Tuesday , February 20 2018

International

Over 30 dead in Philippine storm

More than 89K flee slow-moving Kai-Tak MANILA, Philippines, Dec 17, (Agencies): A slow-moving storm has left more than 30 people dead and several others missing mostly due to landslides and floods and stranded thousands of holiday travelers in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Sofronio Dacillo Jr, a disaster- response …

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Homegrown jihadists main threat – Bangladeshis worry

WASHINGTON, Dec 17, (Agencies): Returning fighters from the vanquished Islamic State group pose a grave danger to Europe and the United States, but the primary extremist threat comes from people living and radicalized inside their country, US terror experts say. Even if they have no battleground experience, those who decide …

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DC signals Western Wall for Israel – Turkey seeks to annul Trump decision at UN

SPEAKER WARNS ON TEMPORARY MOVES OVER JERUSALEM WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (Agencies): Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the …

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New US rules on visa waiver

WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (AP): The Department of Homeland Security is demanding tougher security measures from countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. DHS announced Friday that participating countries are now being asked to fully comply with a program in which they use US counter terrorism information to screen travelers. …

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Saudis said to ‘detain’ Palestinian billionaire

AMMAN, Dec 16, (RTRS): Sabih al-Masri, Jordan’s most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri’s detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom’s …

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Press US to back down: Speaker; Al-Ghanim addresses Parliamentary Union

‘UNIFIED ARAB STANCE NEEDED ON JERUSALEM’ RABAT, Dec 14, (KUNA): Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Thursday that a unified Arab stance on the regional and international level was needed against the recent US move on Jerusalem. In his speech to the heads of Arab parliaments meeting …

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‘IS’ threatens attacks on US soil

Abbas seeks UN mediation CAIRO, Dec 14, (Agencies): Islamic State threatened attacks on US soil in retaliation for the Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, one of the group’s social media accounts reported on Thursday without giving any details. In a message on one of …

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German police arrest suspects

German police arrested a number of people suspected of visiting Islamic State-controlled areas in the Middle East and having links to a failed asylum seeker who killed 12 people by driving a truck into crowds last year, Bild newspaper said on Thursday. Mass-selling Bild said the arrests were made by …

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6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar: Doctors

2 Reuters reporters held BANGKOK, Dec 14, (Agencies): International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar’s security forces. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement …

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‘Recognise Palestine, Jerusalem as capital’ – ‘No US role in peace process’

AMIR CALLS FOR PROTECTING IDENTITY OF JERUSALEM ISTANBUL, Dec 13, (Agencies): Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process. Turkish President …

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