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Saudi jails Lebanese man for helping Saudi woman converts to Christianity

Saudi jails Lebanese man for helping Saudi woman converts to Christianity

July 20, Manama: The man who forged the document allowing the woman to travel out of Saudi Arabia was sentenced to three years in prison and a 30,000 riyal (Dh29,369) fine while his accomplice, a passport officer, was handed ten months in jail and a 20,000 riyal fine. A long-running court case about a Saudi […]

July 19, 2013 | By More
Alcohol deaths in young women rising in UK

Alcohol deaths in young women rising in UK

July 20, – Experts looked at deaths in men and women of all ages in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester from 1980 to 2011. Deaths from alcohol-related disease in young women are rising, contrary to the overall trend, a study suggests. They said the results for women born in the 1970s should be a “warning signal” […]

July 19, 2013 | By More
Suicide bomber attack kills 20 in Iraq mosque

Suicide bomber attack kills 20 in Iraq mosque

July 19, – The bomber detonated explosives in the Abu Bakr Al Sadiq Mosque as the imam gave the Friday sermon in the town of Al Wajihiyah, east of Baquba, the capital of Diyala province, a police colonel said. A suicide bomber struck a crowded Sunni mosque north of Baghdad on Friday, killing 20 people, […]

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Russian opposition leader Alexie Navalny released

Russian opposition leader Alexie Navalny released

July 19, KIROV, Russia — After the decision, he emerged from the caged-off defendants’ section of the courtroom. He hugged his wife, and thanked the several thousand supporters who had protested his conviction on Manezhnaya Square next to the Kremlin, clapping hands and chanting “Freedom!” and “Putin is a thief!” A Russian court Friday freed […]

July 19, 2013 | By More
Indian Kashmir shut down after troops kill protestors

Indian Kashmir shut down after troops kill protestors

July 19, – Separatist groups called a strike across Jammu and Kashmir as a mark of protest against the violence in Jammu’s Ramban district Major towns in Indian-administered Kashmir are under curfew, a day after four people were killed when troops opened fire on angry protesters. Police initially said six people were killed, but revised […]

July 19, 2013 | By More
Prosecutors ask to free Russian opposition leader

Prosecutors ask to free Russian opposition leader

July 19, KIROV, Russia — A Russian court is deliberating on a surprise request by prosecutors to free opposition leader Alexei Navalny one day after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. Navalny is a registered candidate for this fall’s Moscow mayoral election. The request put Friday to the court […]

July 19, 2013 | By More
UN envoy warns of trauma to children in Syria war

UN envoy warns of trauma to children in Syria war

July 19, BEIRUT — The conflict that has ravaged Syria for more than 2 ½ years has hit the country’s children hard. Out of an estimated 93,000 killed, around 7,000 are children below the age of 15. Tens of thousands are believed to have been wounded. Hundreds of thousands of children have had their lives […]

July 18, 2013 | By More
Egypt’s interim leader Mansour vows to protect nation

Egypt’s interim leader Mansour vows to protect nation

July 19, – Mansour on Thursday vowed to protect the country from those keen to see the country fall into “chaos,” appealing for reconciliation between different political groups. Egyptian President Adly Mansour has told citizens that the country is living through a “defining moment.” Mansour vowed to restore stability and said that there was no […]

July 18, 2013 | By More
General Dempsey says U.S. considering use of force in Syria

General Dempsey says U.S. considering use of force in Syria

July 19, – Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, said during congressional testimony that he has provided President Barack Obama with options for the use of force in Syria. The Obama administration is deliberating whether to use military power in Syria, where a civil war entering its third year […]

July 18, 2013 | By More
Taliban commander regrets attack on Pakistani teen activist Malala

Taliban commander regrets attack on Pakistani teen activist Malala

July 17, – The commander, Adnan Rasheed, did not say the unsuccessful assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai last October was wrong, only that he found it “shocking” and wished it hadn’t happened. A Pakistani Taleban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl activist shot in the head by the group, saying he wished […]

July 17, 2013 | By More