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Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Egyptian president has issued a law that broadens the state's definition of terrorism to include anyone who threatens public order “by any means,” and gives authorities powers to draw up lists of alleged terrorists with little judicial recourse.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday.
A U.S. jury on Monday found Palestinian authorities liable for six attacks in Jerusalem that killed and injured Americans, awarding victims and their families more than US$218 million in damages.
A FIFA World Cup task force on Tuesday called for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be shortened and held in November-December to avoid scorching summer temperatures.
Masked gunmen have abducted 30 Shiite Muslim men who were traveling by bus through southern Afghanistan after returning from Iran, officials and a witness said on Tuesday.
Egypt court sentences activist to 5 years in prison
A prominent Egyptian activist behind the 2011 uprising was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday over an unauthorized but peaceful protest, signaling authorities' determination to stifle dissent a day after President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed to release “wrongly jailed youths.”
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to March 8.
The Palestinian president has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday.
Iran's parliament has approved an article in the 2015-2016 draft budget to tax religious foundations and army-linked firms that could generate trillions of dollars.
Egypt said Sunday it will raise the sales tax on both local and imported cigarettes as it confronts a major budget deficit.
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