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Egypt gives journalists three-year sentence

CAIRO: An Egyptian court  sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

Illegal workers 'may face six months' jail'

LONDON:People who work illegally in England and Wales will face up to six months in prison, under proposals to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill.
The bill, to be introduced in the autumn, will also contain measures against takeaway restaurants and off-licences which employ illegal migrants.
Penalties will also include an unlimited fine and wages being seized.

Taliban choose Mullah Omar's deputy Mullah Aktar Mansour as successor

PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new supreme leader after the announced death of Mullah Omar. Mansoor was previously Omar’s deputy, and was running the 20-member council after Omar’s death. He has the support of Taliban’s senior leadership.

Gaddafi son sentenced to death over war crimes

TRIPOLI: A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.Saif al-Islam was not in court, but has previously appeared via video link.

Lord Sewel quits as Lords deputy speaker after drug claims

LONDON: A MARRIED peer in charge of upholding standards in the House of Lords has been caught on video snorting cocaine with a pair of £200-a-night hookers.Baron John Sewel, 69 — Deputy Speaker of the Lords and once a key ally of ex-PM Tony Blair — stripped naked for one sleazy romp at his rent-protected London flat. Lord Sewel is facing a police inquiry after quitting as House of Lords deputy speaker over a video allegedly showing him taking drugs with prostit

Iran nuclear talks: 'Historic' agreement struck

VIENNA: (BBC)World powers have reached a deal with Iran on limiting Iranian nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions.
US President Barack Obama said that with the deal, "every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off" for Iran.
His Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, said it opened a "new chapter" in Iran's relations with the world.

Islamic State leader in Afghanistan 'killed by drone'

KABUL: Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the Islamic State group in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region, has been killed in a drone strike, the Afghan intelligence agency says.
Saeed was killed in the strike in Achin in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

Former TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid killed in US drone strike

PESHAWAR: Former spokesperson for the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Shahidullah Shahid has been killed in a US drone strike, Afghan media reported.

Kuwait Shia mosque bomber was Saudi national

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait on Sunday identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shia mosque as a Saudi national, after a series of arrests in connection with the blast that left 26 dead.The interior ministry named the bomber as Fahd Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Qaba'a, according to state media.

Yemen al-Qaeda chief al-Wuhayshi killed in US strike

Al-Qaeda has confirmed that Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of its offshoot in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed in a US drone strike in Yemen.His death was announced by the AQAP group in an online video. His successor was named as military chief Qasim al-Raymi.