In Middle East
Jan 18th, 2011
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, ...
Jan 6th, 2011
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...
In Middle East
Nov 24th, 2010
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...
Nov 23rd, 2010
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...
Nov 22nd, 2010
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...