Monday , October 23 2017

International

Kabul to accept Afghans deported from Germany – ‘Influx of Afghans unacceptable’

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov 2, (AP): Afghanistan will take back all its citizens being deported from Germany as the European country struggles to accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants who have arrived there this year, a Kabul official said. Afghans currently make up the second largest nationality, after …

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian attacker: police – Wave of violence shows no signs of abating

JERUSALEM, Nov 2, (Agencies): Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man who tried to stab a soldier in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the police and army said, as a month-long wave of violence showed no signs of abating. Troops approached two Palestinians at a petrol station near …

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Flight broke apart ‘in air’ – Black box found

WADI Al-ZOLOMAT, Egypt, Nov 1, (AFP): A Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt broke up “in the air” strewing fragments across a wide area, an expert said Sunday as investigators probed the disaster that killed 224 people. President Abdel Fattah el- Sisi urged patience to determine the cause of Saturday’s …

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Islamic State advances in central Syria, seizing towns – Iran calls for Syrian elections to solve crisis

BEIRUT, Nov 1, (Agencies): The Islamic State militant group is advancing in central Syria, seizing control of a town that lies near a highway leading to the capital, Damascus, and attacking another, activists and the group said Sunday. The capture of Mahin, in the central Homs province, and the push …

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Islamist al Shebab attacks Somali hotel – At least 13 killed

MOGADISHU, Nov 1, (RTRS): Security forces in the Somali capital fought for several hours on Sunday before clearing a hotel of Islamist al Shebab gunmen who had stormed the building after two bombs ripped into it, police and witnesses said. At least 13 people were killed. Al Shebab, which has …

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13 including 6 children drown off Greece – Protesters target border fence after refugee deaths

ATHENS, Nov 1, (Agencies): At least 13 migrants, six of them children, drowned as two boats making the hazardous crossing from Turkey capsized in the Aegean Sea off Greece on Sunday, the coastguard said. The first tragedy occurred off the island of Samos when a boat overturned just 20 metres …

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Local radicals probed in attacks – Students rally against latest killing

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov 1, (Agencies): Police in Bangladesh said Sunday that they were investigating the possibility a local radical Islamic group was behind two attacks on publishing houses in the capital this weekend that left a publisher of secular books dead and another critically wounded. The banned group Ansarullah Bangla …

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Russian plane crash kills 224 – I.S. CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY, MOSCOW SAYS UNTRUE

ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO, Oct 31, (Agencies): ARussian airliner carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah sent a cable of condolences, on Saturday, …

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IS beheads four Iraq Kurdish fighters

BAGHDAD, Oct 31, (AFP): The Islamic State group beheaded four Iraqi Kurdish fighters following a joint raid with American special forces against the jihadists, according to a video posted online. The US-Kurdish operation last week, which freed some 70 people from an IS prison, deepened American involvement in the war …

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Iraqi-born cleric jailed for hailing Paris attack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct 31, (AP): A Norwegian court has sentenced an Iraqi-born cleric to 18 months in jail for praising the slaying of cartoonists at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had lampooned Islam and other religions. The Oslo city court also found Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, known as Mullah …

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