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Bahraini charged over tweet on upcoming elections

Dubai - Bahrain's public prosecutor on Tuesday detained and charged a man for a tweet saying he would boycott elections this month, with a rights group identifying him as a former lawmaker.

Weapons-enthusiast detained for threats to kill Spain PM

Barcelona - A man who owned an "arsenal of weapons" was arrested in September for threatening to kill Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, officials said Thursday.

Egypt rounds up 19 rights activists: Amnesty

Apo - Egyptian authorities arrested at least 19 lawyers and rights activists on Thursday, Amnesty International said, condemning what it called an "appalling setback".

Denmark recalls ambassador to Iran over foiled 'attack'

Copenhagen - Denmark on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Iran after it accused Tehran of plotting a foiled "attack" against three Iranians living in the Scandinavian country."I have decided to recall Denmark's ambassador in Tehran for consultations...

Minister arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka crisis

Colombo - Police arrested Sri Lanka's petroleum minister Monday, a day after a man was killed when bodyguards opened fire to rescue him from a group loyal to the country's president, officials said.

Iranian journalist arrested over 'insults' to imam

Tehran - Iran's judiciary has arrested a journalist over "insults" to Imam Hussein, one of the most revered religious figures in the Shiite Islamic republic, its news agency reported on Thursday."Pouyan Khoshhal...

Four Iran environmentalists could face death penalty

Tehran - Four detained Iranian environmental activists could face the death penalty after the charges levelled against them were changed, the Tehran prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Spanish drug lord arrested after music video cameo

Madrid - One of Spain's most-wanted drug traffickers was arrested on Wednesday after seeming to taunt police by appearing in a reggaeton music video, a police spokesman told AFP.

Israel captures Palestinian knife attack suspect: army

Jerusalem - Israeli forces detained a Palestinian suspected of stabbing and wounding a soldier but a manhunt continued for a second Palestinian who shot dead two Israeli civilians, the army said Friday.

Egypt arrests son of ex-president Morsi

Apo - A son of Egypt's jailed former president Mohamed Morsi was arrested on Wednesday morning for belonging to a banned group and spreading "fake news", judicial and security sources said.

Myanmar arrests three journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege

Yangon - Myanmar police Wednesday arrested three journalists after their paper criticised the financial management of Yangon's government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the latest case to spark concern over press freedom.

Four charged over deadly 2017 'Unite the Right' rally in US

Washington - US authorities charged four members of a white supremacist movement Tuesday with inciting violence over the deadly "Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.

Migrant-supporting mayor arrested in Italy

Rome - A mayor held up as a model for migrant integration in Italy was placed under house arrest on Tuesday accused of involvement in organising "marriages of convenience" for asylum purposes.

German police swoop on far-right 'terrorist' ring

Berlin - German police on Monday arrested six men on suspicion of belonging to a far-right "terrorist" group that attacked foreigners in the city of Chemnitz.

Portuguese supermarket managers freed in Venezuela

Lisbon - Venezuela has released seven Portuguese supermarket managers detained over accusations they overcharged for basic items in the food-strapped country, Portugal's government said Wednesday.

Turkey court keeps Austrian student in jail on terror charges

Ankara - A Turkish court ordered an Austrian student and journalist to be kept in jail ahead of a trial on terror charges following his detention last week, his lawyer said on Friday.

Malaysia ex-PM hit with 25 new charges over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of money laundering and abuse of power linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account.

Greek NGO founder arrested in migration probe

The founder of a Greek NGO facing charges for allegedly helping migrants illegally enter the country was arrested Wednesday, police said.

Malaysia ex-PM arrested over $628 mn linked to 1MDB, to be charged

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said.

Malaysia ex-PM arrested over $628 mn linked to 1MDB, to be charged

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said.

Palestinian dies during arrest by Israeli army: officials

Ramallah - A Palestinian died after being arrested during a raid in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Israeli army said Tuesday, with his family accusing soldiers of beating him.

160 workers freed after Istanbul airport protest

Ankara - Turkey has freed 160 workers out of almost 600 who were arrested following a protest over work-related deaths and poor conditions at the construction site for Istanbul's third airport.

Austria calls on Turkey to free detained journalist

Vienna - The Austrian government called Tuesday for the release of an Austrian journalist who has been arrested in Turkey.

GRU, Russia's spy agency with growing global footprint

Moscow - Britain said Wednesday that two officials from Russia's GRU intelligence agency carried out a poisoning attack on a former spy on British soil in March, using a Nina Ricci perfume bottle containing a nerve agent.- What is the GRU?

Britain to brief UN council on charges against Russian spies

New York - Britain will brief the UN Security Council on Thursday on the arrest warrants it has issued for two Russian spies charged with carrying out a nerve agent attack on British soil.

Husband of imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer arrested

Tehran - The husband of the imprisoned award-winning Iranian human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has been arrested, their lawyer told AFP on Wednesday.

UK seeks two Russian spies over nerve agent attack

London - Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that two Russian spies carried out a nerve agent attack on a former colleague on British soil, as prosecutors issued a warrant for the suspects' arrest.

Uganda's pop star MP rearrested seeking treatment abroad

Kanpala - Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi was holed up in a government hospital Friday after being rearrested while trying to leave for medical treatment in the United States, his lawyers said.

Senior Kenyan judge arrested in graft probe

Nairobi - Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second highest judge, was arrested Tuesday on corruption charges.

Activists held in Greece for illegally aiding migrants

Police in Greece on Tuesday said they had arrested three members of a Greek NGO on suspicion of helping migrants illegally enter the country.
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Two cars were damaged when National Police stopped fake police from robbing a jeweler in Madrid.
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National police rescued an 8-year-old child whose mother had been forced into prostitution.
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