Monday , December 18 2017


70,000 new and expectant mothers among Rohingya influx: Bangladesh

DHAKA, Sept 19, (AFP): Bangladesh said Monday there were 70,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers among the wave of Rohingya refugees who have entered the country after fleeing violence from Myanmar in the past three weeks. The UN says 415,000 civilians from the Rohingya Muslim minority have arrived in Bangladesh since …

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Shock in suburbia for neighbours of the London ‘bombing’ suspect

SUNBURY, United Kingdom, Sept 19, (AFP): Neighbours of the teenage chief suspect in the London Underground train bombing voiced their shock Monday as their quiet suburb was teeming with police operating behind a temporary metal security wall. Residents of Sunbury-on- Thames voiced their sympathy for the elderly foster parents looking …

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Ex-foster children grilled over London bomb – Iraqi, Syrian held under Terror Act

LONDON, Sept 18, (Agencies): The two suspects detained over last week’s London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports. The 18-year-old was detained Saturday at the …

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20,000 hardliners rally for Rohingya – Extremists ‘threat’: India

NEW DELHI, Sept 18, (Agencies): India’s government said Monday that it has evidence there are extremists who pose a threat to the country’s security among the Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and settled in many Indian cities. India’s Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed on behalf of two …

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US flies bombers over Koreas

‘Sanctions will spur N. Korea to hasten nuke plans’ SEOUL, South Korea, Sept 18, (Agencies): The US military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over …

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Baghdad to deport 500 DAESH wives

BAGHDAD, Sept 18, (AFP): Iraq moved 500 wives of Islamic State group jihadists to a detention centre in preparation to deport them after they were captured along with 800 children, a councillor said Monday. The women and children were detained in Iraq’s second city Mosul, capital of Nineveh province and …

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Qatar to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, a second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthening diplomatic dispute with its neighbours. Qatari defence secretary Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart Michael Fallon signed a “statement of intent” for …

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Philippines Army captures ‘pro-IS’ base in besieged city – Priest rescued

MARAWI, Philippines, Sept 17, (Agencies): The Philippine military said Sunday it had captured the command centre of Islamic State (IS) group supporters who have besieged a southern city for nearly four months. Security forces have engaged in ferocious street-tostreet combat and launched airstrikes in their efforts to expel the fighters …

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Bangladesh restricts ‘Rohingya refugees’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sept 17, (Agencies): Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday took steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, while that nation’s military chief maintained the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold in the country. Bangladesh …

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