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  • Saudi King Warns Of Iran Threat
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman told Gulf monarchs they must stand up to Iran, as he hosted a regional meeting also attended by French President Francois Hollande.
  • Leading Human Rights Defender Arrested In Iran
    Narges Mohammadi, the deputy head of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) co-founded by Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, was arrested on May 5 at her home in Tehran, according to her husband.
  • Russian 'Assault' Video Grabs National Headlines, Shines Light On Police Response
    The manager of a well-known Russian poet says she was assaulted by two men as she walked past a rehearsal for the May 9 Victory Day celebrations in central Moscow in an incident that has grabbed national headlines due to the guarded response by police to the alleged attackers.
  • Georgian President Implicitly Criticizes Appointment Of New Defense Minister
    The renewed vote of confidence in the Georgian cabinet necessitated by the resignation of three ministers last month has underscored yet again the tensions and disagreements within the ruling Georgian Dream coalition.
  • Jailed Azeri Journalist Receives PEN American Center Freedom Of Expression Award
    WASHINGTON -- This evening, the PEN American Center will present its prestigious 2015 Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award to jailed investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova, who has been in a prison in Baku since December 5 on charges RFE/RL has said have "no basis in reality." PEN, a New-York-based advocacy group that works to advance literature and defend free speech, gives the award annually to an imprisoned writer persecuted for exercising her...
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