Western Asia

By benim
In Middle East
Jan 18th, 2011
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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani: has been sentenced to 10 years in jail instead of hanging, according to officials. Photograph: AP Iran has hanged almost 50 people during the past three weeks, according to human rights groups. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) said 47 prisoners, ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 17th, 2011
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EL-ARISH, Egypt – Egyptian security officials say border police have killed an Eritrean woman trying to sneak across the border into Israel. Officials say the 20-year-old woman did not heed warnings from Egyptian border guards before they shot her in the chest and arms as she was trying to cros...
By benim
In Middle East
Jan 6th, 2011
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The death of a Palestinian woman following a West Bank village protest in which teargas was fired by Israeli soldiers has become a battleground of competing narratives between the victim’s family, Israeli military sources and advocates on both sides of the conflict. The Palestinian president, M...
By benim
In Middle East
Jan 6th, 2011
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TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian authorities have arrested a 55-year-old American woman — reportedly with a microphone hidden in her teeth — on suspicion of spying, local media reported Thursday. U.S. officials could not immediately confirm the report. But if true, the woman would be the fourth American ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 3rd, 2011
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Up to 80 African migrants are feared to have drowned off the south coast of Yemen after their boats capsized, Yemeni officials say. The migrants, mostly from Ethiopia, were travelling in two boats which were hit by strong wind and waves, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Three Somali migrant...
By benim
In Article
Dec 30th, 2010
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Israeli officials have stepped up efforts to stem the flow of African asylum seekers and migrant workers into Israel. With numbers reaching into the tens of thousands, Israeli officials are pressed to find a policy to combat the ever-increasing flow of people. Israeli construction workers are battlin...
By benim
In News
Dec 24th, 2010
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JERUSALEM – Hundreds of Israelis and African migrants marched down Tel Aviv’s main boulevard on Friday to protest a government plan to build a detention facility to hold those who enter the country illegally. The government estimates that more than 30,000 Africans, mostly from Sudan and E...
By benim
In Middle East
Nov 24th, 2010
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A car bomb struck a religious procession in a Shiite rebel bastion of north Yemen on Wednesday, killing 17 people and rattling a fragile truce with the government, a rebel spokesman and a tribal chief said. “Seventeen people were killed and 15 wounded in the car bombing that targeted a Shiite p...
By benim
In Gambia
Nov 23rd, 2010
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Gambia announced on Monday it was severing all ties with Iran, a move which sources close to Banjul’s foreign ministry said followed the seizure of arms from Iran believed to be bound for the West African state. Nigeria’s secret service intercepted the haul of rockets and other explosives...
By benim
In Analysis
Nov 22nd, 2010
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Prospective candidates for Egypt’s opposition Muslim Brotherhood ran into a police cordon when they tried to register in Fayoum, an oasis city south of Cairo, to run in the November 28 parliamentary election. The hopefuls, who list themselves as independents to skirt a ban on the group, jostled...