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Most Germans fear terrorist attack: poll

BERLIN, July 22, (RTRS): More than three-quarters of Germans believe their country will soon be the target of terrorism, a survey showed on Friday, after a 17-yearold asylum-seeker wounded passengers on a train in an axe attack claimed by Islamic State. Seventy-seven percent expect an attack to happen soon, up …

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Kuwait firm in fight against IS

WASHINGTON, July 21, (Agencies): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah reaffirmed Kuwait’s supportive stance to international efforts to counter the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group. “Kuwait strongly supports all international efforts and measures to defeat and eradicate terrorist organizations on all levels,” said Sheikh …

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Bangladesh arrests top Islamist extremist – Man held over bid to attack police station

DHAKA, July 21, (Agencies): Bangladesh’s elite security force said Thursday it had arrested a top regional head of the homegrown Islamist extremist group blamed for an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were murdered. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) officers stormed a fl at in an apartment building …

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Honour killing, rape laws debate in Pakistan

Pakistan’s parliament will on Thursday debate bills aimed at tackling so-called honour killings and amending its rape law, officials said, following the murder of a social media star last week. Rights groups and politicians have for years called for tougher laws to tackle perpetrators of violence against women in Pakistan …

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Film shows Syria rebels beheading boy: monitor – Explosions hit Syrian town

BEIRUT/AMMAN, July 20, (Agencies): Syrian rebels and a monitoring group said two explosions that struck a Syrian town near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday were caused by an Israeli air strike but Lebanon’s Hezbollah blamed rocket fire by al-Qaedalinked militants. At least one blast struck near the governorate building …

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3 held over gang-rape

Indian police have arrested three suspects over the alleged gang-rape of a student by a group of men, some of whom had been charged with a previous attack on her, an officer said Wednesday. The 21-year-old, who belongs to the lowest Dalit caste, has told police she was abducted near …

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Agents spot new suspects in Bangladesh cafe attack – 4 detected in CCTV footage

DHAKA, July 20, (RTRS): Bangladeshi investigators poring over CCTV footage believe they have spotted four new suspects, including a woman, involved in a bloody attack on a cafe in the capital, Dhaka, this month, a senior security official said on Tuesday. Twenty-two people were killed in the attack, most of …

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Education in Turkey purge – 35,000 suspended or detained

ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 19, (RTRS): Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to the education sector, intelligence agency and religious authorities. President Tayyip Erdogan and the government accuse Fethullah …

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DAESH claims Afghani’s train attack in Germany

WUERZBURG, Germany, July 19, (AP): A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker received word that a friend had died in his home country days before he went on a rampage with an axe and knife on a German train, wounding five. He vowed in a note that he would “take revenge on these …

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Bahrain pushes back over criticism on opposition ban

DUBAI, July 19, (AFP): Bahrain has rebuffed its British and US allies over a controversial ban on the kingdom’s largest opposition group, insisting it will brook no interference in its internal affairs. The tiny but strategic Gulf state, a former British protectorate and home base of the US Fifth Fleet, …

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