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Iran detains president's brother, sentences American

Iran detains president's brother, sentences American

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Iran has imprisoned a Chinese-American man for 10 years after accusing him of "infiltrating" the country and detained President Hassan Rouhani's brother over allegations of financial misconduct, authorities said Sunday. News of the detentions comes less than two months after relative moderate Rouhani beat a hard-line opponent to win reelection by running in large part on his record of pursuing greater engagement with the West. They were announced by the judiciary, a pillar of hard-liners' influence. The Chinese-American dual national was identified as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old history researcher, according to Mizan Online, a website affiliated with the judiciary. He was not previously known to be among the handful of Americans detained in Iran. "It was verified and determined that he was ...
President's supporters attack Venezuelan MPs

President's supporters attack Venezuelan MPs

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The Venezuelan National Assembly has been stormed, and seven politicians hurt, after pro-government groups attacked members of congress.Five opposition members of parliament were taken to hospital following the attack by about 100 supporters of President Nicolas Maduro, who were armed with metal pipes, wooden sticks and clubs.Two employees of the assembly were also reported to have been injured in the assault, which left people with blood pouring from their heads and the walls stained with blood.The attack took place on Wednesday - Venezuela's independence day - marking 206 years of the country's independence from Spain.Government backers broke through the front gate, crossing the interior gardens before reaching the corridors of the congressional building.One man was reported to be carryi...