Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists

Image copyright EPA Image caption There was a protest against a similar law in Lebanon at the weekend, involving hanging wedding dresses on Beirut’s seafront A law which protected Jordan’s rapists from punishment if they married their victims looks set to be scrapped. The Jordanian cabinet revoked Article 308 on Sunday, after years of campaigning […]

Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists

Image copyright EPA Image caption There was a protest against a similar law in Lebanon at the weekend, involving hanging wedding dresses on Beirut’s seafront A law which protected Jordan’s rapists from punishment if they married their victims looks set to be scrapped. The Jordanian cabinet revoked Article 308 on Sunday, after years of campaigning […]

US-Israeli man, 18, in court over threats against Jewish centres

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Ron David Kadar allegedly made hundreds of hoax bomb threats A teenager has appeared in court in Israel charged with threatening to blow up Jewish schools and community centres. Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who has joint US-Israeli citizenship, allegedly used the internet to make hundreds of hoax calls […]

US-Israeli man, 18, in court over threats against Jewish centres

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Ron David Kadar allegedly made hundreds of hoax bomb threats A teenager has appeared in court in Israel charged with threatening to blow up Jewish schools and community centres. Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who has joint US-Israeli citizenship, allegedly used the internet to make hundreds of hoax calls […]

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have made the risky crossing to Italy this year An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels. Organisations involved […]

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have made the risky crossing to Italy this year An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels. Organisations involved […]

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Salman has issued a raft of decrees Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. The king fired his civil service minister and put him […]

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Salman has issued a raft of decrees Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. The king fired his civil service minister and put him […]

Article 308: Jordan scraps marriage loophole for rapists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A law which allowed rapists to escape jail has been scrapped in Jordan. Pictured: The capital Amman A law which protected rapists from punishment if they married their victims has been scrapped in Jordan. The Jordanian cabinet revoked Article 308 on Sunday, after years of campaigning by women’s activists, […]

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Salman has issued a raft of decrees Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. The king fired his civil service minister and put him […]

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