Saturday , November 18 2017

International

Drug war, Islamists risks – ‘Martial law very remote’

MANILA, Philippines, Sept 16, (Agencies): The Philippine defense secretary said Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte has considered the possibility of placing the entire country under martial rule over fears of planned leftwing protests getting out of control, but added that the prospect of such a step is “very remote.” Defense …

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IS-claimed attacks kill 74 in Iraq – Turkey warns on Kurdish referendum

NASIRIYAH, Iraq, Sept 14, (AFP): Gunmen and suicide car bombers on Thursday killed at least 74 people including Iranians near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, in an attack claimed by Islamic State group. The attackers struck at midday, opening fire on a restaurant before getting into a car and …

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Dutch strip 4 of citizenship – UK terror arrests soar

THE HAGUE, Sept 14, (Agencies): The Netherlands has stripped four jihadist fighters of their Dutch nationality under tough new anti-terror legislation, a top minister announced Wednesday. “These four persons have joined a terror organisation in a conflict area,” Safety and Justice Minister Stef Blok said in a statement. “They have …

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Islamic school blaze kills 23 in Malaysia

A blaze at an Islamic boarding school in the Malaysian capital killed at least 23 people on Thursday, most of them teenage boys who cried for help from barred windows, officials and witnesses said. The fire broke out at around 5.40 am in a top-floor dormitory in the three-storey building, …

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‘China endorses crackdown’ – No links with terror: Rohingya militants

YANGON, Sept 14, (Agencies): China endorses Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, Myanmar state media said on Thursday, as the UN secretary-general described the operation, forcing nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, as “ethnic cleansing”. The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine was triggered by a …

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Gulf row hurts all: Rater

DUBAI, Sept 13, (AFP): A boycott of Qatar by a Saudi- led bloc of Arab states is hurting the economies of all the countries involved, with Bahrain and Qatar the most affected, Moody’s Investor Service said Wednesday. The row has translated into a credit negative for the entire six-nation Gulf …

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Qaeda warn of punishment – Suu Kyi skips UN meet

YANGON, Sept 13, (Agencies): Al-Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would face “punishment” for its “crimes”. The exodus of Muslim refugees from Buddhist-majority Myanmar was sparked by …

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Take in refugees: EU – Romania rescues 157 from Black Sea

BRUSSELS, Sept 13, (Agencies): Eastern European Union states must drop their resistance and accept their share of refugees who arrived in the bloc, officials and diplomats said on Tuesday after a court ruled they must abide by the quota. The EU’s highest court ruled last week that member states must …

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SC allows ban on most refugees – US won’t issue some visas in 4 nations

WASHINGTON, Sept 13, (Agencies): The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the …

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Which countries do ‘offer’ a passport without migrating?

The vast majority of people believe that the process of obtaining a second citizenship or another nationality is long and tedious. Most look to countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, along with other European countries, only to be faced with their stringent requirements. These requirements are …

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