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ICC prosecutor must rethink Gaza flotilla probe: Judges

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) say the court’s prosecutor must reconsider an earlier decision not to open a probe into an Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla back in 2010. Following a few months of deliberations, judges at the appeals chamber ruled on Friday that prosecutor Fatou ...

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Yemeni forces bomb several Saudi army bases in Jizan

Yemeni Ansarullah fighters supported by army units have launched a series of rocket attacks against Saudi military bases in the kingdom’s southwestern region of Jizan. According to local Yemeni media reports, Ansarullah fighters and allied army units fired a barrage of rockets at the Tuwal and al-Khowjarah military bases in ...

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European Parliament head arrives in Tehran

The European Parliament’s President Martin Schulz has arrived in the Iranian capital city of Tehran for meetings with senior Iranian officials aimed at reinforcing ties between the European Union (EU) and the Islamic Republic. Schulz is expected to hold talks with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ...

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Sheikh Salman detained arbitrarily: UN rights group

A United Nations rights group says the prominent Bahraini Shia cleric, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been detained arbitrarily, calling on the Manama regime to release him immediately. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention announced in a report that the cleric was detained for exercising “his right to freedom of opinion,” ...

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Yemeni forces down Saudi warplane, capture pilot

Reports from Yemen say a Saudi warplane has been downed by Yemeni forces in the province of Sana’a. According to the reports, the Saudi warplane was shot down by Yemeni air defense in the city of Bilad al-Rus, in the western part of the province, on Thursday. Reports also said ...

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