Friday , November 24 2017


‘BUK’ downed MH17 – Ukraine bans Russian flights

GILZE-RIJEN, Netherlands, Oct 13, (Agencies): Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russianmade BUK missile, the Dutch Safety Board concluded on Tuesday in its final report on the crash in July 2014 that killed all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch. But the …

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Prince Alwaleed receives French PM – Political, economic, cultural matters discussed

RIYADH, Oct 13: HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) received at his office in Riyadh, today Tuesday Oct 13, HE Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister who was accompanied by StÈphane Romatet, Diplomatic Advisor, Ibrahima Diawadoh N’Jim, Advisor to the Prime Minister and …

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Japan FM says nuclear deal will speed Iran cooperation

Japan’s foreign minister said on a visit to Tehran Monday he hoped Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers would be swiftly implemented because his country wants to benefit from it. Fumio Kishida, who was accompanied by Japanese business executives, said a cooperation council was to be set up with Iran’s …

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IS prime suspect in Turkey bombing as protests erupt – Opponents vent anger at Erdogan

ISTANBUL, Oct 12, (RTRS): Turkey’s government said on Monday Islamic State was the prime suspect in suicide bombings that killed at least 97 people in Ankara, but opponents vented anger at President Tayyip Erdogan at funerals, universities and courthouses. The father of three men wounded in the blasts told Reuters …

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Baghdadi likely not in targeted convoy

CAIRO, Oct 12, (Agencies): Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was probably not in a convoy hit by air strikes near the Syrian border on Sunday, senior Iraqi security officials said on Monday. Iraq’s military had said that the reclusive Baghdadi was taken away in a car after the assault …

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5 Islamists arrested

Bangladesh police said Monday they had arrested five Islamists for the attempted murder of a Christian pastor whose throat was slashed in the latest of a string of attacks blamed on religious extremists. The five members of the outlawed Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) group have been detained on suspicion of …

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PM Modi seeks to cement power

SAMASTIPUR, India, Oct 12, (Agencies): India’s poorest state, Bihar, began voting Monday in a highstakes election that premier Narendra Modi hopes will help his government push through a faltering reform drive. The Indian leader, who has promised billions of dollars for development in Bihar, urged people to come out and …

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3 killed in Bishkek as 9 break out of jail

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct 12, (AFP): Three prison guards were killed and one was seriously injured after nine prisoners held for extremism and terrorism escaped from a jail near the Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek on Monday, the interior ministry said. The three were killed attempting to apprehend the group after it broke …

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Ankara sees IS hand in bombing – Thousands rally as Turkey mourns worst ever attack

ANKARA, Oct 11, (Agencies): Turkey is targeting Islamic State in investigations of a double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed up to 128 people, officials said on Sunday, while opponents of President Tayyip Erdogan blamed him for the worst such attack in Turkish history. Government officials made clear that despite …

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