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Syria: Aleppo prisoners caught in deadly stalemate

09/18/2013 12:30am
The prisoners are crammed together in small, dark rooms with no water or electricity and barely enough food to survive. Diseases such as scabies and tuberculosis are rampant among them. Every so often, the crash of artillery shells rocks their sprawling prison complex, a stark reminder of the civil war raging outside.

UAE developers unveil $4.5B Baghdad project

09/18/2013 7:02am
Two developers based in the United Arab Emirates say they have signed a deal for a $4.5 billion residential and commercial project in Baghdad that would be one of the county's biggest non-oil investments.

Iran releases prominent human rights lawyer

09/18/2013 10:42am
Iran has released a prominent human rights lawyer after keeping her in prison for three years, relatives said Wednesday.

Iran releases prominent human rights lawyer

09/18/2013 11:56am
Iran has released a prominent human rights lawyer after keeping her in prison for three years, relatives said Wednesday.

Sudan calls on US to issue visa for UN summit

09/18/2013 12:25pm
Sudan on Wednesday condemned the United States for suggesting that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir should turn himself in to the International Criminal Court before heading to the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.

Iran releases human rights lawyer, other prisoners

09/18/2013 1:16pm
Iran released a dozen prominent political prisoners, including a human rights lawyer who defended opposition activists and was imprisoned for three years, activists, media and the lawyer's husband said Wednesday.

Rights group condemns Moroccan editor detention

09/18/2013 2:19pm
Amnesty International has condemned the detention of a Moroccan editor as a setback for freedom of expression after his website wrote about an al-Qaida video.