IRAQ – 7 french sentenced to death, congratulations to the president Nechirvan, boat capsized in Budapest

Written by on 2019-05-30

Iraq has sentenced a total of seven French nationals to death in four days only over alleged membership to ISIS.A court in Iraq on Sunday issued death penalties to three French men for ties with the extremist group, while another one received the same punishment on the following day. On Tuesday, the court sentenced two more French nationals both in their 30s, on similar charges also.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the President of Kurdistan Region. The message was published on PM’s official twitter account, saying that the UK is looking forward to strengthening relations with Kurdistan. Also United Nations envoys send congratulations to Nechirvan Barzani.“Congratulations to my good friend Nechirvan Barzani on being elected KRG President,” said Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.

At least seven people have died and 19 are missing after a boat capsized on the Danube river in Hungary’s capital Budapest. Thirty-three people, mostly tourists from South Korea, were on board the boat when it was hit by another vessel while moored. The Danube river, a popular draw for tourists, had swelled due to heavy rainfall, causing strong currents.



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