The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN human rights investigators say.
The widow of a former senior Islamic State leader is charged over the death of US hostage Kayla Mueller last year, the US justice department says.
The use of a red carpet for the motorcade of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi provokes rare criticism in Egypt.
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Refugee crisis a bargaining chip for Turkey
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