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Ukraine bans Steven Seagal as threat to national security

Security service says it has forbidden Seagal entry into country for five years, after actor received Russian citizenship<p>Ukraine has banned American action movie star Steven Seagal as a national security threat, making him the latest of several cultural figures to be blacklisted.<p>The Ukrainian …

Russia

Thai rights lawyer faces up to 150 years in prison for royal insult

A prominent Thai human rights lawyer faces a prison term of up to 150 years if convicted on 10 counts of royal defamation under Thailand's harsh royal insult law, the legal watchdog Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said on Thursday.<p>Prawet Prapanukul, 57, provided legal assistance to members of a …

Exiled cleric points to Iran's widening influence in Bahrain | Reuters

MANAMA/DUBAI (Reuters) - At a wake in Iran’s holy city of Qom in February, a small group of Bahraini emigres and clerics mourned a young militant killed in a gun battle with Bahrain’s security forces.<p>A still image taken from a video provided by Bahraini security officials shows Bahraini forces …

South Asia