Detained Saudi activists tortured, sexually harassed: Amnesty

Saudi activists, including women, detained in a government crackdown this year have faced sexual harassment and torture during interrogation, Amnesty International said. Since May, the kingdom has held at least 10 women and seven men on vague national security allegations related to their human rights work. Those detained include Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al Nafjan and…

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Explosion at Kabul clerics gathering kills dozens: officials

Dozens of people have been killed in a powerful suicide bomb blast that targeted a large gathering of top religious figures in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, according to officials. Wahid Majroh, health ministry spokesperson, said Tuesday's blast killed at least 40 people and wounded 60.   The death toll was expected to rise. Najib Danish, interior ministry spokesperson,…

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Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump’s feedback

Pakistan has summoned a high-ranking diplomat from the United States to lodge a strong protest against President Donald Trump's "unwarranted and unsubstantiated" criticism of Islamabad's role in the Washington-led "war on terror". Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua called in the US Chargé d'Affaires (US CdA)  Paul Jones to the foreign office in the capital, Islamabad, on…

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