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Protesting boxer sentenced to death in Iran

Protesting boxer sentenced to death in Iran

Iranian professional boxer Mohammad Javad Wafaei-Sani has been sentenced to death by hanging. This is stated in a message posted on the page of the Iranian human rights organization Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on Twitter. …

Turkish Embassy in Poland attacked with Molotov cocktails

Turkish Embassy in Poland attacked with Molotov cocktails

The Turkish Embassy in Poland was attacked with Molotov cocktails on Tuesday. The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. local time (1 p.m. GMT) when a 34-year-old man of Turkish descent threw three Molotov cocktails at the embassy …

Kyrgyzstan security officials thwart coup plot

Kyrgyzstan security officials thwart coup plot

An attempt to violently seize power has been foiled in Kyrgyzstan, the State National Security Committee said in a statement on Friday. "The State National Security Committee and the Interior Ministry have exposed a criminal group …

Uzbekistan detains 12 suspected members of Jihadist group

Uzbekistan detains 12 suspected members of Jihadist group

The Uzbek State Security Service in the Kashkadarya region of the country detained 12 men suspected of being supporters of Jihadist groups, the state news agency UzA said. The suspects held regular meetings to watch and listen to video …

Seven Russians arrested in Turkey over forest fire

Seven Russians arrested in Turkey over forest fire

Turkey's gendarmerie forces arrested seven Russian tourists Monday on charges of causing a forest fire in the southern Turkish province of Antalya. The tourists allegedly set up a campfire in a forested area and paved the way for the massive …

Erdogan: Turkey determined to fight violence against women

Erdogan: Turkey determined to fight violence against women

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated that Turkey is determined to fight violence against women within the framework prepared earlier this year. Erdogan made the remarks while meeting women from different backgrounds during …

Shootout takes place on Azerbaijani-Iranian border (PHOTO)

Shootout takes place on Azerbaijani-Iranian border (PHOTO)

A shootout has taken place at the Azerbaijani-Iranian border, according to joint statement from the Prosecutor General's Office and the State Border Service of Azerbaijan. According to the statement, one person was wounded. …

Kyrgyz Ex-PM detained amid Kumtor mine investigation

Kyrgyz Ex-PM detained amid Kumtor mine investigation

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariev has been arrested as part of a widening investigation into alleged corruption during the development of the Kumtor gold-mine project. The State Committee for National Security (UKMK) says …

Uzbekistan sentences 17 people over dam burst

Uzbekistan sentences 17 people over dam burst

Uzbekistan's Supreme Court has sentenced 17 men to various jail terms and fines over the embezzlement, negligence, violation of engineering works over the Sardoba dam burst in central Syrdarya region last year, the Supreme Court press service …

Netanyahu pleads not guilty to corruption as trial resumes

Netanyahu pleads not guilty to corruption as trial resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty on Monday to corruption charges at the resumption of his trial, six weeks before voters again head to the polls to pass judgment on his leadership. "I confirm the written …

Man who attacked three Russian citizens arrested in Turkey

Man who attacked three Russian citizens arrested in Turkey

Istanbul court arrested a man Tuesday, who attacked three Russian nationals in the Besiktas district, local media reported. According to the report, the arrested is charged with attempted murder. Late on January 24, an …

Iran convicts U.S. businessman on spying charge

Iran convicts U.S. businessman on spying charge

Iran convicted an American businessman on a spying charge and sentenced him to 10 years in prison weeks after the U.S. election.  A family friend of Iranian-American Emad Shargi, 56, said he was called to court on Nov. 30, …

Turkish police detains 35 ISIS suspects in Ankara

Turkish police detains 35 ISIS suspects in Ankara

Turkish police and intelligence service arrested 35 Iraqi nationals in the capital Ankara on Tuesday over their alleged links to the ISIS terror group (banned in Russia), according to security sources. The provincial police in Ankara …