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Chinese baby born four years after parents’ death


A baby has been born in China to a surrogate mother four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported. The couple, who died in 2013, had frozen several embryos hoping to have a child through IVF. After the accident, their parents fought a protracted legal battle to be allowed to use the embryos. The boy ... Read More »

India sentences five men to death for 2006 Mumbai train blasts


MUMBAI: An Indian court sentenced five men to death and jailed seven for life on Wednesday for planning the bomb blasts that ripped through Mumbai commuter trains in 2006, killing more than 180 people and wounding hundreds. The specially convened court convicted 12 of 13 accused earlier this month for their role in the events that led to seven bombs ... Read More »

Four Saudis get death in Iraq; defense not allowed


JEDDAH: Four Saudis accused of terrorism were recently given the death sentence in Iraq without being allowed to defend themselves, local media reported, quoting informed sources, on Monday. The Saudis — Fahad Alhezan, Majed Al-Baqmi, Mohammad Abdullah Al-Obaid and Jarallah Salim Al-Jarallah — were transferred from Al-Nasiriyah, Baghdad and Sosah’s prisons to a prison in the Green Zone.  The Green ... Read More »

Mosque bombing: Kuwait seeks death for suspects


DUBAI: Kuwait has sought the death penalty for 11 out of 29 suspects being prosecuted for their alleged role in a deadly suicide bombing in a mosque last month, newspaper Al-Qabas reported. Kuwait launched a security crackdown on terrorists after the June 26 attack claimed by Daesh, when a bomber blew himself inside a mosque, killing 27 worshippers. The interior ... Read More »

Saudi artist pooh-poohs Daesh (IS) death threats


JEDDAH: Saudi artist Nasser Al-Qassabi has been the target of death threats from Daesh after the airing of the first two episodes of his series, “Selfie,” in which he portrays the atrocities carried out by the terror group in Syria. “My account is overflowing with insults and threats, but I respond with total calm by wishing them Ramadan Kareem,” tweeted ... Read More »

Belmokhtar death denied


TRIPOLI: A Libyan terrorist group denied Tuesday that Al-Qaeda-linked militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar — the man behind multiple deadly attacks with a history of coming back from the dead — was killed in a US air strike. Ansar Al-Sharia named seven people it said were killed in the US strike in eastern Libya but Belmokhtar, who Washington has said was the ... Read More »

Egypt sentences former president Mursi to death


CAIRO: An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Muhammad Mursi and more than 100 other defendants to death over jail breaks during the 2011 uprising. Mursi, sitting in a caged dock in the blue uniform of convicts having already been sentenced to 20 years for inciting violence, raised his fists in defiance when the judge read out his verdict. Among ... Read More »

Third blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

DHAKA — A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death on Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack by suspected militants since February. Police said that Ananta Bijoy Das had been murdered in broad daylight as he headed to work at a local bank in the city of Sylhet, an attack that fellow writers said ... Read More »

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