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More Than Nepotism? New Position For Uzbek Leader's Daughter In The Spotlight

Saida Mirziyoeva’s moves in and out of government have so far been tied to the...

Australia, Netherlands Confirm Citizens Detained In Iran, Access Denied

Australia and the Netherlands have confirmed the arrests of dual nationals in Iran and say...

War Crimes Are Part Of Russia's War Culture, Says Ukrainian Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Committing war crimes has become an integral part of how Moscow wages war and Kyiv...

Journalist In Moscow After UN Envoy, Rights Groups, Embassies Decry Kyrgyz Deportation Order

A UN rights envoy, international rights groups, and Western governments have condemned a Kyrgyz court's...

Tajikistan Hands Down Five Life Sentences Amid Badakhshan Clampdown

A well-known activist and an ex-commander were among five defendants given life sentences by the...

Lawyers For Kyrgyz Investigative Journalist To Appeal Court Decision To Deport Him To Russia

Lawyers for prominent Kyrgyz investigative journalist Bolot Temirov said they will the appeal to the...

Rights Groups Say Iran Forcing Families To Bury Dead At Night

Human rights groups say Iranian authorities have forced the family of one of the victims...

Belarusian Nobel Peace Laureate Byalyatski's Wife To Accept Award For Him

The wife of jailed Belarusian activist Ales Byalyatski will accept the Nobel Peace Prize on...

Russia Declares Ex-Mayor, TV Journalist, And Trans Support Group Among 'Foreign Agents'

Russia's Justice Ministry has placed former Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman and TV Dozhd journalist Anna...

LGBT Support Center Shutters Tatarstan Operations Over Russia's New Anti-LGBT 'Propaganda' Law

A support center for the LGBT community in the capital of the southern Russian Republic...

Iran's Khamenei Praises Basij Forces For Confronting 'Riots'

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on November 26 that...

Toqaev Sworn In For Second Term As Kazakhstan's President After Vote That 'Lacked Genuine Competition'

Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev was sworn in for his second term as Kazakhstan’s president in a ceremony...

Iranian Activist Hossein Ronaghi Released On Bail, Transferred To Hospital

Iranian authorities on November 26 released activist Hossein Ronaghi on bail, his brother said.

Iran Bank Manager Reportedly Fired For Serving Unveiled Woman

An Iranian bank manager who served an unveiled woman has been fired, local media reported...

Iran Charges Dissident Rapper Toomaj Salehi With Spreading 'Corruption On Earth'

Iran’s judiciary has charged dissident rapper Toomaj Salehi with spreading “corruption on Earth,” a serious...

Iran Arrests Khamenei's Niece After She Condemns 'Murderous Regime'

Iranian authorities have arrested a niece of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after she recorded...

Prominent Iranian Actress Reportedly Released After Arrest For Supporting Protests

Iranian actress Hengameh Ghaziani, who was detained last week after expressing support for anti-government protesters,...

Trial Of Anti-Regime Protesters Opens in Uzbekistan

The trial of 22 people accused of undermining Uzbekistan's constitutional order for taking part in...

Belarusian Nobel Prize Winner Byalyatski Could Face Up To 12 Years In Prison

The case of jailed 2022 Nobel laureate Ales Byalyatski has been sent to a Belarusian...

Canada To Summon Russian Envoy Over 'Hateful' LGBT Tweets

Canada's foreign minister, Melanie Joly, has ordered her officials to summon Russia's ambassador in Ottawa,...

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