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UAE woman sentenced to death for killing US teacher

ABU DHABI: A United Arab Emirates court sentenced an Emirati woman to death on Monday after convicting her of the jihadist-inspired murder of an American teacher, Abu Dhabi newspaper The National reported. Alaa Bader al-Hashemi, 30, was found guilty of stabbing to death teacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a shopping ...

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Iran, Russia discuss BRICS, SCO summits

Russia and Iran have held consultations ahead of two major summits by members of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) nations to call for regional integration.  The BRICS and SCO summits of the world’s major emerging economies will take place on July 8-10 in the Russian city of Ufa. Russian ...

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Iran, EU FMs to hold nuclear talks in Luxemburg

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to hold talks with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and his European counterparts from the P5+1 group of countries in Luxemburg in a bid to hammer out a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear program. According to Press TV, Zarif is scheduled ...

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Muslim communities urged to do more to curb extremism

  BRATISLAVA: British Prime Minister David Came­ron urged Muslim communities and families on Friday to do more to fight extremism, warning that some Muslims risk fostering radicalism in young people by quietly condoning extreme views. He highlighted two cases this week — a 17-year-old from northern England who blew himself ...

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2,400 from post-Soviet states join ISIL: CSTO chief

Thousands of citizens from the member states of a post-Soviet security bloc have joined the ranks of ISIL militants in Syria, an official says. The ISIL has recruited almost 400 citizens from the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan and around 2,000 people of Russian descent, said Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Nikolai ...

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UN urges Pakistan, India to mitigate tensions

NEW YORK: United Nations (UN) associate spokesman Farhan Haq at a briefing in New York urged Pakistan and India to take steps to ease tensions, reported Radio Pakistan. Haq said the UN continues to encourage peaceful resolution of bilateral issues between the two countries. The UN’s statement comes in the ...

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