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Four Saudi officers killed at security checkpoint

Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others wounded yesterday when their check post came under gunfire in southern Asir province, the country's interior ministry said. Three officers were instantly killed when the outpost …

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Police officer injured in shootout in Istanbul

A shootout occurred in Turkey’s Istanbul city, as a result of which a police officer was injured, Trend reported citing the Turkish media. Reportedly, a police officer opened fire when a dispute over debt arose between him and …

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PKK militants attack military base in Turkey’s Siirt

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants staged an attack near a military base in southeast Turkey’s Siirt province, killing six Turkish security force members and wounding seven, security sources said. They said the attack …

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Benjamin Netanyahu hospitalized in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a hospital yesterday where he was diagnosed with a mild viral illness of the upper respiratory system, according to officials with the hospital and the Prime Minister's …

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Chinese investors fail to purchase stake in Rosneft

The deal on purchasing a 14.2% stake in Rosneft from the Glencore-QIA Consortium by China’s CEFC has been frozen due to financial issues, Kommersant wrote.  Pouring $9.1 bln into obtaining the stake in the Russian oil and gas …

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 Twelve extremists detained in south Kazakhstan

  Police in South Kazakhstan Region have detained twelve supporters of destructive religious movements during raids carried out yesterday, a regional police spokesperson said. They were detained for extremism …

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Hand of convicted thief amputated in Iran's Mashhad

Iran's authorities have amputated the hand of a convicted thief in a prison in the country's city of Mashhad, the media reported. According to the ISNA news agency, one hand of the 34-year-old convict identified only as Ali …

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