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    Indian Court rejects last appeal in 2002 riot case against Modi

    India's Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected Zakia Jafri's plea for an investigation and action against Narendra Modi — the then chief minister and current prime minister— and 57 others.

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    Turkish court finds 42 soldiers guilty of trying to kill Erdogan

     A Turkish court on Wednesday found 42 former soldiers guilty of trying to kill President Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s failed coup, and handed most of them life sentences in the highest profile case related.

    West Asia
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    Erdogan sees Israel’s hand in Iraqi Kurdistan vote

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency played a role in Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence vote, proved by the waving of Israeli flags during celebrations .

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    Iran, Iraq to hold military drills on Kurdistan border

    A senior Iranian military commander says Iran and Iraq will hold joint military exercises along their border with the Kurdistan region in the coming days in line with Tehran's policy to support Baghdad’s.

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    Iraq's top cleric Sistani opposes secession of Kurdish region

    Iraq's top Shiite cleric opposes the secession of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, his representative Ahmed al-Safi said in a Friday sermon on his behalf in the holy city of Karbala, south of Baghdad.

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    Erdogan threatens ties with Israel over support for Kurds

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Israel should “review” its support for Iraqi Kurdish independence, warning the Jewish state’s support for the bid could negatively affect diplomatic.

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    Tensions rise as Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in independence vote

    Iraq’s Kurds defied widespread opposition to vote on Monday in a historic independence referendum, sparking fresh tensions with Baghdad and threats from Turkey while Washington warned it would “increase instability”.

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    Turkey may impose bans on Iraqi Kurdistan if vote held

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region with sanctions in case it goes ahead with plans to hold an independence referendum.

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    Some Rohingya are a serious security threat, Indian govt tells top court

    The Indian government told the country's top court on Monday that some of the Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar are a serious security threat as it sought to justify moves to deport up to 40,000 of them.

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    India calls Rohingya refugees ‘threat to national security’

    India’s top court is hearing a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims, filed by two Rohingyas living in Delhi who fled their village in Myanmar’s.

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    Saudi government funded a ‘dry run’ for 9/11: Report

    As reported by the New York Post, the embassy might have used two of its employees for the so-called dry run before a dozen hijackers flew two planes into the Twin Towers, killing nearly 3,000 people in 2001.

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    India: Five sentenced in 1993 Mumbai blast case

    A special TADA court had in June convicted six persons, including mastermind Mustafa Dossa and Salem, in the serial blasts case, 24 years after the attacks left 257 people dead in the country's financial capital.

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    After deadly protests, Indian states in lockdown for 'godman's' rape sentencing

    India is deploying thousands of riot police and shutting down internet services in two northern states, as it prepares for the sentencing on Monday of a self-styled ’godman’ whose followers went on the rampage.

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    Indian guru sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape

    An Indian court on Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ‘Insan’ 10 years of imprisonment on Monday in the makeshift court in the Sunaira district jail in Rohtak where rape.

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    India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right in landmark verdict

    India's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark verdict that could have wide-reaching implications for the government's flagship biometric programme.

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    Gurmeet Ram Rahim Verdict: Haryana, Punjab on Edge

    Hundreds of thousands of followers of a controversial Sikh religious leader are pouring into the tri-city (Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali) ahead of the August 25 verdict in the rape case against

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    Court grants Indian woman divorce over lack of toilet

    An Indian woman who had no access to a toilet in her home has been granted permission to divorce her husband by a family court.The court in Rajasthan ruled on the case in August 18.

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    India's top court suspends Muslim divorce law

    India's Supreme Court on Tuesday put a six-month stay on the practice of triple talaq, while asking Parliament to bring in a legislation, which it hoped will take into account the concerns of Muslim bodies and Sharialaw.

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    Indian top court grants bail to colonel linked to Malegaon blast

    An Indian colonel, who faces charges of involvement in the 2008 blast in the Muslim-majority Malegaon town in Nasik district of Maharashtra and was also linked to the  2007 Samjhauta Express terrorist attack.

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    Nobel laureates urge Saudi Arabia's King Salman to halt 14 executions

    Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners are appealing to Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in 2012.

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    India's top judge urged to end quickfire Muslim divorce law

    India's top judge was urged on Thursday to scrap a civil law that permits Muslim men to divorce their wives by simply stating their intention three times, a practice that has even left some wives dumped by text.

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    14 Shia Saudis at imminent risk of execution, HRW warns

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned that 14 Shia Saudi citizens are at imminent risk of execution after Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court upheld their death sentences in mid-July following an “unfair trial”

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    Darshan Lal becomes first Hindu to enter Pakistan cabinet in 20 years

    Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi formed his cabinet on Friday, filling it with his toppled predecessor Nawaz Sharif's aides and allies. It also included the first Hindu in a Pakistan government.

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    Benjamin Netanyahu is suspect in fraud, corruption case

    Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been named as a suspect in two investigations into allegations of “fraud, breach of trust and bribes” with his former chief of staff signing a deal with prosecutors.

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