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Iran’s detained leader Karroubi starts hunger strike

LONDON: Mehdi Karroubi, a detained Iranian opposition leader, started a hunger strike on Wednesday and wants to be put on trial rather than remain under house arrest where he has been held since 2011, his son told Reuters.The 80-year-old cleric ...

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Prominent Opposition Leader in Iran Begins Hunger Strike

TEHRAN — One of Iran’s most prominent opposition leaders, under house arrest since 2011, began a hunger strike on Wednesday to demand a public trial, family members said. The release of the opposition leader, Mehdi Karroubi, and another former presidential ...

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North Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam missile plan

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, state media says. But the report said he would watch US actions before making a decision on “the enveloping ...

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An Ex-Shabab Leader Surrenders in Somalia, Officials Say

Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow, an elusive, charismatic militant who was once a senior commander of Al Shabab in Somalia, surrendered to government forces on Sunday in a surprise move that could weaken the country’s Islamist militants. More than any deep ...

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Palestinian leader curbs social media expression in decree

RAMALLAH, West Bank: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming “national unity” or the “social fabric.”Social ...

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