Ridan Wise

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Obama administration denies secret loopholes in Iran nuclear agreement

The Obama administration has insisted that the terms of a nuclear agreement signed last year with Iran were being upheld after a Washington think tank alleged that Tehran had been granted secret exemptions.<p>A report by the Institute for Science and International Security alleged that a joint …

South Asia

US doubts Russia's claim it killed ISIS spokesman

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia said one of its airstrikes in Syria killed ISIS spokesman Mohammad al-Adnani -- a claim that a US official called preposterous.<p>On Wednesday, Russia's Ministry of Defense announced it killed the terror leader on the ministry's official Facebook page. It said Adnani was one of up to 40 …

Chinese dissidents urge Obama to press Xi Jinping on human rights at G20

Chinese dissidents have urged Barack Obama to confront Xi Jinping over what they called China’s worst human rights crisis since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown when he travels to the G20 economic summit in Hangzhou this week.<p>During a meeting at the White House on Tuesday afternoon, prominent Chinese …

China

Pakistan Supreme Court dismisses civilian appeals against military convictions | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld verdicts and death sentences in the cases of 16 civilians convicted of terrorism-related offences by military courts, the first time the highest court has ruled on the legality of cases tried by the military.<p>Policemen stand guard …

International experts in Egypt to inspect Metrojet wreckage | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Experts from Russia and Germany are in Egypt to inspect the wreckage of a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Sinai last year killing all 224 people on board, the Egyptian-led investigating committee said on Monday.<p>An Egyptian man puts flowers near debris at the crash site of …