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The Crucifixion of Ali al-Nimr
For Saudi Arabia, sometimes it’s not enough to simply behead a person who has run afoul of the government: On some occasions, there’s nothing like crucifixion to make your point...
Two 'Caucasus' Men Detained 'On Suspicion Of Committing' Nemtsov Killing
Two suspects have been detained in connection with the February 27 killing in Moscow of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.Aleksandr Bortnikov, director of the Federal Security Servic...
Anwar Ibrahim: Australia 'deeply concerned' at severity of sentence
Julie Bishop issues strongly worded statement as Nick Xenophon calls for sanctions against Malaysia after opposition leader’s sodomy conviction upheld
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