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Turkey says it will start drilling off Cyprus 'in coming days'

Turkey says it will start drilling off Cyprus 'in coming days'

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Two Turkish ships will begin drilling in search of oil and gas off Cyprus "in the coming days", Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke tensions on the divided island.
Kazakhstan president fires govt over low living standards

Kazakhstan president fires govt over low living standards

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Kazakhstan's president has fired the government over what he calls a failure to raise living standards and diversify away from oil and gas in the Central Asian nation.
Larijani says Iran ready to work with China on ‘one belt, one road’ project

Larijani says Iran ready to work with China on ‘one belt, one road’ project

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani voiced the country’s readiness for cooperation with China in the implementation of “One Belt, One Road” project, a mega infrastructure project stretching across Asia, Europe and Africa.
Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and ordered the confiscation of proceeds from the sales totaling some 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million).
White supremacist US Coast Guard officer arrested before conducting mass attack

White supremacist US Coast Guard officer arrested before conducting mass attack

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - American security agencies have arrested a Coast Guard lieutenant who is accused of stockpiling guns and ammunition for a planned mass killing.
Hungary accepts hundreds of refugees from Venezuela: report

Hungary accepts hundreds of refugees from Venezuela: report

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Hungary has accepted hundreds of refugees with Hungarian ancestry from crisis-hit Venezuela under a government program involving a local charity, news website index.hu reported on Thursday.
UN experts urge Indonesia to respect Papuans' human rights

UN experts urge Indonesia to respect Papuans' human rights

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Five independent experts linked to the U.N. human rights office are calling for quick and impartial investigations of mistreatment by Indonesian security forces of indigenous Papuans, including alleged killings, unlawful arrests and use of snakes to terrorize.
UAE signs $5.45 billion worth of defense contracts this week: spokesman

UAE signs $5.45 billion worth of defense contracts this week: spokesman

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - The United Arab Emirates' Armed Forces signed AED 20 billion ($5.45 billion) in defense contracts this week at the IDEX military exhibition in Abu Dhabi, a spokesman said on Thursday.
Pakistan orders 9-day detention for held provincial official

Pakistan orders 9-day detention for held provincial official

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - A Pakistani court has extended the detention of a provincial assembly speaker and opposition member arrested on corruption allegations.
Rights group accuses Mozambique of arbitrary journalist arrests

Rights group accuses Mozambique of arbitrary journalist arrests

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused the Mozambican government Thursday of arbitrarily detaining journalists covering the fight against a jihadist insurgency in the country's north.
Turkey says it will start drilling off Cyprus 'in coming days'

Turkey says it will start drilling off Cyprus 'in coming days'

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Two Turkish ships will begin drilling in search of oil and gas off Cyprus "in the coming days", Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke tensions on the divided island.
Kazakhstan president fires govt over low living standards

Kazakhstan president fires govt over low living standards

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Kazakhstan's president has fired the government over what he calls a failure to raise living standards and diversify away from oil and gas in the Central Asian nation.
Larijani says Iran ready to work with China on ‘one belt, one road’ project

Larijani says Iran ready to work with China on ‘one belt, one road’ project

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani voiced the country’s readiness for cooperation with China in the implementation of “One Belt, One Road” project, a mega infrastructure project stretching across Asia, Europe and Africa.
Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and ordered the confiscation of proceeds from the sales totaling some 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million).
White supremacist US Coast Guard officer arrested before conducting mass attack

White supremacist US Coast Guard officer arrested before conducting mass attack

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - American security agencies have arrested a Coast Guard lieutenant who is accused of stockpiling guns and ammunition for a planned mass killing.
Hungary accepts hundreds of refugees from Venezuela: report

Hungary accepts hundreds of refugees from Venezuela: report

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Hungary has accepted hundreds of refugees with Hungarian ancestry from crisis-hit Venezuela under a government program involving a local charity, news website index.hu reported on Thursday.
UN experts urge Indonesia to respect Papuans' human rights

UN experts urge Indonesia to respect Papuans' human rights

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Five independent experts linked to the U.N. human rights office are calling for quick and impartial investigations of mistreatment by Indonesian security forces of indigenous Papuans, including alleged killings, unlawful arrests and use of snakes to terrorize.
UAE signs $5.45 billion worth of defense contracts this week: spokesman

UAE signs $5.45 billion worth of defense contracts this week: spokesman

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - The United Arab Emirates' Armed Forces signed AED 20 billion ($5.45 billion) in defense contracts this week at the IDEX military exhibition in Abu Dhabi, a spokesman said on Thursday.
Pakistan orders 9-day detention for held provincial official

Pakistan orders 9-day detention for held provincial official

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - A Pakistani court has extended the detention of a provincial assembly speaker and opposition member arrested on corruption allegations.
Rights group accuses Mozambique of arbitrary journalist arrests

Rights group accuses Mozambique of arbitrary journalist arrests

TEHRAN, Feb 21 - Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused the Mozambican government Thursday of arbitrarily detaining journalists covering the fight against a jihadist insurgency in the country's north.