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Terror arrests reach record high

LONDON, Dec 10, (Agencies):The number of terror suspects apprehended in Britain has reached a record high, fuelled by a surge in arrests related to international terror, according to official figures released Thursday. A Home Office (interior ministry) report said there were 315 terrorrelated arrests in the year to September — …

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Strikes kill three IS leaders – ‘IS recaptures central towns from regime’

WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (Agencies): The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria has killed the group’s finance minister and two other senior leaders in air strikes in recent weeks, a US military spokesman said on Thursday. Army Colonel Steve Warren told a Pentagon briefing that coalition strikes …

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GCC ‘seeks’ united front – Backing for Syria

RIYADH, Dec 9, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman called for political solutions to the wars in Syria and Yemen, while condemning “terrorism,” at the opening of an annual Gulf summit in Riyadh. Kings and rulers from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states began two days of talks in the Saudi …

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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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