Thursday , February 22 2018

International

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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Racist hate crimes spike in Germany – ‘Xenophobic backlash’

BERLIN, Dec 7, (AFP): Arson attacks on refugee shelters, assaults, swastikas sprayed on walls — as Germany has taken in record numbers of asylum seekers, it has been rocked by a xenophobic backlash which authorities have appeared unable to stop. With one million arrivals expected in the EU’s most populous …

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China ‘arrests’ four terrorists – report

BEIJING, Dec 7, (RTRS): Chinese police have arrested four “terrorists” in a northern province for planning attacks, a state-run newspaper said on Monday, carrying pictures of some of the suspects who appeared to be from the northwestern region of Xinjiang. The China Youth Daily said posters had appeared around Taiyuan, …

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Police probe terrorist knife attack at London station – ‘This is for Syria’

LONDON, Dec 6, (Agencies): British counter-terror police were questioning a 29-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder Sunday after a stabbing attack in a London Underground train station that is being treated as a “terrorist incident”. Detectives from Britain’s Counter Terrorism Command (CTC) were searching a home in east London …

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‘US cover-up’ over ISIS oil

MOSCOW, Dec 6, (AFP): Russia’s defence ministry on Saturday accused the United States of turning a blind eye to the trafficking of oil into Turkey from Syrian areas under Islamic State control, after Washington called the amounts involved insignificant. “When US officials say they don’t see how the terrorists’ oil …

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3 members of banned IS held in Bangladesh

Bangladesh detained three suspected members of a banned militant group, police said on Sunday, as security forces step up a hunt for Islamists behind a spate of recent attacks. Bangladesh has suffered from a wave of Islamist violence, with two foreigners, four secular writers and a publisher killed this year. …

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PM Modi mocked after floods – State leader heckled for going missing in action

CHENNAI, India, Dec 6, (Agencies): One of India’s most powerful politicians, a former movie star called “Amma” or “Mother” by her followers, is being heckled and abused for going missing in action after floods swept the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which she rules. It’s a salutary …

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Obama insists US ‘will not be terrorized’, IS hails attackers

SAN BERNARDINO, United States, Dec 5, (Agencies): US President Barack Obama insisted Saturday that America “will not be terrorized” as the Islamic State group praised the perpetrators of the California mass shooting as “soldiers” of its caliphate. The president’s pledge and extremists’ praise followed an announcement by the FBI that …

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Triple suicide attack kills 27 on Lake Chad island: source – Boy trained as suicide bomber against refugees

N’DJAMENA, Dec 5, (Agencies): At least 27 people were killed and more than 80 wounded Saturday in a triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad, a security source in the capital, N’Djamena said. “Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in three different places at the weekly market on …

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Paris attacker visited London: report – Belgium seeks 2 new ‘dangerous’ attack suspects

LONDON, Dec 5, (AFP): One of the perpetrators of the deadly Paris attacks visited London and Birmingham earlier this year to meet people suspected of plotting terror activity in Britain, The Guardian reported Saturday. The newspaper, citing counter-terrorism officials, said the unnamed attacker had managed to enter Britain and travel …

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