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No magic bullet against jihadists

ORLANDO, Fla, June 22, (AP): The Orlando massacre at a popular gay nightclub shows no one yet has “found the magic bullet” to prevent Americans from being inspired to violence by jihadist propaganda on the internet, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday as she visited a city still shaken by …

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Trump attacks Clinton, calls her ‘world-class liar’

NEW YORK, June 22, (Agencies): Donald Trump launched a broad rebuke of his presidential rival Hillary Clinton Wednesday, accusing her of being “a world-class liar” who personally profited from her tenure at the State Department. “She gets rich making you poor,” Trump said. Seeking to steady his campaign after a …

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29 Filipinas in Malaysia rescued from trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22, (AFP): Malaysian police have rescued 29 Filipinas who had been trafficked into work in bars, the Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur said on Wednesday. The women were rescued from two bars in the town of Bintulu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on June 9 after …

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Egyptian court voids transfer of islands to Saudis

CAIRO, June 21, (AP): An Egyptian court on Tuesday rejected as “unconstitutional” a border agreement that would have transferred two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, and which had sparked street protests in Cairo. The ruling was a rare rebuke of the government’s foreign policy by the judiciary, which has …

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Iraq claims 2,500 IS kills in Fulluja battle – Special forces press offensive

BAGHDAD, June 21, (Agencies): Iraq’s government forces on Tuesday dislodged the Islamic State group from two northern neighborhoods of Falluja as an Iraqi military commander claimed the month-long offensive to recapture the city had left 2,500 IS militants dead. The announcements came just days after the government had declared the …

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‘Death in childbirth’ up in Pakistani-held Kashmir – Grim prospects for women

SHARDA, Pakistan, June 21, (Agencies): “We are afraid we could die,” says Asmat Nisa, a mother-of-five set to give birth again. It is a dangerous prospect for women in the remote mountains of Pakistani-held Kashmir, where doctors are few and help is far. “There is no hospital here and I …

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Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor receives religious clerics from Lebanon

Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor, the Board Chairman of Al-Habtoor Group Monday, June 20 held an Iftar party in Dubai in honor of a delegation of religious clerics from Lebanon. According to a press release, Dean of Journalism and Editorin- Chief of Al-Seyassah and Arab Times newspapers Ahmed Al- Jarallah also attended …

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Thailand drivers ‘get’ gory lesson at morgue

BANGKOK, June 20, (AP): Several convicted drunken drivers were brought to a Bangkok morgue Monday to see a corpse and reflect on the gory consequences of their actions as part of a program aimed at combating the carnage on Thailand’s roads. Thailand has the world’s second- worst record for traffic …

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Iran claims disrupting major ‘terrorist’ plot

TEHRAN, Iran, June 20, (AP): Iranian intelligence officials have broken up one of the “biggest terrorist” plots ever planned to target Tehran and other provinces in the Islamic Republic, the country’s state media reported on Monday. The reports quote the country’s Intelligence Ministry as saying that it has arrested several …

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Nepali guards among 23 killed in Afghanistan’s bomb attacks – Kathmandu ‘shocked’ by killing of its nationals in Kabul

KABUL, June 20, (AFP): A busload of Nepali security guards were among 23 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghanistan Monday, days after Washington expanded the US military’s authority to strike the Taleban. A Taleban spokesman on Twitter claimed the first attack, which killed 14 Nepali security guards …

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