Taiwan Court Revokes Conviction of Ex-leader

On Thursday, a top Taiwan court has ordered a new trial of former president Ma Ying-jeou. The former president who was sentenced by the high court for violating the communication security and surveillance Act in 2018.

Thailand To Legalize Marijuana

Thailand's Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) on Wednesday, 12th December 2018, says the country is expected to legalize cannabis for medical use by May 2019.

Iran says it has begun work on increasing its uranium enrichment capacity, in case its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers collapses.

The head of Iran's atomic agency told reporters it was developing infrastructure to build advanced centrifuges at the Natanz facility.

The agency says it is officially notifying the United Nations' nuclear agency about the move in a letter.

Austria will expel several foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques in a crackdown on “political Islam”, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Friday. Kurz said the moves came after an investigation by the religious affairs authority into images which emerged earlier this year of children in Turkish-backed mosques playing dead and reenacting the World War I battle of Gallipoli.

An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced a French woman to life in jail for membership of the Islamic State jihadist group, an AFP reporter at the courthouse said. Melina Boughedir, a mother of four, was sentenced last February to seven months in prison for "illegal" entry into the country and was set to be deported back to France, but another court ordered her re-trial under Iraq's anti-terrorist law.

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