Monday , December 11 2017

International

Qatar recalls ambassador to Iran

DOHA, Jan 6, (Agencies): Qatar recalled its ambassador to Iran on Wednesday, state news agency QNA said, after allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut their ties with Tehran following attacks on Saudi missions by Iranian protesters, angered by the execution of a Shi’ite cleric. “The ministry summoned this morning Qatar’s …

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Bahrain dismantles terror cell – Suspects said linked to Iran

DUBAI, Jan 6, (AFP): Bahrain said Wednesday it had dismantled an Iranlinked “terror” cell that was planning attacks in the kingdom, amid a growing diplomatic crisis between Gulf Arab states and Tehran. The cell was allegedly linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah militia and planning to carry …

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Merkel under fire on migrants after NYE sex assaults – Punish Cologne offenders: Interior Minister

BERLIN, Jan 6, (Agencies): Germany’s top security official is stressing that anyone involved in New Year’s Eve assaults and robberies in Cologne on must be punished regardless of where they come from, and says that if refugees were involved it must be addressed openly. Events in Cologne, involving a crowd …

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Bosnian Woman gets 3 yrs for money in support of IS

ST LOUIS, Jan 6, (AP): A Bosnian immigrant formerly from Illinois was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for giving money in support of the Islamic State and al- Qaeda, despite her attorney’s plea that she is by no means a terrorist. Jasminka Ramic pleaded guilty in September to …

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Obama moved to tears on gun violence – Measures unveiled to tighten control of firearms

WASHINGTON, Jan, (Agencies): President Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the US, using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass. Obama accused the gun lobby of taking Congress hostage, but said “they cannot …

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Briton suspected of being masked man in video – Boy in IS video identified by grandfather

LONDON, Jan 5, (AFP): Investigations into the identity of an English-speaking man who featured in an Islamic State (IS) group video are focusing on a Briton, Siddhartha Dhar, the BBC reported Tuesday. Dhar was born a Hindu and ran a business renting out bouncy castles in northeast London before converting …

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The Muslim who saved Jews in Paris – ‘Accidental hero’

PARIS, Jan 5, (AFP): Lassana Bathily was an undocumented migrant from Mali until he became an unlikely hero by saving shoppers’ lives during the jihadist attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris a year ago. The 25-year-old became the one positive story to emerge from the three days of violence …

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Pakistan urged to act after attack

NEW DELHI, Jan 5, (Agencies): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged his Pakistani counterpart Tuesday to take “firm and immediate action” against those behind an attack on an Indian air force base that left seven soldiers dead. Modi “strongly emphasised the need for Pakistan to take firm and immediate action …

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Saudi cuts diplomatic ties with Tehran amid spiralling tension – BAHRAIN, SUDAN FOLLOW SUIT; UAE DOWNGRADES

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4, (Agencies): The hostile comments by Iranian officials towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the mob attacks on Saudi diplomatic facilities in Iran in the wake of the execution of 47 terror convicts in the Kingdom, prompted the Kingdom to sever its diplomatic relations with Iran …

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IS kills 11 troops in western Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan 4, (Agencies): Islamic State militants attacked Iraqi troops and allied tribal fighters outside the western town of Haditha on Monday, killing at least 11 and wounding dozens, officials said. Haditha councilman Khalid Suleiman said 30 troops were wounded in the attacks, which included a suicide car bombing and …

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