Monday , September 24 2018


Solve conflicts to curb refugee flow – Respect humanitarian law: Kuwait

NEW YORK, Sept 20, (Agencies): Kuwait on Monday called for addressing causes of regional conflicts to tackle rising number of refugees and immigrants, highlighting its huge financial aid to those in need worldwide. “We emphasize the need to act urgently to address the causes of those conflicts (in the region), …

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Saudia plane isolated in Manila after false distress call

A pilot of a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane mistakenly pressed a hijack warning button as it approached Manila’s airport on Tuesday, causing airport officials to mobilize commando forces and isolate the jet after it landed, Philippine officials said. Manila airport manager Eddie Monreal said Flight SV872 from Jeddah made the …

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Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire – Pressure builds on Delhi to retaliate

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 20, (Agencies): Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire across their disputed border in Kashmir on Tuesday, two days after a deadly raid on an army base that New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based militants. Eighteen soldiers died in Sunday’s attack, which was the worst of its kind to …

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New York bombing suspect held – Minnesota stabbings realize terror fears

NEW YORK, Sept 19, (Agencies): An “armed and dangerous” Afghan-born suspect wanted in the weekend bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey was wounded Monday in a shootout with police and taken into custody. The Saturday attacks and a separate stabbing carried out by a Somali-American with possible links …

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Saudis foil IS plot, arrest 17

RIYADH, Sept 19, (AFP): Saudi Arabia said on Monday it has arrested 17 people from three cells linked to the Islamic State group which planned to attack military and other facilities. The interior ministry said 16 men and one woman were in custody. They are mostly Saudis but include one …

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Pakistan blamed for attack on Kashmir army base – Delhi weighs response to deadly raid

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Sept 19, (RTRS): India stepped up patrols along its de facto border with Pakistan on Monday after gunmen killed 18 soldiers at a nearby army base, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration weighed its response to an attack India blames on its neighbour. The assault, in which four …

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DAESH CLAIMS MINNESOTA MALL STABBINGS OF 8 – New York on edge as blast injures 29

NEW YORK, Sept 18, (Agencies): New Yorkers who have endured the Sept 11 attacks and the devastating superstorm of 2012 were generally unperturbed by a Saturday night blast in Manhattan that injured 29 people. “For people who live in New York City, there is always the sense that something terrible …

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29% French Muslims ‘reject’ secular laws

PARIS, Sept 18, (RTRS): Just under 30 percent of France’s 3 to 4 million Muslims reject the country’s secular laws, according to an Ifop poll published by the French weekly Journal du Dimanche. When asked if they considered the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia to be more important …

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Kashmir attack kills 17 soldiers – India blames Pakistan

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 18, (Agencies): India directly accused Pakistan of being behind Sunday’s separatist attack on an army base near their disputed frontier that killed 17 soldiers, in one of the most deadly attacks in Kashmir in a quarter-century- old insurgency. Four “fidayeen” — or commandostyle gunmen willing to fight …

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RUSSIA, REBELS CAST DOUBTS OVER SYRIA TRUCE – ‘Air strike kills IS propaganda chief’

WASHINGTON, Sept 17, (Agencies): The Pentagon said on Friday that a US-led coalition air strike on Sept 7 killed an Islamic State leader who oversaw the militant group’s propaganda. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement that the air strike took place near Raqqa, Syria, and targeted and killed …

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