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Foreign firms accused of exploiting Qatar’s ‘World Cup 2022’ workers

BRUSSELS, Dec 18, (AFP): Foreign companies working on construction projects for football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar are exploiting underpaid workers used as “modernday slaves”, the International Trade Union Confederation alleged Friday. The ITUC said in a report that it estimates “$15 billion profit will be made by companies working …

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‘War on terror’ fails in extremism fight – ‘We keep on getting cancer’

ISLAMABAD, Dec 18, (AFP): Worshippers at the infamous Red Mosque in the Pakistani capital Islamabad still gather in their hundreds for Friday prayers, but the fiery sermons calling for Sharia law led by hardline cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz are now a thing of the past. The preacher, who once led …

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Mosque in Germany shut for backing IS

BERLIN, Dec 18, (Agencies): German authorities Thursday raided, shuttered and banned a Muslim association and mosque they accused of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria and Iraq. Police in the southwestern city of Stuttgart searched the site and delivered a notice that the centre had been disbanded and …

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Confusion clouds Riyadh’s anti-Islamic State coalition – Indonesian, Pakistani officials unaware of military alliance

RIYADH, Dec 17, (RTRS): Some key members of the 34-nation anti-Islamic State coalition announced by Saudi Arabia have a fundamental question: just what is it? Indonesia did not know it was going to be a military alliance, which it does not want to join. A senior Pakistani lawmaker only learned …

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Nine escape kidnappers in Iraq, cross into Kuwait

DOHA, Dec 17, (RTRS): At least nine people who were part of a hunting group kidnapped in southern Iraq managed to escape and have now crossed into Kuwait, police and media said on Thursday. A large group of unidentified armed men abducted at least 26 Qataris from their desert hunting …

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IS attack kills 3 Iraqi fighters – Turkey must pull unauthorized forces: US

IRBIL, Iraq, Dec 17, (Agencies): Islamic State militants on Wednesday attacked a training camp in Iraq for fighters battling the extremist group, killing three Iraqi Sunni fighters and wounding 10 people, including four of their Turkish trainers, officials said. The former governor of the northern Ninevah province, Atheel al-Nujaifi, told …

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Al Habtoor delivers keynote speech on rising Islamophobia in the West

DUBAI, UAE, Dec 17: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group gave a candid keynote address at the Al Arabiya Global Discussions Forum at The St Regis Dubai in Al Habtoor City on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2015 where he raised concerns about rising Islamophobia in the West. …

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Gunmen kidnap up to 26 Qatari hunters

BAGHDAD, Dec 16, (AFP): Gunmen kidnapped at least 26 Qatari hunters in southern Iraq, officials said on Wednesday, the second high-profile abduction of foreigners in the country in three months. Turkey, which like Qatar is at odds with various Iraqi groups over regional issues, had 18 of its citizens abducted …

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Libya deal delayed again over logistics – IS threat to artifacts

TRIPOLI, Dec 16, (Agencies): The signing of a long-delayed peace deal between Libya’s warring factions has been pushed back again to Thursday because of logistical problems, a UN spokesman said on Wednesday. Representatives from Libya’s two rival factions were due to agree the UN-backed accord on Wednesday after months of …

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Malala slams Trump ideology of hatred

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, Dec 16, (Agencies): Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai condemned Donald Trump’s views on Muslims on Tuesday, at a sombre ceremony to remember the 134 children killed in a Taleban attack on a Pakistani school a year ago. “Well, that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which …

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