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Bahrain extends custody of rights activist
Maryam al-Khawaja, who campaigns against abuse in Gulf state, jailed for further 10 days despite UN expressing concerns.
Last updated: 07 Sep 2014 01:07 GMT
Bahrain arrests top human rights activist
Maryam al-Khawaja, who campaigns against abuse in Gulf state, charged with insulting king and assault on arrival.
Last updated: 31 Aug 2014 08:14 GMT
Missing Bahraini blogger surfaces in London
Opposition activist Ali Abdulemam, sentenced to 15 years in absentia, has reemerged after two years in hiding.
Last updated: 09 May 2013 13:44 GMT
'Chemical Ali' sentenced to death
Cousin of Saddam Hussein to be hanged for murders of dozens of Shia Muslims.
Last updated: 02 Mar 2009 16:05 GMT
Baghdad toll exceeds 200
The toll in Thursday's attacks on the Iraqi capital rises to 202 as the city is put under curfew.
Last updated: 24 Nov 2006 12:22 GMT
Lebanon parliament re-elects speaker
Nabih Berri has survived the political storm that swept Syrian troops out of Lebanon by being re-elected to the highest office reserved for its Shia Muslims.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2005 09:54 GMT
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