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Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard outside a special war crimes tribunal ahead of a verdict for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, in Bangladesh. Pic: AP.

Bangladesh Islamist party chief sentenced to death

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 6:56PM UTC Comments Off Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard outside a special war crimes tribunal ahead of a verdict for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, in Bangladesh. Pic: AP.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the country's largest Islamist party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971....

Reaction: Anwar acquittal a double-edged sword for Malaysian politics

By Mon, Jan 09, 2012 3:19PM UTC Comments Off Reaction: Anwar acquittal a double-edged sword for Malaysian politics

In an unexpected twist of events, Anwar Ibrahim, a leading opposition leader in Malaysia, was today acquitted from the sodomy charges pressed against him three years ago. High Court Judge Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah ruled that the court was reluctant to convict Anwar of sodomizing his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan because of a...

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