29 Aug 2015

Thousands rally to pile pressure on Malaysia’s PM

“Tens of thousands joined a peaceful protest in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name. The Malaysian leader, who has denied wrongdoing, has weathered weeks of

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29 Aug 2015

Egypt court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison

“An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison on charges of broadcasting without a license and ‘spreading false news.’ “ Source: Egypt court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison – The Washington Post

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29 Aug 2015

French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king

“wo French journalists have been placed under formal investigation after Morocco’s King Mohammed filed a complaint accusing them of attempting blackmail by threatening to publish a book about him, a judicial source said. The king’s lawyer, Eric Dupont-Moretti, told RTL radio that Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet were arrested on

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28 Aug 2015

Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Exchange Prisoners

“Ukraine’s military and Russia-backed rebels carried out a prisoner exchange Thursday in eastern Ukraine, a result of an agreement this week by the two sides to halt the ongoing violence by September 1. Officials from both sides said 12 rebel prisoners were swapped for about the same number of Ukrainian

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28 Aug 2015

Vietnam to free 18,200 prisoners in amnesty, but no political activists

“Vietnam on Friday said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its independence day celebrations, but political activists will be excluded from the country’s second biggest-ever amnesty.” Source: Vietnam to free 18,200 prisoners in amnesty, but no political activists | World news | The Guardian

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28 Aug 2015

Retired Generals Wage Letter War Over Iran Nuclear-Deal Vote

“Last week, nearly 40 retired U.S. generals and admirals urged Congress to endorse the deal the U.S. and five other nations have struck with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions. ‘We, the undersigned retired military officers, support the agreement as the most effective means currently available to prevent Iran from

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28 Aug 2015

U.S. asks Uzbekistan to join anti-Islamic State coalition

“The United States said on Thursday it had asked Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition it leads against Islamic State, saying Central Asia’s most populous state was free to choose a way of contributing to the fight against the militant group. ‘We have asked Uzbekistan … to join the coalition,’

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27 Aug 2015

Hong Kong Student Leaders Charged for Actions That Ignited ‘Umbrella Movement’

“Three student leaders of last year’s pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong were charged on Thursday over their roles in events at government headquarters that set off months of street protests.” Source: Hong Kong Student Leaders Charged for Actions That Ignited ‘Umbrella Movement’ – The New York Times

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27 Aug 2015

Tehran Claims U.S. Is Holding 19 Iranians

“Turning the tables on the United States, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the American authorities were holding 19 Iranian citizens on what it described as unfounded charges of sanctions violations and called for their release.” Source: Tehran Claims U.S. Is Holding 19 Iranians – The New York Times

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27 Aug 2015

Report: Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could become the world’s third-biggest

“A new report by two American think tanks asserts that Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually and could have the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile within a decade. The report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center concludes that Pakistan is rapidly expanding its nuclear

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