SAUDI ARABIA: ‘ COURT SENTENCES 13 PEOPLE TO PRISON OVER PLOTTING AN AL-QAEDA ATTACK AGAINST US FORCES ‘

#AceWorldNews – SAUDI ARABIA – October 22 – A Saudi court has sentenced 13 people to between 18 months and 30 years in prison for plotting an Al-Qaeda attack against US forces, AFP said.

The defendants were convicted of “forming a terrorist cell” to target US forces in Qatar with hand grenades, rockets and other weapons, and they also planned to attack US forces in Kuwait, SPA news agency reported.

One of the group, a Qatari, was sentenced by a specialized terrorism court to 30 years in prison, while an Afghan received five years.

Eleven Saudis were jailed for between 18 months and 25 years.

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` Qatari Court Condemned `US ' Couple from ` Los Angeles ' to Three years in Prison for Causing Death of their Daughter '

#AceWorldNews – QATAR – March 27 – Qatari court on Thursday condemned a US couple from Los Angeles to three years in prison for causing the death of their adopted eight-year-old daughter, AFP said.

Matthew and Grace Huang were arrested in January 2013 after their daughter Gloria, from Ghana, died.

They were accused of causing her death in order to sell her organs.

The judge did not specify the exact charges for which the Huangs were sentenced.

They have two weeks to appeal.

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` Lebanese and Syrian Nuns kidnapped by `Nursa Front ' maybe released on Sunday – Reports '

#AceWorldNews says at least 10 Lebanese and Syrian nuns, who were kidnapped last year from the historic Christian town of Maaloula, may be released on Sunday, according to Arab media sources. – RT.

A pro-regime Syrian news agency said a deal has been reached to release the nuns who were captured by the al-Nusra Front, one of the Islamist radical groups fighting President Assad’s forces.

Meanwhile the head of Qatari intelligence, Saadeh el-Kbeisi, has arrived in Lebanon.

Along with Lebanon’s General Security Chief, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, Qatar has become a crucial player in the negotiations to release the nuns.

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` Gas Explosion in `Turkish Restaurant’ in the `Qatari’ capital of `Doha’ kills twelve people – Reports’

#AceWorldNews says an apparent gas explosion Thursday at a restaurant near a filling station in the Qatari capital killed 12 people and wounded several more, AP reported.

Initial reports suggested a burst natural gas tank atop a Turkish restaurant was to blame for the blast. It happened shortly after 10am near the popular Landmark Mall shopping centre in Doha.

The blast caused the partial collapse of the Istanbul Restaurant. Officials said the explosion was an accident.

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