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Death sentences of Shiites point to limits of Saudi reforms

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Saudi Arabia's new crown prince hopes to transform the kingdom and modernize society, but the planned execution of 14 Shiite protesters charged with violence against security forces suggests the government's handling of sectarian tensions and unrest remains unchanged.
The country's supreme court recently upheld the death penalty in the case, raising concerns among rights activists that the group could be executed at any moment.
Human rights groups allege the trial was unfair, saying the...
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US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine

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Washington, Aug 14 (AP) - Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic's conflict.
The deliberations put pressure on...
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Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US

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Tehran, Aug 13 (AP) - Iran's parliament voted overwhelmingly Sunday to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, chanting "Death to America" in a direct challenge to Washington's newest sanctions on the Islamic...
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3 rebels, 2 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir fighting

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Srinagar, Aug 13 (AP) - Three Kashmiri rebels and two Indian soldiers have been killed in a fierce gunbattle in the disputed Himalayan region, police said Sunday.
The fighting erupted Saturday after Indian troops raided southern Awneera village on a tip that at least seven rebels fighting New...
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Devoutly Catholic Guam celebrates Mass amid N. Korea threat

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Tumon, Aug 13 (AP) - Across Guam - where nearly everyone is Roman Catholic - priests prayed for peace as residents of the U.S. Pacific island territory faced a missile threat from North Korea.
Archbishop Michael Byrnes instructed priests in Guam's 26 churches to offer prayers for peace between...
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