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20 June 2015

Stories from 20 June 2015

#SaudiCables: What We've Learned So Far About Lebanon

The #SaudiCables on Lebanon reveal widespread corruption, bribes and repeated moral bankruptcy.

Iran Features Heavily in the Latest WikiLeaks From Saudi Arabia

"#SaudiCables show overwhelming obsession of #SaudiArabia with regards to #Iran and Shiism."

WikiLeaks to Publish 500,000 Leaked Documents the Saudi Government Doesn't Want its Citizens to See

The Saudi government is not pleased and has reached out to its citizens to ignore the cache, waving it off as the malicious work of "enemies of the nation."

Toyota Exec's Arrest Highlights Japan's Hard Line on Narcotics

An American executive's arrest has highlighted Japan's zero-tolerance attitude towards illegal drugs, including those legal in other countries.

How a Facebook User in Thailand Was Sentenced to 50 Years in Jail for ‘Defaming’ the Monarchy

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"How can they arrest Father? Father didn’t kill anybody; the judgment is excessive."

Infographic Shows Thailand Junta Arrested Hundreds in the Past Year for Criticizing the Government

India's Newest Superhero: None Other Than Boxing Champion Mary Kom

There's a new animated superhero coming soon to TV screens in India. Not Spiderman. Not the Indredible Hulk. It's India's Olympic champion boxer, Mary Kom.