1. Iranian human rights lawyer stages protest over ban from practice

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said on Wednesday she would protest outside the Iranian Bar Association offices in Tehran until it reversed a decision to ban her from practicing law for three years.

  2. Congo, U.N. troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings

    BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.

  3. Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to its firm bond with Jordan

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel’s borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years.

  4. Saudi Arabia sentences 13 over plot to attack U.S. soldiers

    (Reuters) - A Saudi court has sentenced 13 suspected members of an al Qaeda cell - 11 Saudis, a Qatari and an Afghan citizen - to up to 30 years in prison for plotting to attack U.S. soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, the state news agency SPA reported.

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  6. Congo: Doctor wins top EU prize

    A doctor who has devoted years to aiding gang-rape victims in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo has been awarded Europe’s top human rights award, the Sakharov Prize.

  7. Israel: Attack near Egypt injures troops

    Two Israeli soldiers were injured Wednesday in an attack coming from Egypt, near the Egypt-Israel border, the Israeli military said.

  8. Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles on Wednesday fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said, part of a multinational effort to check the group’s progress.

  9. North Korea cites Obama requests in freeing American prisoner

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released one of three Americans detained in the country taking into consideration “repeated requests” of U.S. President Barack Obama, Pyongyang’s state KCNA news agency said on Wednesday.

  10. North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, Washington said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.