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More than 120 journalists still jailed in Turkey: International Press Institute

More than 120 journalists still jailed in Turkey: International Press Institute

More than 120 journalists are still being held in Turkey’s jails, a global record, and the situation of the media in the country has not improved since the lifting of a two-year state of emergency last year, a global press watchdog said on Tuesday. Turkey declared a state of emergency...

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More than 100 protestors killed in Iran during unrest: Amnesty International

More than 100 protestors killed in Iran during unrest: Amnesty International

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that more than 100 protestors had been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over a rise in fuel prices last week. Snipers have shot into crowds of protestors from rooftops and, in one case, from a helicopter, Amnesty said. The...

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Protests force Lebanese parliament to postpone session, banks reopen

Protests force Lebanese parliament to postpone session, banks reopen

Protesters prevented Lebanon’s parliament from holding its first session in two months on Tuesday, escalating a wave of demonstrations against rulers blamed for steering the country into economic collapse. Banks reopened after a one-week closure, with police stationed at branches and...

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Iran to unblock internet once 'abuse' stops: government

Iran to unblock internet once 'abuse' stops: government

The Iranian government said Tuesday it will unblock the internet only when authorities are sure it will not be abused during violent demonstrations against a petrol price hike. The Islamic republic has been largely offline since the internet restrictions were imposed the day after the...

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More than 120 journalists still jailed in Turkey: International Press Institute      More than 100 protestors killed in Iran during unrest: Amnesty International      U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of Hormuz      Morocco’s king appoints committee chief to fight poverty and inequality      Syrian refugees ask Norway police to investigate war crimes      Cutaneous Leishmaniasis spreads in Deir Ezzor      Protests force Lebanese parliament to postpone session, banks reopen      Algerian court jails protesters over election