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Suicide bomber strikes at Shia mosque in S. Arabia

RIYADH:At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province and 70 had been injured, "some very critically".Witnesses reported a huge blast at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh, in Qatif governorate.

 
 
 
1,850 killed, over 500,000 displaced in Yemen: UN

GENEVA: The United Nations said that some 1,850 people have been killed and more than 500,000 displaced as a result of the conflict raging in Yemen since late March.

 
 
 
FIA raids Axact offices, takes records and employees into custody

ISLAMABAD: A team of the Federal Investigation Agency's cyber crime unit entered local IT company Axact's Islamabad and Karachi offices and collected manuals, records and computers as evidence in the ongoing investigation of a global fake degrees scam.'

 
 
 
North Korea Defence minister Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'

SEOUL: North Korean Defence Minister Hyon Yong-Chol has been executed by anti-aircraft fire for disloyalty and showing disrespect to leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea's intelligence agency said.

 
 
 
43 killed as gunmen attack bus carrying Ismaili passengers in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 43 people were killed and 13 others wounded on Wednesday when armed men opened fire inside a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community near Safoora Chowk in Karachi.

 
 
 
Swat ATC sentences 10 to life imprisonment in Malala attack case

SWAT: An anti-terrorism court of Swat on Thursday sentenced ten men to 25 years imprisonment in the case related to the 2012 attack on child activist Malala Yousufzai.The ten convicts were identified as Bilal, Shaukat, Salman, Zafar Iqbal, Israrullah, Zafar Ali, Irfan, Izhar, Adnan and Ikram.

 
 
 
17 convicts hanged in nine cities across Pakistan

RAWALPINDI:17 condemned prisoners were sent to the gallows in various jails , a day which marks the highest number of executions in the country since the moratorium on death penalties was lifted.

 
 
 
US Blackwater guards jailed for Iraq deaths

WASHINGTON:(BBC) A former Blackwater guard has been sentenced to life in prison and three others to 30 years over the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007.Nicholas Slatten and three others were convicted last year for the killings in Baghdad's crowded Nisoor Square.

 
 
 
Drone strike kills 4 suspected militants in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR: At least four suspected militants were killed when a US drone fired two missiles at a hideout in South Waziristan tribal region's Shawal area along the Pak-Afghan border.

 
 
 
Bangladesh Islamist politician Kamaruzzaman hanged

DHAKA:An Islamist politician convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan has been hanged at a prison in Dhaka.Mohammad Kamaruzzaman of the Jamaat-e-Islami party was found guilty of genocide by a domestic war crimes tribunal in May 2013.