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SUSPECT WOUNDED IN BRUSSELS MOLENBEEK RAID – Paris attack fugitive Abdeslam caught

BRUSSELS, March 18, (Agencies): Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed three suspects had been detained on Friday following a police raid the Molenbeek district of Brussels, including the most wanted fugitive Salah Abdeslam following the Paris attacks in November. He was speaking in a joint news conference with French President …

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Protesters mark 1 year since killing of Afghan woman

KABUL, March 18, (AFP): Wearing masks bearing an impression of her bloodied face, dozens of Afghans protested in Kabul Thursday to demand justice for a woman savagely killed a year ago after being falsely accused of blasphemy. The mob killing of the 27-year-old woman known as Farkhunda in broad daylight …

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IS-linked man gets over 22 yrs jail

WASHINGTON, March 18, (Agencies): A New York state resident was sentenced on Thursday to 22-1/2 years in prison for trying to recruit fi ghters to join Islamic State in Syria — the longest prison term handed out yet to an American convicted of supporting the militant group. Mufi d Elfgeeh, …

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Musharraf leaves for Dubai after ban lifted

KARACHI, March 18, (AFP): Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who faces charges of treason and murder, left the country early Friday for what his lawyers said was urgent spinal care after a three-year travel ban was lifted. Musharraf boarded an Emirates flight bound for Dubai that departed from Karachi …

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KUWAIT SUPPLIES BASES, INTELLIGENCE, MONEY TO COMBAT I.S. – We’re not free-riders, US told

KUWAIT CITY, March 17, (RTRS): Kuwait is not a “free-rider” in US-led campaigns against terrorism and other threats, a senior Kuwaiti security official said on Thursday, rejecting comments by President Barack Obama critical of some US allies. Sheikh Thamer Al-Sabah, President of Kuwait’s National Security Bureau, was referring to Obama’s …

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30 Shebab rebels killed in two Somalia ‘clashes’: KDF – Cameroon soldiers kill 20 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria

NAIROBI, March 17, (Agencies): Thirty insurgents in Somalia’s al-Qaeda-aligned Shebab jihadist group were killed Wednesday in heavy clashes in the south and northeast of the country, Kenya’s armed forces and local authorities said separately. In the first incident, the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) said it had thwarted an assault on …

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IS says it executed six for spying in Fallujah

BAGHDAD, March 17, (Agencies): The Islamic State jihadist group on Thursday released pictures of six men being executed on charges of “spying” for the Iraqi government in the city of Fallujah. In a statement posted on social media, the IS jihadists use three different methods to execute their victims, all …

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Saudi executes two murderers

RIYADH, March 17, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed two convicted murderers, including a Yemeni, bringing to 75 the number of death sentences carried out by the kingdom this year. Marwan Abdo Mohammed was found guilty of beating a fellow Yemeni to death with a metal rod, the interior ministry …

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Mumbai ‘dance’ bars to reopen after 10 yrs

MUMBAI, March 16, (RTRS): After a 10-year hiatus, dance bars are set to reopen in Mumbai and Maharashtra state with activists warning women and girls could be trafficked and abused in these venues but bar owners arguing this is legimitate, needed work. Western Maharashtra state in 2005 suspended the licences …

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Dutch vote to ban arms exports to Saudi Arabia

AMSTERDAM, March 16, (RTRS): The Dutch parliament passed a bill on Tuesday calling for the government of the Netherlands to halt weapon exports to Saudi Arabia, citing ongoing violations of humanitarian law in Yemen. The Dutch vote effectively seeks to implement a decision in February by the European Parliament, which …

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