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Saudi Arabia to execute 2 protesters

Saudi Arabia to execute 2 protesters

A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld death sentences for two protesters over taking part in anti-government demonstrations. The European-Saudi Organization for Human Rights broke the news on Wednesday, identifying the two as Ali Saeed Al Rebh and Mohammad Feisal al-Shuyoukh. The Specialized Criminal Court of Appeal, which deals with terrorism cases, did not allow the two [&hellip

Blast kills 3 at Pakistan Shia mosque

Blast kills 3 at Pakistan Shia mosque

Police and medical officials say at least three people have been killed and two others injured when a bomb explosion rocked a Shia mosque in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.  The blast took place near Qasr-e-Sakina Imambargah in New Shakrial area of the city, which connects Islamabad to the garrison city of Rawalpindi, on Wednesday evening, and was [&hellip

Greece to ask for credit extension

Greece to ask for credit extension

Greece plans to request an extension on its current loan agreement with international creditors without the other conditions of a full-blown bailout, a source in Brussels says. According to the source in the de facto EU capital on Tuesday, Greece will seek up to a six-month extension on Wednesday, the conditions of which are currently [&hellip

Political solution urged for Libya crisis

Political solution urged for Libya crisis

World powers have issued a statement urging a political solution to the crisis in Libya amid calls for military action in the violence-wrecked country. On Tuesday, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain said the “brutal” recent beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by terrorists affiliated with the ISIL Takfiris demonstrated “once again the [&hellip

Myanmar declares state of emergency

Myanmar declares state of emergency

Myanmar has declared a state of emergency in the wake of brutal fighting between the army and ethnic rebels in the northern border region of Kokang. “A serious situation has developed that has put people’s lives at risk, so a state of emergency has been declared starting from today,” Myanmar’s Ministry of Information said in [&hellip

ISIL burns 45 to death in Iraq

ISIL burns 45 to death in Iraq

The ISIL Takfiri militants have torched to death at least 45 people in Iraq’s western town of al-Baghdadi, police sources say. The identities of those killed by ISIL in the town in Anbar Province have not been released, but local police chief, Col. Qasim al-Obeidi, said on Tuesday that many of the victims are believed [&hellip

UNSC calls for halt in Ukraine fighting

UNSC calls for halt in Ukraine fighting

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called on warring sides in eastern Ukraine to cease fighting and implement a European-brokered peace deal as the situation swiftly deteriorates. The UNSC made the call on Tuesday, following a meeting during which a Russian-drafted resolution endorsing the new ceasefire agreement on Ukraine was unanimously approved by the 15-member [&hellip

S Sudan blames rebels for shelling

S Sudan blames rebels for shelling

​South Sudan says rebels are trying to capture Renk ahead of peace talks, blaming them for a shelling attack in the key northern oil town. Defense Minister Kuol Manyang said Tuesday that rebels have hit several sites in Renk, located in the oil-rich Upper Nile state, by heavy shelling, both on Monday and Tuesday. Noting [&hellip

Egypt’s Morsi faces military trial

Egypt’s Morsi faces military trial

Egypt’s military prosecutors have referred the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and nearly 200 Muslim Brotherhood members to a military tribunal to stand trial for a charge of incitement to murder. An Egyptian prosecution source said on Tuesday that the new case will open on February 23. The case is related to deadly demonstrations in the [&hellip

Boko Haram threatens Nigeria elections

Boko Haram threatens Nigeria elections

Two separate bombing attacks in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno have claimed 38 lives while Boko Haram leader has vowed to disrupt the country’s upcoming elections. The first attack was carried out on Tuesday at about 1:00 pm local time (1200 GMT) at a checkpoint in Yamarkumi village, near the town of Biu, killing 36 people and [&hellip