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Protester killed during strike after government amends law to allow retrial of politicians charged with war crimes.
Amendment allows retrial of cases from 1971 war after rallies calling for death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leaders.
Activists say blogger Sattar Beheshti died in custody after being tortured for online criticism of Iran's government.
Bloggers charged with producing propaganda against the one-party state under "vague" section of the criminal code.
About 3,000 prisoners pardoned on orders of country's military ruler to mark the first anniversary of the revolution.
Alaa Abd El Fattah is ordered to serve an additional 15 days for allegedly inciting violence during "Maspero massacre".
Move aimed at pressuring authorities to release activists unconditionally and halt judicial proceedings against them.
The US and EU decry Syria's actions, but remain silent on the threats faced by bloggers in other Middle Eastern nations.
Egypt court sets new date for next session of trial, while military summons activists over separate Cairo clashes.
Online dissenters risk harsh jail terms in Middle East - the region ranked highest in blogger arrests.
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French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
 
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Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.