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Kuwait commutes death sentence of 'pro-Iran cell leader'

Kuwait's Supreme Court on Sunday reduced the death sentence of a Shiite citizen convicted of forming a pro-Iranian cell and of plotting attacks to life in prison.

Iran, China hold joint naval drill in Persian Gulf Iran, China hold joint naval drill in Persian Gulf

Iran's navy has conducted a joint exercise with a Chinese fleet near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

Greece blocks EU statement on China human rights at UN

Presented three times a year, the statement gives the EU a way to highlight abuses by states around the world on issues that other countries are unwilling to raise.
 

Twenty five killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market: Health Official

At least 25 Yemenis were killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Saada province, a local health official said on Sunday.

Israel cabinet approves ban on sale of binary options

Investors have accused some of these Israeli companies of transferring money between accounts without approval and in some cases of preventing them from withdrawing their own funds.

20 injured after turbulence in China Eastern plane during flight 20 injured after turbulence in China Eastern plane during flight

"At least 20 ppl injured after a China Eastern plane ran into turbulence during flight from Paris to Kunming on Sunday," tweeted People`s China Daily.

Russia criticises US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba Russia criticises US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that "anti-Cuban" actions recently announced by Washington were regrettable and that Moscow confirmed its solidarity with Havana.

Iraqi forces say started storming Islamic State-held Mosul Old City Iraqi forces say started storming Islamic State-held Mosul Old City

Iraqi forces started storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday.

Two Pakistani diplomats missing in Afghanistan since Friday: Pak Foreign Office

Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have been missing since Friday.

Parents of converted Hindu girl change home due to fear in Pakistan

The parents of a 16-year-old Hindu girl who was allegedly abducted and converted before being married to a Muslim man in Pakistan have changed their location due to fear.

Afghanistan: Five suicide bombers storm Paktia Police Headquarters Afghanistan: Five suicide bombers storm Paktia Police Headquarters

As many as five suicide bombers attacked the police headquarters of eastern Paktia province on early Sunday morning, a spokesman for Interior Ministry, Najibullah Danish said.

Anti-Pak Army protests held outside Karachi Press Club Anti-Pak Army protests held outside Karachi Press Club

Several demonstrators protested against the Pakistan Army outside the Karachi Press Club, alleging that the military establishment was responsible for extremism in the region.

Seven US soldiers wounded in Afghan 'insider attack'

"Seven US service members wounded, evacuated for treatment," US-led NATO forces said in a brief statement on Twitter.

Rodrigo Duterte resurfaces after rest, says Islamist insurgency has deep roots Rodrigo Duterte resurfaces after rest, says Islamist insurgency has deep roots

More than 300 people have been killed in the southern town, where troops have been fighting for over three weeks to oust militants who have sworn allegiance to Islamic State.
 

Won't let our land to be used for activity inimical to India's interest, says Bhutan

"The Bhutanese side assured its commitment for not allowing its territory to be used for activities inimical to the interests of India," the SSB said in a statement.

Pakistan opens another border crossing point for Afghan trade

The decision came close on the heels of a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of SCO summit in Astana.

Four US soldiers killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

"An Afghan soldier shot and killed four American troops inside the base," said Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the Afghan Army`s 209th Corps.
 

Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim withdraws as PM candidate Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim withdraws as PM candidate

Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Saturday he would not be a candidate for prime minister in elections due by mid-2018.

Syrian army declares 48-hour ceasefire in Deraa: Report Syrian army declares 48-hour ceasefire in Deraa: Report

The Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in the southern city of Deraa for 48 hours from Saturday, according to a statement carried by state news agency SANA.

Indian killed, 20 hurt in Nepal bus accident

The bus, heading towards Surkhet from Butwal, turned turtle at Dhakeri area in the wee hours, Deputy Superintendent of Police Suresh Kafle said.

Indian killed, 20 hurt in Nepal bus accident

The bus, heading towards Surkhet from Butwal, turned turtle at Dhakeri area in the wee hours, Deputy Superintendent of Police Suresh Kafle said.

Iraqi forces remove Islamic State fighters from vicinity of US base in Syria

In Mosul, where a US-backed offensive against Islamic State on Saturday entered its ninth month, the militants have been squeezed into an enclave on the western bank of the Tigris river. 
 

Iraqi forces remove Islamic State fighters from vicinity of US base in Syria

In Mosul, where a US-backed offensive against Islamic State on Saturday entered its ninth month, the militants have been squeezed into an enclave on the western bank of the Tigris river. 
 

Pakistan has made Balochistan ''hell on Earth'': Baloch activist Munir Mengal

Mengal noted that Balochistan remained closed for much of 2016 and 2017 amid heavy military operations.
 

China turns up legal pressure on exiled tycoon Guo

Chinese prosecutors have filed new lawsuits against employees of firms connected to fugitive Guo Wengui, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, as Beijing turns up the pressure on the tycoon at the centre of a feud with the ruling Communist Party.