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Executions Hit Highest Level in 25 Years in 2015: Amnesty

BERLIN, April 6 – There were more executions worldwide in 2015 than in any year since 1990 and almost 90 percent occurred in three countries – Iran,Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday. At least 1,634 people were executed last year, the organisation said, adding that the actual number was

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Anger as Shiite Cleric Among 47 in Mass Saudi Terrorism Execution

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Jan 2 – Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric and dozens of Al Qaeda members on Saturday, signaling it would not tolerate attacks by either Sunni jihadists or minority Shiites seeking equality, but stirring sectarian anger across the region. Scores of Shiite Muslims marched through the Qatif district of

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