Egypt Rights Lawyers Say New Prison Law Legalizes Abuses

Egyptian human rights lawyers said on Monday they are concerned that new amendments to prison laws, which give administrators wider leeway for the use of force, could open the door to more violations in Egypt's prisons, despite some amendments they see as positive.




Iran Wins World Record for Most Executions Per Capita

It has been a bumper year for capital punishment in Iran. Tehran hanged at least 694 people between Jan. 1 and Sept. 15, the highest rate of executions in the Islamic Republic in some 25 years, according to a report released Tuesday by a U.N. human rights monitor.



International Criminal Court Says India Should Hand Over Sudan's Bashir

The International Criminal Court said India should arrest and hand over Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is wanted on genocide charges and expected to visit New Delhi for a summit this week.







Vladimir Putin Accuses US of ‘Backing Terrorism in Middle East’

Russian president tells gathering of politicians that Washington is playing a ‘double game’ and acting in self-interest









ISIS Militants Tie Captives to Palmyra Columns, Blow Them Up

The Islamic State group killed three of its captives in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra by tying them to Roman-era columns at the site, then blowing the structures up with explosives, activists said Tuesday.






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