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Monday , November 19 2018


Baghdad bombing fuels calls for ‘sleeper cells’ crackdown – Iraq executes 5 after deadly blast

BAGHDAD, July 4, (Agencies): The death toll from a suicide bombing in a Baghdad shopping district rose above 150 on Monday, fueling calls for security forces to crack down on Islamic State sleeper cells blamed for one of the worst ever single bombings in Iraq. Numbers rose as bodies were …

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Rich kids who grew up to be jihadists – Gunmen defy outdated stereotype

DHAKA, July 4, (AFP): Well-educated and hailing from wealthy families, the gunmen who killed 20 hostages in a Bangladesh cafe defy the increasingly outdated stereotype of jihadists from poor backgrounds who have been radicalised in madrassas. Six young men were shot dead Saturday at the end of the all-night siege …

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Bomber strikes near US consulate in Saudi

RIYADH, July 4, (Agencies): A foreign suicide bomber blew himself up near the American consulate in Saudi Arabia’s western city of Jeddah in the early hours of US Independence Day on Monday. Two security officers were slightly wounded, the interior ministry said, as the American embassy in Riyadh reported no …

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Brutality, rapid succession of killings horrified many Pakistanis – ‘Honor’ killings bring new backlash

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 4, (AP): Parveen Rafiq closed her hands around the neck of her youngest daughter, Zeenat, and squeezed and squeezed until the girl was almost dead. Then, in the tiny apartment where the family lived, she doused the 18-year-old with kerosene and set her on fire. Neighbors saw …

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Nearly 120 killed in Baghdad bombings – IS claims blasts

BAGHDAD, July 3, (RTRS): Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most of them in a busy shopping area as residents celebrated Ramadan, police and medical sources said on Sunday. The attack on the shopping area of Karrada is the deadliest since USbacked …

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AMIR CONDOLES OVER DHAKA ATTACK – Attackers all Bangladeshis

KUWAIT CITY, July 3, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable Sunday to President of Bangladesh Mohammad Abdul Hamid, expressing sorrow over the terror attack which hit the capital of Dhaka. His Highness the Amir condemned such heinous act, affirming that Kuwait and the …

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UAE warns against wearing traditional attire while abroad – US arrest incident prompts call

DUBAI, July 3, (Agencies): The United Arab Emirates has advised its citizens to avoid wearing traditional Arab clothing in Western countries after US police “brutally” detained an Emirati businessman suspected of being a jihadist. The 41-year-old, visiting the United States for medical treatment, was wearing a white robe and Arab …

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Anti-Muslim protests

Myanmar’s bitterly-divided Rakhine State saw mass protests Sunday as thousands of Buddhists, including monks, demonstrated in a show of opposition to a government edict referring to Muslim communities in the restive province, organisers told AFP. Anti-Muslim rhetoric has spiked across Myanmar recently, with two mosques torched by Buddhist mobs in …

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Muslim man beaten outside Fla mosque – Minnesota woman linked to backing terrorism in Virginia case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla, July 3, (AP): Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the victim was a Muslim. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said racial …

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NINE ITALIANS, SEVEN JAPANESE AMONG DEAD – 28 dead in Dhaka hostage crisis; IS claims responsibility for attack

DHAKA, July 2, (Agencies): Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians, seven Japanese and an American, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12-hour standoff on Saturday. Islamic State said it was responsible for one of the most …

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