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Friday , November 16 2018


Berlin arrests 3 IS suspects – Women ‘commandos’ charged with terrorism

BERLIN, Sept 14, (AFP): German police Tuesday arrested three men with forged Syrian passports accused of being Islamic State (IS) militants and labelled a possible “sleeper cell” with links to the Paris attackers. More than 200 police commandos took part in the pre-dawn raids in northern Germany to detain the …

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‘Duterte lacks understanding of rights’ – Rehab centre drawing a future for drug addicts

MANILA, Sept 14, (Agencies): The United Nations has said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has a “striking lack of understanding” of its human rights institutions in a rebuke over his crime war that has killed more than 3,000 people. The fresh criticism came from UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein …

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Eid day suicide attack injures 4 in Pakistan

KARACHI, Sept 14, (AFP): A suicide bomber injured four policemen, one critically, outside a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as the country marked the beginning of the religious festival Eid al-Adha on Tuesday. The attack took place in Shikarpur in Sindh province, around 470 kms (300 miles) north of Karachi …

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Two million at Standing in Hajj climax – Sermon warns on terrorism … need to end regional conflicts

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia, Sept 11, (Agencies): Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they ascended Mount Arafat at the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage on Sunday, part of stepped up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year’s crush. In one of the deadliest disasters …

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Polio official killed in Pakistan

Gunmen on a motorbike shot dead a senior member of the country’s polio eradication campaign in northwest Pakistan, police said Sunday, in the latest attack on immunisation teams by extremists. Attempts to eradicate polio in Pakistan have been hit by militant attacks on inoculation teams that have claimed more than …

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French PM warns of new attacks – 15,000 people on police radar

PARIS, Sept 11, (Agencies): French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday there would be new attacks in France but proposals by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to boost security was not the right way to deal with threats. The French capital was put on high alert last week when French …

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SAUDI TOP CLERIC TO SKIP ANNUAL HAJJ SERMON – Pilgrims converge on Arafat; Muslim faithful begin Hajj

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia, Sept 10, (Agencies): Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world converged on a rocky hill known as Mount Arafat on Saturday night to prepare for the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The pilgrims will mark Sunday with day-long prayers and recitals of the …

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Trump closes in on Clinton’s projected lead

NEW YORK, Sept 10, (RTRS): Republican Donald Trump appears to have carved out a wider path to the White House as a number of states including Florida and Ohio are no longer considered likely wins for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project …

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Duterte says he’s ‘not a fan’ of US – ‘Indonesia can chase pirates into Philippines waters’

DAVAO, Philippines, Sept 10, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, saying he was “not a fan” of the United States, vowed Saturday to steer an independent course for the key Asian ally and refrain from confronting territorial rival China. The incendiary leader made the comments after a controversial first foreign trip …

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Woman held in Paris ‘IS follower’ – 19-year-old preparing imminent attack

PARIS, Sept 9, (AFP): A 19-year-old woman arrested in a probe into a car found laden with gas cylinders in Paris had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and was preparing an imminent attack, officials said Friday. French President Francois Hollande said a terror cell had been shut down …

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