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14 Shia Saudis at imminent risk of execution, HRW warns

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned that 14 Shia Saudi citizens are at imminent risk of execution after Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court upheld their death sentences in mid-July following an “unfair trial” over protest-related charges. In a Thursday report, HRW cited the families of the 14 men as saying that ...

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Democrats launch probe into federal spending at Trump Organization

Democratic lawmakers are seeking information about how the US federal government is spending tax dollars at businesses owned by President Donald Trump. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday asked cabinet departments to hand over documents about their spending at “businesses owned by or affiliated with the Trump Organization” ...

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Dialog best way to solve Korean dispute: Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says disagreements on the Korean Peninsula can best be addressed at the negotiating table. President Rouhani made the remark during a Sunday meeting with Kim Yong-nam, who is the president of North Korea’s Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the Asian country’s unicameral legislature. Rouhani hoped ...

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Tillerson, Lavrov discuss damaged US-Russia ties

Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election has created “serious mistrust” between Washington and Moscow and damaged mutual ties, according to American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson made the remarks on Sunday after he held a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Manila, the Philippines, where ...

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Syria calls for dissolution of US-led coalition

Syria has reiterated its calls for the dissolving of the US-led coalition over its “continued and systematic massacre” of civilians. “Syria renews its call to immediately dissolve the coalition which was established outside the framework of the UN and without requesting permission from the Syrian government,” said Syria’s Foreign Ministry ...

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