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London: An Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Egypt has released a video purporting to show the beheading of eight Bedouin Arab men it accused of working for the Egyptian and Israeli armies, media reported Tuesday.

The video, posted on the Twitter account of the jihadi group known as Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis' late Monday, also showed what it said were victims of Egyptian military operations in the restive Sinai Peninsula, the Daily Mail reported.


Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his visiting Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed Tuesday to build a nuclear power station in Dabaa city in Egypt's coastal Matrouh province.

"I attended with President Putin the ceremony of signing a memorandum of understanding to establish a nuclear power station in Dabaa," Xinhua news agency quoted Sisi as saying in a joint press conference with Putin following their talks at a presidential palace in Cairo.


Kuala Lumpur: A top court Tuesday upheld the conviction of Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's leader of opposition, of sodomising his former aide.

Anwar, 67, was sentenced to five years' jail March 7 2014 by the Court of Appeal for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari, 30, June 26, 2008, overturning an acquittal by the Kuala Lumpur High Court Jan 9, 2012, Xinhua reported.

In his appeal, Anwar asked the Federal Court to set aside the conviction and sentence imposed by the Court of Appeal.


Yaounde: About 30 passengers of a bus were kidnapped Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants in a town in Cameroon along the border with Nigeria, military sources told Xinhua.

The kidnapping took place in Tourou in the Far North Region, the sources said. "The whereabouts of the passengers were not known. They were certainly attacked by the militants in an ambush."


Tehran: Iran is entitled to have nuclear enrichment and nobody should try to derive unilateral benefit from the situation, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

"I can say with no exaggeration that Russia makes a significant contribution to the settlement of the situation around the Iranian nuclear programme," IRNA quoted Putin as saying in an interview with an Egyptian daily Sunday. 


Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has not ruled out running for the presidency in the 2016 elections as he hinted in an interview with the NBC television network.

"Nobody ever says never," said Kerry on being asked during an interview Sunday in Munich, Germany, if he would take part in the elections. He was in German city to attend the Munich Security Conference.

However, Kerry admitted that "I have no scenario whatsoever in my mind" to launch a presidential campaign.


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Islamabad: A Chinese official has confirmed it is involved in six nuclear power projects in Pakistan and is likely to export more reactors to the country.

China has been involved in the construction of six reactors in Pakistan, the Daily Times reported Monday citing Wang Xiaotao, a top official of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).


Islamabad: Saudi Arabia Monday denied funding of what it called the extremist mindset through its financial support to religious seminaries in Pakistan.

"A section of the media has been propagating a false impression that Saudi Arabia is funding the extremist mindset in Pakistan through its financial support for religious seminaries," Dawn quoted a press statement issued by the Saudi embassy in Islamabad.


Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that his country would never accept a unipolar world.

Noting that there was one "undisputed" unipolar leadership trying to control the current world and force others to obey, Putin said Russia would never accept such attempts.

At the congress of Russia's Federation of Independent Trade Unions, Putin stressed that Russia did not intend to be at war with anyone and was always willing to cooperate.


Bogota: The Colombian attorney general's office found in the southwestern part of the country a mass grave with the remains of some 62 people who might have been victims of paramilitary groups, media reported Saturday.

The discovery was made in a rural area of Olaya Herrera municipality in Nariño province, bordering on Ecuador, Attorney General Eduardo Montealegre said, without revealing when the bodies were found.