` Saudi Arabian court sentences 3 men to death and jails 2 others for 17 years for involvement in 2003 bombings’

#AceWorldNews says that a Saudi Arabian court has sentenced three men to death and jailed two others for up to 17 years for their part in militant attacks, state news agency SPA reported.

In the 2003 attack, suspected Al-Qaeda suicide bombers blew up their explosives-laden car in a Riyadh compound housing mostly Arab foreigners, killing 11 people and wounding 122, Reuters said.

Saudi Arabia faced a militant insurgency from 2003 to 2006, and the kingdom responded by arresting thousands of suspected militants and launching a media campaign to discredit their ideology.

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” Islamist Militants `Attack Security Forces’ in an `Ambush Near the Border with Algeria’ Killing Four People”

#AceWorldNews says that according to latest reports a group described as Islamist militants attacked security forces in an ambush near the border with Algeria, killing four people, Tunisia’s interior ministry said on Sunday, according to reports by Reuters and AP.

The ministry statement said the militants opened fire on a vehicle driving along a road in the north-west of the country, killing a prison official, a civilian and wounding two others.

The band then attacked security officials who arrived to investigate the incident, killing two members of the National Guard and wounding two others.

The Islamist militants were disguised as security officials and had stolen weapons and a vehicle, according to the state news agency TAP.

The report did not name any group as being responsible for the attack.

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Egypt: “Voters Back New Constitution”

#AceWorldNews says about 90 percent of Egyptians who voted in a referendum approved a new constitution, the state news agency and a government official said. Early results of a ballot could allow army chief General Abdel Fattah Sisi to declare his candidacy for president. The constitution will replace one signed into law by Mohamed Morsi, the former Islamist president who was overthrown by the military in July. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood had called for a boycott of the two-day vote and anti-government protests.

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