In the United States, a court in California has convicted an Iraqi immigrant of beating his wife to death.
Kassim Alhimidi was charged with murdering his 32-year-old wife, Shaima Alawadi, in El Cajon, home to one of the largest enclaves of Iraqi immigrants in the United States.
Prosecutors argued that the 49-year-old defendant lied to police about his troubled marriage and apologized to his wife as she lay dying in a hospital.
Defense lawyers said Alhimidi loved his wife.
Investigators initially considered the March 2012 killing a hate crime after a note was found near the body that read: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."
Alhimidi could face life in prison when sentenced.
Based on reporting by AP