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Iran convicts U.S. businessman on spying charge

Iran convicted an American businessman on a spying charge and sentenced him to 10 years in prison weeks after the U.S. election.  A family friend of Iranian-American Emad Shargi, 56, said he was called to court on Nov. 30, …

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Turkish police detains 35 ISIS suspects in Ankara

Turkish police and intelligence service arrested 35 Iraqi nationals in the capital Ankara on Tuesday over their alleged links to the ISIS terror group (banned in Russia), according to security sources. The provincial police in Ankara …

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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 38 FETO suspects

Turkish authorities on Friday issued arrest warrants for 38 people, including on-duty and former military staff, over their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, …

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8 asylum seekers held in northwestern Turkey

Gendarmerie forces in northwestern Turkey rounded up a group of eight asylum seekers on Thursday who were trying to make their way across the border to neighboring Bulgaria, Anadolu agency reports. The asylum seekers, all of whom were …

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Turkish police detain 18 ISIS terror suspects

A total of 18 ISIS (a terrorist group banned in Russia) linked suspects were detained early Wednesday in an operation against the terrorist group in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul. Teams of the Istanbul police’s …

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Three dead in attack on Afghan jail, 25 injured

An attack on a jail compound in the Afghan city of Jalalabad killed at least three people and injured dozens, triggering heavy fighting in which scores of prisoners escaped, an official said. Sohrab Qaderi, a provincial council …

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Turkey accuses 4 people of spying for France

Turkey has arrested four spies working on behalf of France, Daily Sabah reported. According to the investigation by the journalists, the four suspects were collecting information about the inner workings of conservative …

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Extremists who planned terror acts detained in Almaty

Kazakh National Security Committee officers have detained two suspected extremists in Almaty who were planning terrorist attacks in crowded places, the committee said. According to the Kazakh authorities, the suspects were detained on …

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Iranian judiciary hands death sentence to CIA spy

An individual accused of spying for the CIA in Iran has been sentenced to death, Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Ismaili said. He added that the Supreme Court has upheld the capital punishment for the U.S. …

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Five terrorists arrested in Kazakhstan

Five people have been arrested in Kazakhstan on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack in a public space, the country's National Security Committee said. They were detained in the cities of Karaganda and Taraz. All …

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FETÖ-linked police members detained in Turkey

Police detained 40 former police over alleged links to the FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt in Turkey, security sources said. The expelled police members were detained in the Konya, Gaziantep, Kayseri, …

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