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The lawyer for Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat convicted of plotting to bomb an opposition rally outside Paris, 'failed' to lodge an appeal, according to Belgium's federal prosecutor's office.

Iran summoned the Belgium's ambassador on Tuesday, after Tehran diplomat Assadollah Assadi was handed a 20 year prison sentence in an Antwerp court.

Iranian diplomat convicted of planning attack on opposition

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Iranian diplomat convicted of planning attack on opposition

Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi was found guilty of plotting to attack an opposition group in France.

Belgian court postpones verdict in Iran diplomat case

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Belgian court postpones verdict in Iran diplomat case

Diplomat Assadollah Assadi is accused of involvement in an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

Belgian court to give verdict in Iran diplomat case

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Belgian court to give verdict in Iran diplomat case

The case has caused tensions between Iran and several European countries and shone an uncomfortable light on Tehran's international activities.

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Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat accused of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally went on trial in Belgium.

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Iranians face European trial over alleged bomb plot

The high profile case is the first time a European court has put an Iranian official on trial.

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Iran diplomat refuses to appear at bomb plot trial

Assadollah Assadi, 48, refused to appear in the dock, claiming diplomatic immunity, but his accreditation was in Austria and he was arrested in ...

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Belgium to try Iranian diplomat in bomb case

Prosecutors allege the diplomat and three others planned to bomb a meeting for an exiled Iranian opposition movement.

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Italian union workers refuse to resupply Saudi weapons ship

Italian union dock workers have refused to load electricity generators onto a ship carrying weapons, citing concerns about the deadly war in ...

Campaigners condemn docking of Saudi arms ship in UK

The New Arab

Campaigners condemn docking of Saudi arms ship in UK

An arms ship which is docking in several parts of Europe including the UK is being condemned by 17 human rights groups.

Teenagers 'murdered Palestinian boy' in Belgian asylum centre

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Teenagers 'murdered Palestinian boy' in Belgian asylum centre

Four young Palestinian men were charged with the murder of a nine-year-old Palestinian boy at an asylum-seekers' centre near Belgium's northern ...

Iranian diplomat held in Belgium over 'bomb plot'

The New Arab

Iranian diplomat held in Belgium over 'bomb plot'

Prosecutors said that the suspect, previously identified as Assadollah Assadi, had been extradited to Belgium from Germany.

Germany charges Iranian diplomat over opposition rally bomb plot

The New Arab & agencies

Germany charges Iranian diplomat over opposition rally bomb plot

Assadollah Assadi is suspected of supplying a Belgian couple with TATP explosive to attack an Iranian opposition group rally.

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Aid agencies warn against assault on Yemen port city

Aid agencies have said a planned UAE-backed offensive on the port city of Hodeidah could lead to disaster in Yemen.

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Belgian firms face prosecution over chemical exports to Syria

Isopropanol is subject to strict export controls when it is concentrated to 95 percent or more because it can be used to make chemical weapons, ...

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Brussels, at the heart of the EU's Islamophobic policymaking

Comment: Belgium may be leading the way in Islamophobic policymaking, but we can also learn much from their resistance and activism, writes ...

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Terror suspect linked to Paris attacks surrenders to police

A suspect sought by France in the wake of a deadly shooting attack in Paris has turned himself in to Belgian police.

The electronics ban will do nothing to protect Britain

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The electronics ban will do nothing to protect Britain

Comment: Not only is this an ineffective and illogical security measure, it is also a blow to civil liberties and the right to privacy in ...

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'Car ramming' foiled in Antwerp by Belgium police

Belgium police have foiled a car ramming incident in Antwerp, a day after a British man drove a car into crowds close to London's ...

How to successfully troll Islamophobes in 2016

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How to successfully troll Islamophobes in 2016

Islamophobes protesting against an annual Muslim event in Belgium were joined by an unexpected guest this week – a young Muslim hijabi who ...

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