- Egypt Independent
TUNIS (Reuters) - A Libyan warplane landed on Monday on a road in the southern Tunisian town of Beni Khadash, witnesses and local media said. The state news agency TAP said the plane had made an emergency landing, and that the pilot, the sole occupant, had been arrested by the military units that surrounded the area. Witnesses said the plane had landed on a road and been surrounded by civilian vehicles stopping to watch. The Ministry of Defence was not immediately available for comment. Reporting By Tarek Amara; Editing by Kevin Liffey File Photo: Libyan National Army
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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and some have been sentenced to death, Iranian media reported on Monday. Iranian state television published images it said showed the CIA officers who were in touch with the suspected spies. There was no immediate comment on the Iranian allegations by the CIA or U.S. officials. Iran announced in June that it had broken up an alleged CIA spy ring but it was unclear whether Monday's announcement was linked to the same case. The announcement comes after three months of spiraling confrontation between Iran and the West that began when new tighter U.S. sanctions took effect in May. Last week Iran captured
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Iran has warned the United Kingdom against escalating tensions between the two countries in the wake of its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker - an act the UK government has called "hostile". Britain has rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the Stena Impero on Friday because it had been involved in an accident, and told its ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil passageway. The "UK government should contain those domestic political forces who want to escalate existing tension between Iran and the UK well beyond the issue of ships. This is quite dangerous and unwise at a sensitive time in the region," Hamid Baeidinejad, Iran's envoy to Britain, wrote on Twitter. "Iran, however,
The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometers from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where he played video games non-stop and had “terrified” his neighbor just days earlier. Police late on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for 41-year-old Shinji Aoba, suspected of causing Japan's worst mass killing in two decades on Thursday when he went to the studio in western Japan, poured fuel around the entrance and shouted “Die” as he set the building ablaze, according to public broadcaster NHK. They plan to arrest Aoba, who suffered serious burns and on Saturday was airlifted to a university hospital for treatment, once he recovers, NHK said. Police
Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday. It's become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two of the pictures George is seen with a big smile as he wears an English soccer jersey. George is third in line for the throne behind his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William.
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Iran captured 17 spies working for the US intelligence agency, the CIA, and some have been sentenced to death, an Iranian official said on Monday, a claim Washington denied. Security agencies "successfully dismantled a [CIA] spy network," the head of counterintelligence at the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence, whose identity was not revealed, told reporters in Tehran. "Those who deliberately betrayed the country were handed to the judiciary," he said. "Some were sentenced to death and some to long-term imprisonment." US President Donald Trump denied the claim later on Monday, calling it "totally false". "The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false," Trump tweeted. "Zero truth. Just
Under the new terms, non-Muslim visitors can apply for a 30-day license that allows them to purchase alcohol from designated outlets, to be accompanied by a code of conduct note with guidelines on responsible drinking. The pace of change has been one of the few constants in the rapidly developing Emirate, which went from sleepy fishing community to global capital in the latter part of the 20th century. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has repealed the requirement that all businesses must be at least 51 per cent owned by a national, allowing for full foreign ownership of a company in the Emirates. The UAE doesn't offer foreigners permanent residency, and some foreign workers and students have been frustrated by a system of short-term visas that allowed for little security or forward planning.