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Shooter kills 26 in Texas

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas, Nov 6, (Agencies): A gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifl e opened fire inside a small South Texas church, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit neighbors and multiple family members ranging in age from 5 to 72 years …

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Princes … billionaires held in Saudi shakeup – Royals ousted

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov 5, (AP): Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of princes, senior military officers, businessmen and top officials, including a well-known royal billionaire with extensive holdings in Western companies, as part of a sweeping purported anti-corruption probe that further cements control in the hands of its young crown …

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Jihadists in US isolated, ‘fail’ to build networks

WASHINGTON, Nov 5, (AFP): Sayfullo Saipov, the radicalized Uzbek who mowed down eight people on a New York bike path, apparently developed his plot in relative isolation, like most other jihadist attackers in the United States. But in Europe many have had community support, an underground network, or even a …

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Missile near Riyadh airport – Amir condemns attack

RIYADH, Nov 5, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh’s international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom’s war against Iranbacked Houthi rebels. The missile attack was the first aimed by the Shiite rebels at the heart …

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Bahrain orders its citizens “leave Lebanon immediately”

DUBAI: Bahrain is ordering all its citizens in Lebanon to “leave immediately” after the country’s prime minister resigned in a sudden televised address, citing Iranian meddling in Lebanese and regional affairs. Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry issued the order Sunday afternoon. It says Bahraini citizens are banned from traveling to Lebanon, as …

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Lebanon PM quits, blasts Iran, Hezbollah

HARIRI TARGET OF ASSASSINATION BID DAYS AGO BEIRUT, Nov 4, (Agencies): Lebanon’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world. His resignation thrusts Lebanon back into …

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Shia militia in border clashes with DAESH

BEIRUT, Nov 4, (AP): Clashes have erupted on the Syrian-Iraqi border between Islamic State group militants and Iraqi paramilitary fighters as the extremist group defends its last stronghold in the region, a Syria monitoring group and an Iraqi official said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the …

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US strikes DAESH in Somalia for 1st time

WASHINGTON, Nov 4, (Agencies): The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the US military’s Africa …

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Trump wants death penalty

NEW YORK, Nov 2, (RTRS): US President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his call that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, told investigators he was inspired by …

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US Tehran’s worst enemy: Khamenei – Iran woos Russia

ANKARA, Nov 2, (RTRS): The United States is Iran’s “number one enemy” and Tehran will never succumb to Washington’s pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday. US President Donald Trump broke ranks with other major powers last month …

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