Iran’s Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers: state TV

Iran’s Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported. President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist whose 2013 election paved the way to a diplomatic thaw…

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In Egypt, jailed Islamists ‘dying of neglect’

Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker Mohammad al-Falahgi was arrested on terror charges in 2013 and held in prison, but never convicted. Earlier this year, after pleading for medical help, he died “handcuffed to the hospital bed,” according to his son Osama. Falahgi’s family believes his death was deliberate, a way for the…

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HRW REPORT: Cluster Munition Rockets Kill, Injure Dozens In Yemen

Saudi-led Coalition Likely Launched 7 Attacks Harming Civilians Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces appear to have used cluster munition rockets in at least seven attacks in Yemen’s northwestern Hajja governorate, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks were carried out between late April and mid-July…

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