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Sweden

Sweden jails man six-month for terrorism fund-raising

The 34-year-old, who was not named, denied the charges.

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

Pope condemns hypocritical Catholics

“It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life,” the cleric said.

The Koran

Denmark to charge man with blasphemy over burning Koran

The prosecutor said they would ask for a fine.

Isreali Warplane[Photo Credit: Press TV]

Israeli jets hit arms depots near Damascus

“It was not immediately clear if the targeted sites belong to the Syrian army or its allied Lebanese Hezbollah movement.”

EU building [Photo credit: fusionforenergy.europa.eu]

EU to close tax loopholes for multinational companies

The directive is the latest of a number of measures designed to prevent tax avoidance by large companies.

Malaysian Prime minister, Najib Razak

Kim Jong Nam killing: Malaysian PM says North Korean envoy ‘diplomatically rude’

North Korea says it cannot trust the investigation by Malaysia.

President Tayyip Erdogan 

Facts on Turkey

Turkey dismisses 227 judges, prosecutors

Since the failed coup in July, 2016, 3,886 members of the judiciary have been expelled.

Pilgrims at the Hajj in Saudi Arabia
Photo: AlJazeera

Iran sends delegation to Saudi Arabia to rejoin Hajj

The discussion was slated inspite of diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

U.S. President, Donald Trump

Trump cites FoxNews for misleading Sweden statement

Sweden sought clarification.

U.S President Donald Trump

Trump reassures supporters after turbulent week

“In a couple of weeks we are going to roll out a new healthcare plan that will repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Kim Jong Nam

North Korea to reject autopsy result of leader’s half-brother

North Korea is suspected of assassinating its leader’s half-brother.

Kim Jong Nam

Indonesian VP says woman suspected in murder of North Korean leader’s brother was deceived

“She was deceived into doing what was thought to be a media prank, a reality show,” he said.

An Australian Supreme Court

Supreme Court fines Australian website $320,000 over botched murder trial

The court convicted the website and journalist of contempt of court.

U.S. President, Donald Trump

Trump denies his administration is in disarrray

Mr. Trump says he “inherited a mess’’ both at home and abroad.

President Rodrigo Duterte

Russia to share intelligence with Philippines, train Duterte guards

Mr. Duterte has made strong overtures towards China and Russia.

UN chief, Guterres [Photo credit: Reuters]

UN chief, Guterres, counters Trump on 2-state Israel-Palestine solution

President Trump met the Israeli Prime Minister on Wednesday.

Kim Jong Nam, North Korea Kim Jung Un's half brother [Photo credit: CNN.com]

Malaysia arrests third suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s death

A second suspect had earlier been arrested.

U.S. President, Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel must ‘show some flexibility’ in peace talks, Trump says

But he said he “could live” with a one-state solution.

Iran President, Hassan Rowhani

Iranian president begins trip to Gulf seeking improved ties

Mr. Rowhani flew into Oman’s capital Muscat for a one-day visit and met with Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Saudi private sector

Only 16 per cent of Saudi private sector workforce are Saudis

Statistics show that 48 per cent of local workforce in the sector receive less than $800 as monthly salary.

UN Peacekeepers [Photo: therising continent.com]

32 UN personnel killed in 2016

For the third year in a row the greatest loss of lives was recorded in Mali.

A picture of a bicycle used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: FX Tribune]

Belgian minister’s bike stolen

“We left the bike in racks at the station and locked it; when we got back half an hour later, it was gone.”

Michael Flynn

U.S. legislators back ouster of Trump security advisor Flynn

The resignation came just 25 days after President Donald Trump took office.

Kim Jong Nam, North Korea Kim Jung Un's half brother [Photo credit: CNN.com]

Malaysian police confirm death of North Korean leader’s brother

He was reportedly attacked with poisoned needles by suspected North Korean agents.

Valentine-love-couple-marriage

Valentine: Thai govt hands out ‘magic pills’ to promote birth rate

Population growth rate in Thailand slumped from 2.7 per cent in 1970 to 0.4 per cent 2015.