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Iran denies retaliation against US

Iran slammed rumors of its country plans of retaliation once the United States attacks its ally Syria.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said that the allegations only surfaced to justify the military strike.

An intelligence report said that a senior U.S. official received that Iran has plans of attacking U.S. embassies in Baghdad and Iraq once the U.S. military strikes Syria.

Instead, Zarif appealed for a peaceful solution on the three-year civil war. (Luisito Antonio Santos)

 

Chinese journalist now free

Chinese journalist Shi Tao is finally free for being jailed for eight years after he revealed the government’s restriction of the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

It was known that Shi’s release was early as expected because he was sentenced for 10 years.

Shi was a member of the independent Chinese Pen Center that aims to promote freedom of speech in China. (Luisito Antonio Santos)

 

Egyptian Minister survives assassination

Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim survived death after an assassination plot against him failed.

According to the report, Ibrahim’s convoy is on its way to Cairo when explosions followed.

Though there are no casualties, two victims were injured.

Ibrahim said that groups are after him and want him dead. (Luisito Antonio Santos)

   

France dips finger on Syria issue

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault wants to act upon the current situation in Syria before Syrian President Bashar Assad launches another attack.

Assad is said to be behind the chemical attack that killed thousands of people.

Russia, likewise, is ready to launch a military attack against Syria once Assad is proven guilty of the chemical attack. (Luisito Antonio Santos)

 

Supporters of Morsi face life sentence in prison

Eleven supporters of former Egypt President Mohammed Morsi are facing lifetime imprisonment after a tight crackdown operations of the interim government and military against Morsi’s supporters.

Those sentenced to life imprisonment were civilians sabotaging armored vehicles, burning churches and attacking soldiers.

The Court also ordered the shutdown of four television stations, including a station owned by the Muslim Brotherhood, a former ally of the former President. (Luisito Antonio Santos)

   

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