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Sunday , November 18 2018


US ‘warns’ Delhi over missile purchase from Russia

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON, Oct 3, (Agencies): The United States has warned India against a planned purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missiles from Russia when President Vladimir Putin’s visits New Delhi this week, saying such an acquisition would attract sanctions under US law. India’s military wants the missile batteries, both as a deterrent …

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Hunt for survivors steps up as toll passes 1,200

Evacuate, find and save victims: Widodo PALU, Indonesia, Oct 2, (RTRS): Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for reinforcements in a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, as the official death toll rose above 1,200 on Tuesday and looting fuelled fears of lawlessness. Officials …

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Spain smashes jihadist ring

Police in Spain have dismantled a group that allegedly indoctrinated and recruited jihadists at 17 prisons across the country, the interior ministry said Tuesday. Police have questioned 25 prisoners in different jails who are “accused of being part of a group close to Daesh which was dedicated to radicalising other …

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Tough IS fight ahead

PARIS, Oct 2, (Agencies): The US-led military alliance battling the Islamic State group faces “a tough fight” to oust the jihadists from their last holdouts in Syria, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday. While the extremists have lost almost all of the self-declared “caliphate” they held across Iraq and …

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Iran fires missiles at parade militants

TEHRAN, Oct 1, (Agencies): Iran said it fired missiles on Monday at Islamic State militants in Syria it blames for an attack on its soil on Sept 22 and said the action shows the government’s readiness to punish the “wickedness” of its enemies. Tehran has accused US-backed Gulf Arab states …

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Germany uncovers terror group

German police detained six men on Monday suspected of forming a far-right militant organisation which assaulted foreigners in the eastern city of Chemnitz and planned attacks on politicians and civil servants, the GBA federal prosecutor’s office said. Some 100 policemen backed by special commando units detained the six suspects aged …

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Death toll 844, seen certain to rise

Quake survivors desperate to flee disaster zone PALU, Indonesia, Oct 1, (RTRS): Indonesian authorities scrambled on Monday to get help into quake-hit Sulawesi island as survivors streamed away from their ruined homes and accounts of devastation filtered out of remote areas, including the death of 34 children at a Christian …

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Russian Syria strikes kill 18,000 – DAESH cell found in Raqqa

BEIRUT, Sept 30, (Agencies): More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes on Syria since Moscow began its game-changing intervention exactly three years ago, a monitor said Sunday. Russia, for its part, said its “accurate” strikes had killed 85,000 “terrorists”. A steadfast …

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Pakistan ‘harboring’ terrorists, says India – Clash at UN

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 30, (AP): India’s foreign minister accused neighboring Pakistan of harboring terrorists in an angry speech Saturday before the UN General Assembly and rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, calling it “a complete lie”. Hours later, Pakistan shot back in its own speech, …

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Indonesian quake-tsunami death toll hits 832

Rescuers struggle as communications, power still down PALU, Indonesia, Sept 30, (RTRS): The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help. Dozens of …

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