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Iran says it executed nuclear scientist in US spy mystery
Iran executed a nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. in 2009 and later returned to the Islamic Republic under mysterious circumstances a year later, authorities said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that they had secretly detained, tried and convicted a man authorities once heralded as a hero.
Afghan general bans Pakistani rupee in key southern province
A senior Afghan police official regarded as one of the country's most powerful men has banned the use of the Pakistani currency in the key southern province of Kandahar.
German national held in Turkey coup crackdown
A German national has been detained in Turkey as part of the country's crackdown on suspected supporters of Fethullah Gulen in the wake of last month's failed coup, Berlin confirmed Friday.
A court in ex-Soviet Tajikistan sentenced a 16-year-old boy to 10.5 years in jail for calling Tajiks on social media to join the Islamic State group, a court official told AFP Thursday.
Delays and flight cancellations persisted Thursday at Dubai International Airport, a day after an Emirates airliner suffered a crash-landing that saw all 300 people onboard survive while a firefighter was killed.
Emirates airliner with 300 on board crash lands in Dubai
All 300 people aboard an Emirates airliner survived a crash landing in Dubai on Wednesday, scrambling down emergency slides before flames consumed the plane in an accident that halted flights for hours at the world's third-busiest airport. One firefighter was killed battling the blaze.
Emirates airliner makes crash landing in Dubai
An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board crash landed at Dubai's main airport Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport.
Syria forces roll back rebel gains in Aleppo
Syrian regime forces bolstered by Russian airstrikes recaptured territory overnight in the battleground city of Aleppo, rolling back the short-lived gains of a rebel offensive.
Egyptian Nobel prize winning chemist Zewail dies aged 70
Nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail, who served as a science and technology advisor to US President Barack Obama, died Tuesday in the United States. He was 70.
Solidarity with Iraq
An Iraqi man gives a rose to a member of the Iraqi security forces on Wednesday, Aug. 3 in Baghdad's Tahrir square as people put up posters bearing messages of solidarity from Nice, France and other cities hit by attacks, a month after .............
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