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Landmark dumps Trump … Collaboration sours: Habtoor

DUBAI, Dec 9, (RTRS): Dubai-based Landmark Group, one of the Middle East’s largest retail firms, said it was pulling Donald Trump products off its shelves in response to the Republican presidential frontrunner’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Landmark and DT Home Marks International LLC have …

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US House tightens ‘visa-free’ controls

WASHINGTON, Dec 9, (RTRS): The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of 38 nations who are allowed to enter the country without obtaining a visa. The bill, the second major piece of security legislation approved in the …

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3rd attacker at Paris music hall identified – Germany carries out raids linked to planned attack

PARIS, Dec 9, (Agencies): A 23-yearold man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg has been identified as the third gunman involved in the attack on Paris’s Bataclan music hall, police sources said Wednesday. Foued Mohamed Aggad had travelled to war-torn Syria with his brother and a group of friends …

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Muslims decry Donald Trump’s proposal – ‘Comments disgraceful, absurd’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8, (Agencies): US presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” immigrants and visitors alike, because of what he describes as hatred among “large segments of the Muslim population” toward Americans. The Associated Press is asking Muslims …

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Foreign fighters to Iraq, Syria doubled

HONG KONG, Dec 8, (AFP): The number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria has more than doubled since last year to at least 27,000, a report by an intelligence consultancy said Tuesday, highlighting the global dimension of the conflict. The figures, compiled by The Soufan Group, indicate that efforts …

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‘Act faster against extremist finances’ – Paris calls for more border checks on cash transfer

BRUSSELS, Dec 8, (Agencies): France urged its European Union partners on Tuesday to speed up efforts to cut off funds to extremists groups, nearly a month after the Paris attacks. “Every country is under threat of terrorism, and every country has to do what is needed to fight terror financing,” …

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Al Habtoor discusses health programs with Carter Center

DUBAI, Dec 8: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group held talks with a delegation from The Carter Centre at his office on Al Wasl Road on Dec 8. The delegation included Curtis Kohlhaas, Chief Development Officer; Thomas H. Bornemann, Director, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental …

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DAESH earns $80mn a month, but starting to struggle: analysis

BEIRUT, Dec 7, (AFP): The Islamic State group is pulling in some $80 million a month, mainly from levies and confiscations, but is struggling financially as strikes hit its oil infrastructure, analysis firm IHS said Monday. In a new report, IHS Conflict Monitor said that IS, unlike other jihadist groups …

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‘Shooter attended female madrassa in Pakistan’

MULTAN, Pakistan, Dec 7, (Agencies): The woman who with her husband shot dead 14 people in California last week attended one of Pakistan’s most high-profile religious seminaries for women, a teacher at the madrassa told AFP Monday. Tashfeen Malik, 29, studied at the Al-Huda Institute in Multan, which targets middle-class …

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Women drawn to ‘ISIS’ grows – ‘Propaganda’

WASHINGTON, Dec 7, (Agencies): Islamic State group propaganda is resonating with a growing number of young women and teenagers, complicating US counterterrorism efforts to identify and monitor supporters such as Tashfeen Malik, the 29-year-old mother suspected in the California shootings along with her husband. It’s unusual for a woman to …

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