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Kim Jong Nam murder suspects fear 'trial by ambush', lawyer tells court

KUALA LUMPUR: The two females charged with killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader appeared in a Malaysian court on Thursday wearing bullet-proof vests, as one of their lawyers warned they feared “a trial by ambush” with police not sharing evidence. Indonesian Siti Aishah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, face the… Read More »

Brazil Supreme Court judge orders probe into nine ministers – paper

BRASILIA: A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has ordered investigations into 71 sitting lawmakers and nine ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet allegedly linked to the country’s biggest corruption scandal, Estado de S. Paulo reported on Tuesday. The office of Justice Edson Fachin confirmed he would lift the seal on plea bargain testimony from 77 employees… Read More »

Egypt lawyer appeals court ruling backing islands transfer to Saudi

CAIRO: An Egyptian human rights lawyer said on Monday he had launched an appeal against a court ruling which backed Cairo’s proposed transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government announced last year a maritime demarcation accord with Saudi Arabia, which has given billions of dollars of aid to… Read More »

Suicide bombers hit court in Pakistan, at least four killed – police

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least four people, officials said, in the latest incident in a new surge of Islamist violence. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban’s Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction claimed responsibility for the attack in the northwestern town of Charsadda. The district administration said at least… Read More »

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party said on Monday it had appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over what it said was the unlawful imprisonment of its two leaders on terrorism-related charges. The arrest last November of the leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) drew international condemnation over what rights groups say… Read More »

South Africa's Zuma files court application to block influence peddling report

JOHANNESBURG: South African President Jacob Zuma has asked the High Court to set aside an anti-corruption watchdog report that called for a judicial inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government, his office said on Saturday. The watchdog’s report, released on Nov. 2, focused on allegations that businessman brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta had influenced… Read More »

South Africa's Zuma appeal against graft charges to be heard in open court

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Wednesday told President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers to argue their case against the reinstatement of corruption charges against him in open court, granting the head of state a brief reprieve. Zuma is appealing a ruling by the High Court in April ordering a review of a National… Read More »

Dutch take Pokemon Go makers to court as gamers flood beaches

THE HAGUE: Dutch authorities are taking the US makers of Pokemon Go to court, after the company failed to meet pleas to stop hordes of fans flocking to protected beaches. Since the game was launched in The Netherlands, thousands of fans have been crowding the vast, windswept beaches of Kijkduin where hundreds of the game’s most… Read More »

Egyptian court hands nine policemen jail terms for assaulting doctors

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced nine policemen to three months in prison on Tuesday for physically and verbally assaulting two doctors at a Cairo hospital in January, an incident that prompted strikes and a protest demanding justice. The verdict can be appealed and the court ordered bail of 2,000 Egyptian pounds (173 British pounds). The… Read More »

Man who tried to grab gun at Trump rally says wanted to shoot candidate – court document

REUTERS: A man arrested over the weekend trying to wrestle a gun from a police officer at a rally by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Las Vegas later told an investigator he wanted to shoot the candidate to death, court papers showed on Monday. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by… Read More »