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Prominent Bahraini rights activist given two years in jail

A Bahraini court has sentenced prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab to two years in jail as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on opposition figures in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The head of the Northern Governorate’s Public Prosecution, Mohamed Salah, ...

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‘Game of Thrones’: Winter is finally here

LOS ANGELES – “Game of Thrones” returns for its penultimate season Sunday, presaging the end of a saga of sex, violence and political intrigue that has become the world’s most popular TV show. The R-rated fable of noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne has just 13 episodes ...

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Tennis: Nadal in new Wimbledon misery as Murray, Federer coast

LONDON  – Rafael Nadal s bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon endured another twist Monday when he was knocked out in a five-set, fourth round epic by Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller. Nadal s stunning 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 defeat came after defending champion Andy Murray and seven-time winner Roger Federer had cruised into ...

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US, Ukraine co-hosting multinational wargames in Black Sea

The United States and Ukraine are co-hosting naval drills joined by over a dozen countries in the Black Sea amid tensions between the West and Russia over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. The 12-day multinational naval exercise, code-named Sea Breeze 2017, started on Monday and will last until July 23 ...

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UK court ruling deadly blow to Yemeni civilians: Amnesty

Amnesty International says a recent UK court ruling that the British government is entitled to continue authorizing arms supplies to Saudi Arabia is a deadly blow to Yemeni civilians. Head of Arms Control and Human Rights at Amnesty James Lynch on Monday described the court ruling as “disappointing.” “The verdict ...

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