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Detainee allegedly tortured in Sudan dies

Detainee allegedly tortured in Sudan dies

A Sudanese civilian detained and allegedly tortured by security agents in a central town has died in custody, a doctors committee linked to the country's protest movement said

Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe

Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe

Iran on Sunday urged Britain to contain "domestic political forces" intent on escalating tensions between the two countries following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker.

Bats hang where Israeli soldiers once stood in Jordan Valley

Bats hang where Israeli soldiers once stood in Jordan Valley

The whoosh of wings disturbs the quiet of an abandoned, pitch-black maze of corridors next to the Jordan River in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is the hallmark of what this former Israeli military outpost on a dusty, yellow marlstone hill in the West Bank has become: a man-made bat cave.

Battle for change far from over for women in new Sudan

Battle for change far from over for women in new Sudan

She may have spent 40 days in jail for demonstrating against president Omar al-Bashir who has since been toppled but activist Amani Osmane says the battle for women’s rights in Sudan is far from over.

Libya’s El Sharara oilfield shut down since Friday

Libya’s El Sharara oilfield shut down since Friday

Libya’s El Sharara oilfield, its largest, has been shut down since Friday due to a suspected valve closure and an investigation has been launched

UK warns British ships to avoid Hormuz Strait

UK warns British ships to avoid Hormuz Strait

London Saturday advised British ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz for "an interim period" following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker.

Iran says tanker "ignored distress call", taken to Bandar Abbas port

Iran says tanker "ignored distress call", taken to Bandar Abbas port

The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat and ignored its distress call, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official.

Iran seizes British tanker, denies US downed drone

Iran seizes British tanker, denies US downed drone

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said yesterday they had confiscated a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for breaking “international maritime rules” as tensions mount in the highly sensitive waterway.

Lebanon’s parliament passes 2019 budget

Lebanon’s parliament passes 2019 budget

Lebanon’s parliament passed a “reforming” 2019 state budget yesterday, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said, without giving details on its deficit target as his coalition government seeks to bring the public debt under control.

20 militants killed by airstrikes in Egypt's restive Sinai

20 militants killed by airstrikes in Egypt's restive Sinai

Egyptian security forces launched airstrikes on Islamist militants' hideouts in Egypt's restive Sinai region on Friday, killing 20 insurgents

Tehran dismisses US claim of destroying Iranian drone

Tehran dismisses US claim of destroying Iranian drone

Iran on Friday categorically denied US President Donald Trump's claims that Washington brought down an Iranian drone, saying all its craft are accounted for and jesting that American forces

Iraqi militias bombed by unmanned aircraft, one killed

Iraqi militias bombed by unmanned aircraft, one killed

An unmanned aircraft dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-linked Shi'ite paramilitary groups in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least one person, the army and paramilitary sources said.

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