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Nearly 170 charged with forming 'Bahrain Hezbollah'

Dubai - Bahrain's attorney general charged nearly 170 people on Tuesday with forming a Shiite "terrorist organisation" named for Lebanon's famed militant group Hezbollah.

Egypt court confirms 20 death sentences over police killings

Apo - An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

UN chief urges Myanmar to pardon Reuters reporters

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said he hoped that Myanmar's government will pardon two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in jail after they reported on massacres in Rakhine state.

Italian court convicts two in Nigeria oil corruption case

Milan - A Milan judge on Thursday sentenced two men to four years in prison in the first ruling of a corruption case involving oil giants Eni and Shell in Nigeria, a judicial source said.

Brother of Paris attacks suspect facing jail for theft

Apo - Belgian prosecutors called Wednesday for the brother of jihadist Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, to be jailed for four years for aggravated robbery.

Italy court acquits Eni, fines subsidiary in Algeria corruption case

Milan - An Italian court on Wednesday acquitted energy major Eni and ex-CEO Paolo Scaroni of bribery in Algeria, but fined a subsidiary and jailed its former boss.

Iraq court condemns to death 'deputy of IS leader'

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death on terror charges a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he was captured in Turkey.

Iraq court condemns to death 'deputy of IS leader'

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death on terrorism charges.

Vietnam jails retired teacher for 14 years for 'attempted subversion'

Hanoi - A retired teacher was jailed Wednesday for 14 years for "attempting to overthrow the state", the latest in a series of convictions this week as communist Vietnam cracks down harder on critics.

Turkey opposition daily Cumhuriyet shaken by internal strife

Istanbul - The Istanbul headquarters of Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet hums with the daily excitement of a busy newsroom as reporters work the phones chasing their next story.On the wall, an old front page is proudly displayed, challenging the government.

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

Stockholm - The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape at the start of his trial on Wednesday.

Ruling next week on Danish sub killer's sentencing appeal

Copenhagen - A Danish court said Tuesday it will rule next week on a sentencing appeal by Peter Madsen, convicted for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine.

Ex-president Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner was charged with corruption on Monday as a judge asked that her legislative immunity be lifted so she can be detained.

Ex-president Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal

Buenos Aires - Ex-Argentina president Cristina Kirchner was charged with corruption as a judge asked that her parliamentary immunity be lifted so she can be detained, reports said Monday.

Dozens rally for jailed Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Several dozen people rallied in central Yangon on Sunday against the jailing of two Reuters journalists, lamenting the shrinking space for free expression in Myanmar despite the advent of civilian rule.

Turkey jails British ex-soldier over 'terror' links

Ankara - A Turkish court has sentenced a former British soldier to seven-and-a-half years in jail for alleged links to a Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a "terrorist" group.

Danish sub killer verdict postponed as judge collapses

Copenhagen - A Danish court on Friday postponed its verdict on an appeal by Peter Madsen, who is seeking a reduced sentence for the 2017 murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine, after a judge collapsed in the courtroom.

Danish submarine killer to hear appeal ruling on reduced sentence

Copenhagen - Danish inventor Peter Madsen, found guilty in April of the 2017 murder of journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine, is hoping appeal court judges will reduce his life sentence when they announce their decision on Friday.

Top VW shareholder faces investor fury in own 'dieselgate' suit

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court on Wednesday began hearing a lawsuit pitting Porsche SE, the majority shareholder in Volkswagen, against angry investors who say they were told too late about the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

Vietnam jails activist after rights groups barred from WEF

Hanoi - A Vietnamese dissident was jailed Wednesday for 12 years on charges of trying to overthrow the state, days after the communist country refused entry to rights campaigners for a major business forum in Hanoi.

From palace to prison: Brazil's ex-president Lula in dates

S - Ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, is expected to formally bow out of a defiant bid to return to Brazil's presidency from a jail cell, where he is serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

EU condemns Egypt's mass death sentence

Apo - The European Union on Tuesday condemned death sentences passed on 75 people in Egypt, saying there were "serious doubts" over whether the defendants had been given a fair trial.

Brother of Paris attacks suspect tried for 'fake' robbery

Apo - The brother of jihadist Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, alleged on Monday that he participated in a fake, "staged" robbery in order to resolve money problems.

VW faces first big German court date over 'dieselgate'

Brunswick - The first major German court case against Volkswagen over the "dieselgate" scandal that has shaken up the car industry opened Monday, as investors pursue the world's largest automaker for billions in compensation.

UN urges Egypt to reverse 'unfair trial' death sentences

Geneva - An Egyptian court's confirmation of 75 death sentences was not based on a fair trial and should be reversed to avoid an "irreversible miscarriage of justice", the UN said Sunday.

Egypt condemns 75 to death over clashes, journalist gets 5 years

Apo - An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld death sentences against 75 people, in one of the largest mass trials since the 2011 uprising, and gave a five-year jail term to an award-winning photojournalist.

Myanmar rejects ICC decision over Rohingya crisis

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar on Friday "resolutely" rejected a ruling by the International Criminal Court empowering the tribunal to probe alleged crimes against the Rohingya even though the Southeast Asian nation is not a member of it.

Volkswagen faces German court showdown over 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - Three years after the "dieselgate" scandal shook it to its foundations, Volkswagen next week faces a first major court case in Germany over cheating emissions tests on millions of vehicles worldwide.

S.Sudan court jails soldiers for aid workers rape, journalist murder

Juba - A South Sudan military court on Thursday found 10 soldiers guilty for their role in an attack on a Juba hotel in which five foreign aid workers were gang-raped, and a journalist was killed."The military court has found out that the accused...

Zagreb's mayor on trial for abuse of power

Zagreb - Zagreb's scandal-hit mayor went on trial Thursday on abuse of power charges that allegedly cost the Croatian capital tens of thousands of euros.
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