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Turkish court upholds 25-year jail term for opposition lawmaker

Turkish court upholds 25-year jail term for opposition lawmaker

A Turkish court rejected on Tuesday an appeals court order to retry a lawmaker from the main opposition party, upholding his 25-year jail term, CNN Turk reported.

Dane accused of mutilating women in S.Africa faces jail

Dane accused of mutilating women in S.Africa faces jail

A Danish man accused of mutilating women in South Africa and storing their genitals in his freezer has been convicted of dozens of charges.

Saudi banks freeze more than 1,200 accounts in probe, number still rising

Saudi banks freeze more than 1,200 accounts in probe, number still rising

Saudi Arabian banks have frozen more than 1,200 accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom as part of the government's anti-corruption purge, bankers and lawyers said on Tuesday.

UN urges Saudi coalition to end Yemen aid blockade

UN urges Saudi coalition to end Yemen aid blockade

Relief supplies into Yemen have been blocked since the coalition sealed off the country's borders following a missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels that was intercepted near Riyadh airport.

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

This "could be considered as an act of war," Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said.

Rouhani meets Pakistan army chief

Rouhani meets Pakistan army chief

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Tehran yesterday.

Turkey resumes limited visa services in US after American move

Turkey resumes limited visa services in US after American move

The Turkish embassy in Washington on Monday said it was resuming visa services on a ‘limited basis’ in the United States after an almost month-long suspension in a diplomatic spat between the NATO allies.

Saudis arrested in anti-graft sweep to face trial

Saudis arrested in anti-graft sweep to face trial

Dozens of high-profile Saudi political and business figures arrested in an anti-corruption sweep will face trial, the attorney general said Monday, after a sweeping purge of the kingdom's upper ranks.

Turkey may follow suit after US partially eases visa restrictions

Turkey may follow suit after US partially eases visa restrictions

Turkey may reciprocate a move by Washington and partially ease issuance of visas for US citizens after the US embassy said it had resumed visa processing on a limited basis, a Turkish government source said on Monday.

Lebanon president says stability is 'red line' after PM quit

Lebanon president says stability is 'red line' after PM quit

Saad al-Hariri's resignation stunned Beirut's political establishment, brought down the coalition government and sparked a new political crisis.

Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

The move follows the interception of a missile fired towards Riyadh on Saturday which the coalition has described as a "dangerous escalation" by the Iran-allied Houthi militia which controls large parts of Yemen.

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday when a helicopter with several officials on board crashed near the kingdom's southern border with war-torn Yemen, state television said.

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