Iraq protests: 40 dead as mass unrest descends into violence

Media captionProtesters cover their faces to shield themselves from tear gas in Baghdad At least 40 people have died in Iraq during a fresh wave of anti-government protests that descended into violence. Two of the dead were reportedly hit by tear gas canisters fired by security forces in the capital Baghdad. Reports say half of […]

Iran cuts off man’s fingers for theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The amputation took place at a prison in northern Iran Amnesty International has condemned Iranian authorities for cutting off the fingers of a man convicted of theft. The rights group said the amputation, carried out at a prison in the northern province of Mazandaran, was “an abhorrent form of […]

Iraq protests: 21 dead as mass unrest descends into violence

Media captionProtesters cover their faces to shield themselves from tear gas in Baghdad At least 21 people have been killed in Iraq during a fresh wave of anti-government protests that have descended into violence. Two of the dead were reportedly hit by tear gas canisters fired by security forces in the capital Baghdad. Reports say […]

Iran cuts off man’s fingers for theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The amputation took place at a prison in northern Iran Amnesty International has condemned Iranian authorities for cutting off the fingers of a man convicted of theft. The rights group said the amputation, carried out at a prison in the northern province of Mazandaran, was “an abhorrent form of […]

Iraq protests: Two dead as police fire tear gas amid fresh unrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iraqi security forces blocked protesters as they tried to reach government buildings At least two people were killed as protests escalated in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with police firing tear gas to repel demonstrators. The dead were reportedly hit by tear gas canisters. Scores were injured, including security forces. Protests […]

Iraq protests: Two dead as police fire tear gas amid fresh unrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iraqi security forces blocked protesters as they tried to reach government buildings At least two people were killed as protests escalated in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with police firing tear gas to repel demonstrators. The dead were reportedly hit by tear gas canisters. Scores were injured, including security forces. Protests […]

Iran cuts off man’s fingers for theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The amputation took place at a prison in northern Iran Amnesty International has condemned Iranian authorities for cutting off the fingers of a man convicted of theft. The rights group said the amputation, carried out at a prison in the northern province of Mazandaran, was “an abhorrent form of […]

Iran cuts off man’s fingers for theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The amputation took place at a prison in northern Iran Amnesty International has condemned Iranian authorities for cutting off the fingers of a man convicted of theft. The rights group said the amputation, carried out at a prison in the northern province of Mazandaran, was “an abhorrent form of […]

Turkey Syria offensive: Kurds accuse Turkish army of violating ceasefire

Image copyright AFP Image caption Funerals were held on Thursday for three SDF fighters killed in fighting near Ras al-Ain Kurdish-led forces in north-east Syria have accused Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels of violating a ceasefire deal that ended a two-week offensive. The head of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, Mazloum Abdi, said […]

Turkey Syria offensive: Kurdish girl loses her leg to Turkish bomb

A Turkish bomb that struck a Kurdish community in northern Syria, left eight-year-old Sara with serious injuries. The Turkish offensive began after the US announced a sudden and unexpected withdrawal of its troops from northern Syria. The US troops had been supporting the Kurdish fighters, who have been allies in the fight against the Islamic […]

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