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42 alleged IS supporters held in Pakistan

A Pakistani minister says counter terrorism officials in the country’s eastern Punjab province have arrested 42 militant suspects with alleged links to the Islamic State group. Rana Sanaullah, the country’s law minister, says the arrests were the result of raids in four Punjab cities over the weekend. The minister says …

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Al Habtoor receives HH Sheikh Isa Bin Ali Al-Khalifa

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman, Al Habtoor Group welcomes His Highness Sheikh Isa Bin Ali Al-Khalifa at his Majlis on Al Wasl Road on Monday Jan 4, 2016. The meeting, which was followed by a traditional Emirati lunch, comes in the wake of Chairman Al Habtoor’s visit to Bahrain late …

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GCC DENOUNCES ‘BARBARIC’ ATTACK ON SAUDI MISSION – Kuwait sharply condemns storming of Saudi Arabia Embassy in Tehran

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3, (Agencies): Kuwait sharply condemns attacks by Iranian demonstrators on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, and the Saudi Consulate in Mashhad, an official source at the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. Iranian authorities should shoulder responsibility for protecting the embassy and ensuring the safety of its staff, …

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Jihadists kill 12 in raid on Iraq police trainees – Arab-Kurd fighters kill 16 DAESH near Raqa

TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan 3, (Agencies): Suicide attackers from the Islamic State group killed at least 12 Iraqi forces Sunday in a brazen attack on police training at a military base, officials said. A commando of fighters equipped with rifles and suicide vests snuck into Speicher base, near the city of …

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IS threatens UK in new execution video – Five ‘spies’ killed

BEIRUT, Jan 3, (AFP): The Islamic State group threatened Britain in an Internet video Sunday showing the killing of five “spies” it said worked with the international coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria. The SITE Intelligence Group said the video shows five men from Raqa, capital of the self-declared …

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Saudi asserts itself with execution but risks escalation: experts – Riyadh shrugs off Iran’s reaction as ‘irresponsible’

DUBAI, Jan 3, (AFP): Saudi Arabia’s execution of a leading Shiite cleric reflects an assertive but risky new approach that threatens to escalate its proxy wars with arch-rival Iran in Syria and Yemen, experts said Sunday. Hours after the Sunni-ruled kingdom announced Saturday’s execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a driving …

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Saudi executes Shiite cleric, 46 others – GULF NEIGHBOURS REAFFIRM SUPPORT FOR RIYADH EFFORTS AGAINST TERRORISM

RIYADH, Jan 2, (Agencies): Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia executed Saturday a prominent Shiite cleric, who had been behind anti-government protests, drawing angry condemnation from Shiite-majority Iran and Iraq. The execution of Nimr al-Nimr and 46 other men, including Shiite activists and Sunnis accused of involvement in al-Qaeda killings, was announced …

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Dubai blaze raises ‘design’ questions – 3rd high-rise fi re in 3 yrs

DUBAI, Jan 2, (RTRS): A blaze that engulfed a Dubai skyscraper on New Year’s Eve — the emirate’s third high-rise fi re in three years — has raised fresh questions about the safety of materials used on the exteriors of tall buildings across the wealthy region. Hundreds of gleaming towers …

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Somali al Shebab militants use Donald Trump in recruiting film

RIYADH, Jan 2, (Agencies): Somalia’s Islamist militant group al Shebab has released a recruitment film in the form of a documentary about racial injustice in the United States featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, SITE Monitoring reported on Saturday. Trump, the billionaire developer, former reality TV star and Republican front …

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South India temples bar jean-wearing devotees

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (AFP): Hindu temples in southern India began turning away devotees wearing western clothes Friday after a court order banning jeans and shorts as “inappropriate” for spiritual worship came into effect. In December the Madras High Court ordered temple authorities in Tamil Nadu state to refuse entry …

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