Tuesday , January 23 2018

International

IS weakened, but launches attacks

BAGHDAD, March 20, (Agencies): After months of losing ground in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is showing signs of wear and tear, and its opponents say they have seen an increase in desertions among the extremists. But the jihadis appear to be lashing back with more terrorist and …

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Kenya army kills 34 Shebab militants in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU, March 20 (Reuters) – Kenyan troops killed 34 al Shebab militants in two separate incidents on Saturday and Sunday in Somalia and two of its own soldiers were killed in an ambush, a military spokesman said. On Saturday, the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) killed 21 of the insurgents in …

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Heist exposes Philippine dirty money secrets – FBI to assist Bangladesh with probe

DHAKA, March 20, (Agencies): The FBI has agreed to help Bangladesh investigate an audacious $81 million theft from the nation’s foreign reserves, authorities said Sunday, days after the finance minister accused central bank officials of complicity in the heist. A FBI official in Dhaka met with representatives from Bangladesh’s Criminal …

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HH THE AMIR CONDOLES UAE, PUTIN – Heavy winds as Dubai plane crashes in Russia, killing 62

MOSCOW, March 19, (Agencies): A Dubai airliner with 62 people on board nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball early Saturday while trying to land in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all aboard, officials said. Several planes had trouble landing at the airport at the …

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Suicide blast in Istanbul kills 5, one Kuwaiti among 36 ‘injured’ – Amir offers condolence to Turkish president

KUWAIT CITY, March 19, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday sent a cable of condolence to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the victims of today’s suicide bombing that left scores of people dead or injured. In his cable, His Highness the Amir sharply …

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‘IS expanding global reach through social media’ – Virginia man pleads guilty to trying to join DAESH

FRESNO, California, March 19, (Agencies): Law enforcement officials believe the San Bernardino massacre and a stabbing attack on a California college campus were done by lone wolves inspired by the Islamic State group, and counterterrorism experts say both show how the organization is expanding its reach through social media. Recruitment …

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89 Boko Haram suspects to die

AOUNDÉ, March 19, (AFP): Cameroon has condemned 89 suspected Boko Haram operatives to death for “terrorism” since the start of 2015, a judicial source said Friday. The sentences come after Cameroon adopted controversial anti-terror law in December 2014 allowing capital punishment for those found guilty of carrying out terror attacks …

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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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