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Eight individuals have been charged with “insulting the King” and “incitement to spread chaos to undermine the political regime of Jordan using social media” in a Jordanian military court after . The General Intelligence Directorate (GID)
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, President of Iran from 1989 to 1997, and a leading figure in the Islamic Revolution of 1979, died on January 8 at the age of 82.
Tuesday’s funeral was attended by reformist and hard-line political, ...
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Moussa al-Kuni, the Deputy Head of the UN-backed government’s Presidential Council, announced his resignation from his post on January 2, 2017, citing failure to solve the country's political and economic crises as the key reason. Al-Kuni
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A shopkeepers' strike in Algeria's eastern coastal wilaya of Béjaïa devolved into violent protests on January 3. An anonymous call for a general strike circulated broad tax increases across various sectors to compensate for deficits the ...
Ahmed Maher, a co-founder of the April 6 movement, was scheduled to be released from Egyptian prison on January 2, 2017, after completing a three-year sentence for illegal protesting. He was finally released early Thursday morning. Despite ...
British-Algerian Journalist Mohammed Tamalt died in a coma on December 11, following a three-month hunger strike intended to protest his two-year jail sentence in Algeria. The jail term came as a result of a poem written on Facebook by ...
After more than two years of delay, Lebanon's Parliament elected Michael Aoun, a former chief in the national army, as the country's next president on October 31. The office was left vacant after the Michel Suleiman’s term ended ...
Morocco is preparing to hold parliamentary elections on October 7, marking its second parliamentary election since 2011. Approximately thirty political parties are participating, including Morocco’s ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD). In 2011, the PJD won 27 percent ...
In the wake of a $1.15 billion arms sale announced in August 2016, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced S.J.Res. 39, a joint resolution of disapproval to block the sale. Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and ...
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On Monday, September 12, a 10-day ceasefire is set to begin in Syria, followed by joint U.S.-Russia air strikes on jihadist militants. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in ...
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