Iranian court converts death sentence for blashemy to unspecified number of years in jail

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nsnbc : An Iranian court, on October 17, converted a death sentence for Soheil Arabi to an unspecified number of years behind bars. He was sentenced to hanging in August 2014 after allegedly defaming the prophet and the 12 holy Imams of Shiite Islam in comments on social media. He was also found guilty of such serious charges as insulting state officials More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Turkey tries to redicule German police for building rapport with pro-Kurdish protesters

nsnbc : Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for Turkey’s presidency attempted to denigrate German police in Frankfurt after police there, prior to a pro-Kurdish demonstration, released a tweet in a standard procedure More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Mozambique to discuss future of oil and gas projects with international partners

nsnbc : Mozambique’s National Hydrocarbons Company (ENH) announced that the government will host an international meeting analyzing the future of the oil and gas industry in Mozambique on Thursday and Friday. More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Detention of secessionist leaders sparks mass protests in Catalonia

nsnbc : Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets in Catalonia to protest against the detention of two prominent independence leaders. Monday night Spain’s National Court denied bail for “separatists” More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Russian troll factory uses good-old Soviet-style subversion

nsnbc : The activities of the Kremlin’s troll factory up to the 2016 U.S. elections included stoking racial tensions, funding activist campaigns and organizing street flash mobs, reveled an investigative report More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Iraqi military and Hashd seize Kirkuk and oil fields from Kurdish Peshmerga

nsnbc : Armed clashes, posturing and positioning continues between Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi military and security forces as well as Iranian-backed, predominantly Shia Hashd al-Shaabi. Meanwhile, parties in Iraq’s More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Severe vulnerabilities affect virtually all Wi-Fi devices and encryption

nsnbc : Researchers in Belgium discovered on Monday that a major Wi-Fi vulnerability affects absolutely every device that supports Wi-Fi. The vulnerability allows attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. A second More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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EU hits North Korea with new sanctions, targets citizens more than regime

nsnbc : The European Union has imposed new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea a.k.a. North Korea for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Foreign ministers of the European More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Moscow Magistrate Court filed Telegram for failing to provide encryption to FSB

nsnbc : A Magistrate Court in the Russian capital Moscow, on Monday, fined popular messaging app company Telegram 800,000 rubles ($14,000) for missing a deadline to provide decoding data targeting six phone numbers. Telegram More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Iraqi military, Iran-backed militia attack Kurdish troops near Kirkuk

nsnbc : Fierce clashes erupted in the early hours of Monday, between Iraqi – Kurdish Peshmerga, predominantly Shiite, Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi a.k.a Popular Mobilization Forces. Clashes reportedly also More...