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International

Man found guilty for backing Tamil Tigers

HAMBURG, Feb 3, (AFP): A Sri Lankan-born man received an 18-month suspended sentence in Germany Tuesday for membership of the rebel group the Tamil Tigers which Germany considers a terrorist organisation. 2The LTTE committed a string of attacks against civilian targets and national infrastructure during Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war …

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As Europe grapples with migrants, benefi ts limited

BERLIN, Feb 3, (AP): Germany is mulling taking away benefits from asylumseekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate; Denmark has just approved a measure to let police seize valuables from migrants to help cover their housing and food costs; and an Austrian province this week …

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Muslim ‘autonomy’ stalls raising fears

MANILA, Philippines, Feb 3, (AP): The Philippine Congress has run out of time to pass under the current president’s term a Muslim autonomy bill that aims to peacefully settle a decades-long Muslim rebellion in the south, sparking concerns the setback may ignite new fighting, officials said. Senators and members of …

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Greece arrests man with Iraqi passport stolen by IS – Plan to fight terror financing unveiled

BRUSSELS, Feb 2, (Agencies): The European Union unveiled new measures to curb the financing of extremist groups Tuesday amid calls for more action following last year’s attacks in Paris. The proposals aim to track extremists as they move money or assets and limit their ability to raise funds by targeting …

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Ten years after tweet for terror

RIYADH, Feb 2, (AFP): A Saudi who used Twitter to call for the release of prisoners convicted of “terrorism” and security offences has been jailed for 10 years, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. The Okaz daily said the accused, who was not named, opened several Twitter accounts. A special court …

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Cruz trumps Trump … Clinton claims victory

DES MOINES, United States, Feb 2, (Agencies): The US presidential race looked suddenly wide open Tuesday after frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton suffered chastening evenings in Iowa, the first step on the long road to the White House. It was a particularly humbling experience for Trump, who cut a …

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Al Habtoor updated on progress of Expo 2020

DUBAI, UAE, Feb 2: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor received Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy at his office on Al Wasl Road on Monday Feb 1. HE Al Hashimy updated the Al Habtoor Group Chairman on the progress of the EXPO 2020 and to hear his thoughts on how to make …

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Amir to UK

LONDON, Feb 1, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived in London Heathrow Airport Monday to head Kuwaiti delegation to the 4th international donors conference on Syria and the region. His Highness the Amir was received at the aiport by representative of Queen Elizabeth II, the …

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Britain grants first licence for modification of embryos

LONDON, Feb 1, (AFP): Britain on Monday granted its first licence to genetically modify human embryos for research into infertility and why miscarriages happen, in a move likely to raise ethical concerns. “Our licence committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew …

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Palestinian shot dead after attempting to stab Israelis

JERUSALEM, Feb 1, (Agencies): Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said, the latest in a months-long wave of Palestinian attacks that shows little sign of abating. The Palestinian had infiltrated a security fence near the Israeli …

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