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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.

China ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang gets life term

China's ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang has been jailed for life - the most senior politician to face corruption charges under Communist rule.He was found guilty of bribery, abuse of power and "intentionally disclosing national secrets", China's official Xinhua news agency reports.

Eight out of 10 Malala suspects 'secretly acquitted'

PESHAWAR: Eight of the 10 men supposedly convicted and jailed for attempting to murder Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousfzai were actually cleared, officials said.

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.