Briefly World: UAE puts 94 people on trial for plotting to overthrow regime

UAE puts 94 people on trial for plotting to overthrow regime

DUBAI: Cracking down on Islamist groups, the UAE has put 94 people with suspected links to the Muslim Brotherhood on trial for plotting to overthrow the Gulf regime and seize power. UAE Attorney General Salem Saeed Kubaish said 94 suspects have been referred to the Federal Supreme Court for trial.

China test-flies heavy air force freight plane

BEIJING: China said it successfully tested a heavy air-force freighter that could be a mostly home-grown substitute for the older Russian planes it now uses while substantially boosting the Chinese military's global reach. The Y-20 flew took off from its development base near Xi'an Saturday, the China Daily and other newspapers reported Monday.

Iran arrests 11 reformist journalists: Minister

Tehran: Iran has arrested a group of journalists on security charges, a minister said Monday, confirming reports that 11 reporters close to reformists were detained for their links to foreign Persian press. "We are investigating the detention of the journalists and why they are detained," Culture Minister Mohammad Hosseini was quoted as saying by ISNA news agency.

2 Indians sentenced to jail, flogging in Saudi Arabia

Dubai: Two Indian nationals have been sentenced to one year in prison each and flogging for illegally manufacturing and selling liquor in Saudi Arabia, where alcohol is strictly prohibited. The court also ordered them to be deported after their sentence.

Philippine extremists refuse to free hostages

Manila: Al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the Philippines have refused to free foreign hostages after two weeks of negotiations but the militants have no immediate plans to harm the captives, a spokesman said Monday.

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