Posts Tagged Middle East

Amal Clooney on legal team in Armenian genocide case

Geoffrey Robertson, left, and Amal Clooney, members of a legal team representing Armenia, arrive at the European Court of Human rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015. Clooney, the wife of George Clooney, is among the lawyers arguing at the European Court of Human Rights against a Turkish man convicted in Switzerland for denying the 1915 Armenian genocide. Armenia, which argues that denying the genocide should be a crime as denying the Holocaust is in many European countries, is challenging a decision that ruled the man’s right to free expression was violated. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawyer Amal Clooney went before Europe’s top human rights court Wednesday to argue against a man convicted of denying the 1915 Armenian genocide.

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McIlroy tired of finishing runner-up

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The familiar environs of the Emirates Golf Club is where Rory McIlroy hopes this week to end a streak of three straight second-place finishes on the European Tour.

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Barcelona considering ending Qatar sponsorship deal

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, right, duels for the ball with Elche's Adrian Gonzalez, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Barcelona, at the Martinez Valero stadium in Elche, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Barcelona won the match 6-0.(AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The president of Barcelona says the Spanish club is considering ending its lucrative shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways because of concerns over social issues in the Gulf state.

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IOC dismisses idea of joint Saudi-Bahrain bid for Olympics

In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency, Prince Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, son of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, left, and newly enthroned King Salman, center, receive dignitaries who arrived to give their condolences for Saudi King Abdullah, who died early Friday at age 90, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/SPA)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC has dismissed a suggestion by a Saudi Arabian official that the ultraconservative nation could seek to co-host the Olympics with neighboring Bahrain and hold men’s and women’s events in separate countries.

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