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Rouhani's brother begins prison term - media

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother has begun serving a five-year prison sentence on corruption charges. According to the Tasnim news agency, authorities had transferred Hossein Fereidoun to …

Former Tehran mayor who killed wife free on bail

A former mayor of Tehran Mohammad Ali Najafi who murdered his wife has been released on bail, his lawyer said. Najafi was sentenced to death last month after being convicted of shooting dead his second wife Mitra Ostad …

Shooting incident in Nur-Sultan: one person killed

One person died and three others were injured after shooting during a conflict between residents of Nur-Sultan. The incident occurred on August 25 on one of the streets of the city, Kazakhstan Today reports.   …

Kyrgyz court rules to keep Atambayev in custody

The Bishkek City Court has ruled to keep Kyrgyzstan’s former President Almazbek Atambayev in custody, Atambayev’s lawyer Sergei Slesarev said. The court hearing was held in the office of the …

Kyrgyz court impounds Atambayev's property

The Kyrgyz court impounded 120 properties of ex-President Almazbek Atambayev, the republic's Prosecutor-General Otkurbek Jamshitov said. Atambayev, who served as the president of Kyrgyzstan from …

 Atambayev arrested until August 26

Kyrgyzstan's former president Almazbek Atambayev will be arrested until August 26 upon the court's ruling, his lawyer Sergey Slesarev said. "Upon the court's ruling, Atambayev will be …

 Three Turkish diplomats shot dead in Erbil

At least three Turkish diplomats were killed in a shooting that took place in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, two Kurdish security officials said. According to sources, unknown gunmen opened fire at a restaurant where the …

More than 5 mln cannabis roots seized in Turkey

Turkish security forces confiscated nearly 5.5 million cannabis roots in an anti-drug operation, officials said. The Diyarbakir Governorship said that the local gendarmerie commando units carried out the operation in 72 different …