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Bahraini court sentences 17 people to jail in mass trial

A Bahraini court has handed down heavy jail sentences to more than a dozen people in a mass trial as the regime in Manama continues its crackdown campaign against opposition and political dissent. Aged between 28 and 59, the convicts were accused of forming the so-called al-Basta group and planning to carry ...

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China, South Korea agree to improve ties after THAAD row

South Korea and China have agreed to improve ties after a year-long strain over the deployment of an American missile system in South Korea. The South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a Tuesday statement that, “Both sides shared the view that the strengthening of exchange and cooperation between Korea and China serves ...

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Kelly calls for probe into Clinton’s ties with Russia

US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, General John Kelly, has called for an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in a uranium deal between the US and Russia. Speaking to Fox News on Monday, Kelly said the public demanded explanations about the Uranium One deal that ...

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Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium for nuclear program

Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to extract its own uranium as part of efforts to bolster its nuclear program and attain “self-sufficiency” in the production of “nuclear fuel.” Hashim bin Abdullah Yamani, head of the Saudi government agency tasked with nuclear plans, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy ...

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Sanders would have won 2016 election: Trump pollster

Independent US Senator Bernie Sanders would have defeated President Donald Trump in the general election had he secured the Democratic nomination last year, according to the pollster for Trump’s election campaign. Speaking at a Harvard University Institute of Politics event Monday, Tony Fabrizio acknowledged that Sanders could have won the ...

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Afghan Taliban warn kidnapped US professor ‘in bad health’

The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan says an American professor kidnapped by the group is in dire health condition and needs urgent medical attention. Kevin King, who is one of two professors from the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) abducted in the capital, Kabul, last year, is in a “dangerous” ...

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