Myanmar police jailed over border raids
YANGON • Three senior Myanmar police officers have been jailed for failing to block deadly raids on border posts last October that threw northern Rakhine state into crisis, a police spokesman said yesterday.
The attacks left nine officers dead and unleashed a four-month military crackdown as soldiers swooped in to help police hunt for Rohingya militants blamed for the raids.
Fillon to face probe over claims of fake jobs
PARIS • Mr Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate in France's presidential election, will face a probe by investigating magistrates into claims he gave members of his family fake jobs, prosecutors said.
Mr Fillon, one of the front runners in the presidential race, will be investigated for alleged embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of corporate assets, prosecutors said in a statement.
Iran seeks to buy Kazakh uranium
TEHRAN • Iran's nuclear chief said yesterday that the country had requested to buy 950 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to help develop its civil reactor programme.
The request has been made to the body that oversees the nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers in 2015.