission to campaign ahead of their June elections, the deputy chairman of the ruling AKP party said in an interview Wednesday. ...

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23 May 2018

An Egyptian military court has sentenced Ismail Alexandrani, a prominent journalist and expert on jihadist movements in the Sinai peninsula, to 10 years in prison, his lawyer and a military judicial official said. ...

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22 May 2018

An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group, an AFP journalist reported. ...

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18 May 2018

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Friday called for Nicaragua's government to "immediately halt the repression of protests" against President Daniel Ortega, as the death toll rose to 63. ...

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18 May 2018

On Monday 60 Palestinians were killed along the Israel-Gaza border, with critics saying the Jewish state's soldiers fired indiscriminately on thousands of protesters. ...

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18 May 2018

As Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen reaches the half-way mark in her first term on Sunday, she is under growing pressure from a public tired of economic stagnation but critical of her reform efforts. ...

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