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Tehran- Iran has executed a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, Iranian media reported today. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison despite an international campaign urging a reprieve. Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's ministry of intelligence. Human rights group Amnesty International said she was convicted after a deeply flawed ...

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force personnel and their families have been asked to desist from using Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones as these are believed to be transferring data to their servers in China and could be a security risk. "F-secure, a leading security solution firm, recently carried out a test of Xiaomi Redmi 1s, and found that the phone was forwarding carrier name, phone number, IMEI plus numbers from address book and text messages back ...

WASHINGTON- The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti said he thought North Korea's connection with Iran and Pakistan meant it probably had access to the expertise needed to miniaturize and mount an atomic weapon on a missile. "I believe they have the capability ...

TUNIS - A raid by Tunisian security forces on an armed group near the ...

LAURA, Russia - President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on ...

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish military said on Friday that it had called of ...

RAMALLAH, West Bank - A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes ...

Philip Blenkinsop - Pondfarm in western Belgium is used to digging up ...

GENEVA - The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people ...

NEW YORK - A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.Dr Craig Spencer, who treated Ebola patients while working for the charity ...

WASHINGTON - The Pakistani journalist honoured for courageous reporting on Thursday spoke out against “brutality” against reporters in her country as she expressed hope for greater ...

Ten percent of those from the West joining radical militant groups in Syria and Iraq are women, often influenced by social media networks that offer advice, tips and logistical support for travel, ...

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders agreed Friday what they hailed as the world's most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new UN-backed global treaty next year.The 28 ...

ISMAILIA - Two attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed at least 28 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst violence against the state since Islamist ...

ISTANBUL - Suspicious envelopes containing a yellow powder were sent Friday to the Belgian, Canadian and German consulates in Istanbul, prompting a security alert, officials said. One person who ...

LONDON - British police are to pay compensation to woman who had a child with a man she did not know was an undercover agent, the Guardian and BBC reported on Thursday.The £425,000 ($681,000, ...

NEW YORK - A United Nations human rights expert Friday urged Governments currently engaged on mass surveillance of the internet for counter-terrorism purposes to update their national legislations in ...

CAIRO/ISMAILIA - Masked men set fire to two cars belonging to the consulate of Saudi Arabia in the Egyptian city of Suez on Friday morning, local security sources and the state news agency ...

KHARTOUM - Sudan's security forces have freed a Chinese worker abducted last week in the conflict-hit West Kordofan region, the oil minister said on Friday. "The security apparatus has been working ...

WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. Department Treasury department official has described how the U.S. government is tracking and attempting to disrupt the Islamic State’s financial foundation. Under ...

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army has told the BBC.Gen Sir Peter Wall said they thought they had a ...

Admiral Lord West - Three years ago, on October 23, the defeat of forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi was celebrated across Libya after he had been captured and killed and Sirte had fallen.Success was ...

JUBA - A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.The suggestion emerged after around 90 women, ...

UNITED NATIONS - A UN human rights expert has raised concern about the increasing use of technologies that depersonalise the use of force –including armed drones– not only on the ...

BAGHDAD - Four former Blackwater guards found guilty for their role in the 2007 massacre of at least 14 civilians in Baghdad’s busy Nisur Square should be executed, relatives of victims said ...

BEIJING - China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media ...

GENEVA - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right ...

RIYADH - Four women in Saudi Arabia have been jailed for preparing their sons to wage war and for supporting Al-Qaeda, official media said, in the kingdom’s latest “terrorist” ...

TOKYO - Japan was stung Thursday by its third political scandal in a week after the country’s new industry minister - whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending - admitted that his ...

OTTAWA/london - Canada’s prime minister vowed the country would “not be intimidated” after a reported Muslim convert stormed parliament and killed a soldier, the nation’s ...

SRINAGAR - Kashmiris Thursday protested as India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the festival of Diwali with a visit to the Held Kashmir region.“Today India sleeps peacefully ...

UNITED NATIONS - The heads of two United Nations expert bodies today urged States to take full responsibility to solve all aspects of the issue of enforced disappearances - prevention, search for the ...

YOLA, Nigeria - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more ...

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