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Experts tone down relationship between US admin, GCC states

WASHINGTON, April 18, (KUNA): US experts have expressed concern over the level of strategic relationship the current US Administration and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members are having ahead of President Barack Obamas visit to Riyadh this week. Three GCC political experts from multiple think tank institutes in Washington D.C told …

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‘Fearless mobs’ help militants escape – Pakistan sends troops to rescue 24 police

KAKAPORA, India, April 17, (AFP): In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region’s conflict. University student Shaista Hameed was caught in crossfire during a gunbattle between soldiers …

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AfD plans ban on minarets, burqas

BERLIN, April 17, (RTRS): The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) said on Sunday Islam is not compatible with the German constitution and vowed to press for bans on minarets and burqas at its party congress in two weeks’ time. The AfD punished Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats in three …

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Saudi divestment risk on US terror bill

WASHINGTON, April 17, (RTRS): The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets should the US Congress pass a bill that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the New York Times reported on …

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Gunmen kill 208 in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, April 17, (RTRS): The death toll from a raid carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people and the assailants kidnapped 108 children, an Ethiopian official said on Sunday. The attack took place on Friday in the Horn of Africa nation’s Gambela …

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Man held at UK airport over ‘terror’

LONDON, April 16, (Agencies): Police in Britain Saturday arrested a man at an airport on suspicion of carrying out “Syria-related terrorism offences,” they said. The 18-year-old man from Birmingham, central England, was held at Manchester airport in northwest England after landing in Britain Saturday morning, according to a statement from …

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IS captures several villages from Syrian troops in Aleppo

BEIRUT, April 16, (Agencies): The Islamic State group has captured more than a dozen villages and hills during a fresh offensive in northern Syria, opposition activists said Saturday. The IS territorial gains bring the extremist group close to the main highway that links the capital, Damascus, with the country’s largest …

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Tears flow as Pope visits migrant camp – Pontiff brings 12 Syrian refugees to Italy in lesson for Europe

LESBOS, Greece April 16, (Agencies): Migrants wept at his feet, kissed his hand and begged for Pope Francis’s help on Saturday at a Greek refugee camp on the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis which has claimed hundreds of lives in the past year. At a sprawling fenced complex on the …

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Scores feared trapped as Japan quakes toll hits 41 – Over 90,000 people evacuated

KUMAMOTO, Japan, April 16, (Agencies): Scores of people were feared buried alive Saturday after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 41 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides. Homes, roads and railway lines were swept away when huge hillsides collapsed as thousands …

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Major quake after foreshock … Kuwaitis in Japan cautioned – Magnitude 7.1

MASHIKI, Japan, April 15, (Agencies): A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region and killed nine people. Japanese broadcaster NHK said a number of calls were coming in from residents reporting people being …

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