Turkish court orders release of teacher on hunger strike

Oct 20, 2017

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered a teacher charged with membership in an armed terror group released from the prison where he's been on a hunger strike

Egypt's UNESCO candidate not qualified, says rights lawyer

Oct 8, 2017

A top Egyptian rights lawyer says the country's candidate for UNESCO's top job is not qualified for the post because of her silence and "sometimes complicity" in the government's repressive policies

Study finds Saudi government still tolerates hate speech

Sep 26, 2017

Human Rights Watch says Saudi government continues to tolerate hate speech by some clerics against minority groups

Saudi official fired after textbooks show Yoda with king

Sep 25, 2017

A senior Education Ministry official in Saudi Arabia has been fired after high school students opened their textbooks to find an image of Yoda from the "Star Wars" films seated next to a Saudi king

Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class

Sep 17, 2017

Students in Turkey are returning to school where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes.

Egypt acknowledges secret arrest of rights lawyer

Sep 13, 2017

Egypt has acknowledged the detention of a human rights lawyer who went missing on his way to a U.N. conference on forced disappearances, accusing him of disseminating fake news

Scores of Egypt public figures defend convicted library head

Aug 9, 2017

Scores of Egyptian officials, former ministers sign statement in support of convicted Library of Alexandria chief

Blast in Pakistan's Lahore wounds 10, destroys school

Aug 7, 2017

Pakistani police say a blast near parked fruit trucks has wounded ten people, destroyed a truck and collapsed the roof of small school building in the eastern city of Lahore

Officials: Afghan children smuggled to Pakistan seminaries

Jul 31, 2017

Afghan officials: Children illegally being taken to religious seminaries in Pakistan to be taught to become Taliban

Scholar defends Chinese-American researcher jailed in Iran

Jul 17, 2017

US professor defends former student, Chinese-American researcher sentenced to 10 years in Iran prison

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