Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terrorism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amnesty International says that some 149 people were executed in Saudi Arabia last year Saudi Arabia has said that it executed 37 of its citizens on Tuesday on charges of terrorism. One of the men was crucified after his execution, according to a statement by the official Saudi Press […]

Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terrorism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amnesty International says that some 149 people were executed in Saudi Arabia last year Saudi Arabia has said that it executed 37 of its citizens on Tuesday on charges of terrorism. One of the men was crucified after his execution, according to a statement by the official Saudi Press […]

UAE woman wakes up after 27 years in a coma

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Prolonged disorders of consciousness are usually caused by a sudden brain injury A woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in 1991 has made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long coma. Munira Abdulla, who was aged 32 […]

Iran oil: US to end sanctions exemptions for major importers

Image copyright AFP Image caption The sanctions on Iran’s oil industry have led to a sharp downturn in the country’s economy US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. The White House said waivers for China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey would expire in […]

Algeria protests: Police ‘detain top businessmen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters have demanded that those close to the ex-president should also relinquish power Four billionaire brothers with links to ousted Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been detained by police, state TV reports. They are being held over a corruption investigation, it adds. A fifth top industrialist, Issad Rebrab, on Twitter […]

Bahrain’s king reinstates citizenship of 551 tried in courts

Image copyright NurPhoto Image caption Bahrain has been wracked by unrest since a pro-democracy uprising was crushed in 2011 Bahrain’s king has reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted by courts during a crackdown on dissent. No reason was given for the decision and those affected were not named. At least 990 Bahrainis have reportedly […]

Iran oil: US to end sanctions exemptions for major importers

Image copyright AFP Image caption The sanctions on Iran’s oil industry have led to a sharp downturn in the country’s economy US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. The White House said waivers for China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey would expire in […]

US to end sanctions exemptions for major Iranian oil importers

Image copyright AFP Image caption The sanctions on Iran’s oil industry have led to a sharp downturn in the country’s economy US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. The White House said waivers for China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey would expire in […]

Algeria protests: Police ‘detain top businessmen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters have demanded that those close to the ex-president should also relinquish power Four billionaire brothers with links to ousted Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been detained by police, state TV reports. They are being held over a corruption investigation, it adds. A fifth top industrialist, Issad Rebrab, on Twitter […]

Bahrain’s king reinstates citizenship of 551 tried in courts

Image copyright NurPhoto Image caption Bahrain has been wracked by unrest since a pro-democracy uprising was crushed in 2011 Bahrain’s king has reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted by courts during a crackdown on dissent. No reason was given for the decision and those affected were not named. At least 990 Bahrainis have reportedly […]

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