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Amnesty calls for probe of torture claims in Yemen prisons

Report details alleged disappearances, torture and likely deaths in prisons and 'network of secret detention' centres.

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Israel launches air attacks on three Syrian military facilities

Israeli army says the attacks came in response to a Syrian drone incursion into the occupied Golan Heights.

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Yemen demands UAE close prisons weeks after reports of abuse

Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari made the demand in a meeting with the UAE's minister of international cooperation.

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Turkey arrests televangelist Adnan Oktar on multiple charges

Controversial televangelist Adnan Oktar and some of his followers face charges ranging from sexual assault to espionage.

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Turkey mine bosses sentenced to up to 22 years over Soma disaster

Court hands out hefty jail sentences over 2014 mining disaster in Soma, in which 301 people were killed.

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Bus, oil tanker collision kills at least 13 in Iran

Deadly accident in an highway in Kurdistan Province also left at least nine people injured.

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Rebels in besieged Deraa set to hold talks with Russian army

The new round of talks will determine whether rebels will withdraw to opposition areas or accept a return to state rule.

Rebels in besieged Deraa

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Erdogan vows to advance Turkey under new governance system

Re-elected promises improvements in democracy, freedoms and fundamental rights after swearing-in ceremony.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Hamas decries Israel's closure of vital Gaza commercial border

Group calls Israeli decision to seal off trade border crossing a 'crime' as HRW describes it as 'collective punishment'.

Gaza commercial border

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Turkey train crash: Toll jumps to 24 in Tekirdag derailment

Train carrying 362 passengers came off the rails in northwest Turkey due to heavy rains and landslides.

Tekirdag derailment

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