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International

Iraq leans towards Moscow in IS fight

BAGHDAD, Oct 7, (Agencies): Iraq may request Russian air strikes against Islamic State on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the United States in the war against the militant group, the head of parliament’s defence and security committee said on Wednesday. “In the upcoming …

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Arab coalition faces new IS foe in Yemen – ‘Fertile ground for radicalisation’

DUBAI, Oct 7, (AFP): An unprecedented attack on Yemen’s government claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group has raised a fresh challenge for the Saudi-led coalition backing the embattled president, analysts say. IS bombings on Tuesday hit the government’s temporary headquarters in the southern city of Aden and military installations …

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Four held over terror shooting; Court tests legality of offshore detention of asylum seekers

SYDNEY, Oct 7, (Agencies): Four people were arrested in Australia on Wednesday over the terror-linked murder of a police employee after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney. Those seized in the dawn operation were aged between 16 and 22 and face questioning over Friday’s killing …

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Women suicide bombers kill 18 in Nigeria; Boko Haram attack on military camp repulsed: Army

DAMATURU, Nigeria, Oct 7, (Agencies): Two women suicide bombers killed 18 people, including themselves, early Wednesday in northeast Nigeria at a mosque in the compound of a government workers’ housing estate and at another location there. In a separate attack, the military said Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a rural …

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Russia plans no infantry ops in Syria; Moscow would consider Iraq strikes if asked

MOSCOW, Oct 6, (Agencies): Russia is not conducting operations in Syria involving its own ground troops and will not do so, Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, the head of the lower house of parliament’s defence committee, said on Tuesday, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. Komoyedov, who on Monday had said …

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I.S. CLAIMS ATTACKS ON YEMENI GOVERNMENT, GULF TROOPS

ADEN, Yemen, Oct 6, (Agencies): Islamic State in Yemen on Tuesday claimed coordinated suicide bombings targeting the Yemeni government and the Arab military coalition in the southern city of Aden that killed 15 Arab and Yemeni troops. The bombings were Islamic State’s first known attacks on the Yemeni administration, which …

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Pastor escapes knife attack at his home – 4 quizzed on Japanese man murder

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 6, (Agencies): Police said they were questioning four people Monday in connection with the second killing of a foreigner in Bangladesh last week – a Japanese agricultural worker described by his neighbors as a friendly farmer who occasionally joined gatherings at their village mosque. Kunio Hoshi was …

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US slaps sanction on ‘four militants’ – Efforts to destroy IS

WASHINGTON, Oct 6, (Agencies): The United States said on Monday it had imposed sanctions on four people affiliated with Islamic State and another militant group, including two Russian nationals and a Briton. The US Treasury Department said three Islamic State supporters and a member of the so-called Caucasus Emirate were …

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Muslim youth stopped from joining IS

Bangalore, India, Oct 6: The chief cleric of Bangalore’s main mosque says he has advised the heads of hundreds of mosques in India’s technology hub to actively counter propaganda by extremist Islamic groups by reaching out to young people in colleges and on social media. The chief cleric of Bangalore’s …

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US deports fewest immigrants

The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press. Deportations of criminal immigrants have fallen to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, despite his pledge to focus on …

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