Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric
Saudi Arabia has executed the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the interior ministry said. He was among 47 people put to death after being convicted of terrorism offences, it said in a statement. Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of the mass …
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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil, Mexico markets fall as oil slump weighs
(Updates Mexican peso losses, adds dollar auction) SAO PAULO, Dec 30 Stocks and currencies in Brazil and Mexico weakened on Wednesday, as a slide in crude prices to near 11-year lows hit demand for riskier assets. The Brazilian real weakened the …
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Fitch Takes Actions on Financial Institutions Following Brazilian Sovereign
These actions also reflect factors considered in Fitch's negative outlook for the Brazilian banking industry (see '2016 Outlook: Brazilian Banks' dated Dec. 01, 2015). In Fitch's view, despite the system's relatively comfortable capitalization and …
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Julian Assange Cannot Leave the Ecuadorean Embassy for Medical Treatment, UK Says
The U.K. has refused a request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London to receive medical treatment for a shoulder injury, the South American country said Wednesday. British authorities denied “safe passage” to …
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WikiLeaks cables implicate UK & Saudi Arabia in secret deal to secure UNHRC seats

WikiLeaks cables implicate UK & Saudi Arabia in secret deal to secure UNHRC seats
Two years after the controversial appointment of Saudi Arabia, one of the world's leading human rights offenders, to the UN human rights council, Wikileaks cables have revealed a “secret deal” suggesting that the British government was a key player …
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Saudi Paper Lashes UK: 'You Are an Assembly Line for Terrorists'
As Breitbart London has reported, the British government has been forced to commit more resources to counter terrorism programmes in response to fears that home-grown terrorists are finding safe haven in a variety of communities. The number of areas in …
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US thought Nimr's allegiances lay with Iran: Wikileaks
The United States believed executed Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr's political allegiances conceivably lay with Iran despite his denials, a 2008 US diplomatic cable, leaked through Wikileaks, reveals. On Saturday, setting of a firestorm of criticism …
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Honduran President Says Billionaire Will Likely Face Extradition to United States
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández said Wednesday that his government will likely extradite billionaire businessman Jaime Rosenthal to the United States on charges of money laundering through his family's Banco Continental. Rosenthal, who … In …
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