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International

Pakistan holds 6 in Sikh assassination

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 25, (RTRS): Police in northwestern Pakistan on Monday arrested six people accused of gunning down a Sikh political figure, attributing the killing to rivalry rather than a Taleban attack, as the militants had claimed. Gunmen shot and killed Soran Singh, a prominent leader of Pakistan’s tiny Sikh …

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Afghan leader urges Pakistan to wipe out Taleban

KABUL, April 25, (Agencies): President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan faced a terrorist enemy led by Taleban “slaves” in Pakistan in a sombre speech to parliament on Monday that nonetheless left the door open to resuming peace talks with parts of the Taleban. Addressing a joint session of the two houses …

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Yemeni parties in another bid to break deadlock

KUWAIT CITY, April 24, (Agencies): Yemeni parties, holding UN-brokered peace consultations in Kuwait, resumed meetings on Sunday in yet another bid to break the deadlock over thorny issues. Representatives from the Yemeni government, the General People’s Congress and Ansarullah group were scheduled to meet at 4:00 pm but delayed for …

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Saudi King sacks utilities minister – Dismissal tied to public anger over price hikes

RIYADH, April 24, (Agencies): The king of Saudi Arabia has sacked the country’s water and electricity minister, Abdullah al-Hussayen, amid public anger over price hikes, state media reported. King Salman issued a decree on Saturday ordering his dismissal and replacement in the interim by Agriculture Minister Abdel Rahman al-Fadli, said …

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Twelve-year-old girl released from prison

TULKARM, April 24, (AFP): Israel freed 12-year-old Palestinian Dima al-Wawi from prison on Sunday, more than two months after jailing her for an attempted stabbing attack. Wawi was handed over to Palestinian authorities at Tulkarem crossing point into the northern West Bank, an AFP photographer said. She was to travel …

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WH poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON, April 24, (AP): The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain …

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Foreign banks can deal with Iran: US

NEW YORK, April 23, (AP): The Obama administration is trying to address Iranian complaints that US financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year’s landmark nuclear deal. Meeting with Iran’s foreign minister on Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would not …

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Professor hacked to death – ‘Suspected Islamist attack’

DHAKA, April 23, (Agencies): Unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings by Islamist militants of secular and atheist activists. Police said English professor Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was hacked from behind with machetes …

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Turkey arrests IS suspects ahead of Merkel visit

ANKARA, April 23, (Agencies): Six foreigners suspected of links to the Islamic State group and accused of planning an attack against “state dignitaries” have been arrested in Turkey ahead of a visit by top EU officials, local authorities said Saturday. The arrests took place overnight in Konya, in the centre …

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Britons jailed for life for plot to shoot police

 LONDON, April 23, (RTRS): Two Britons inspired by Islamic State who plotted to kill police officers and soldiers in drive-by shootings in London were given life prison terms on Friday and told they would spend at least 20 years in jail. Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed, both aged 22, planned …

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