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Tuesday , December 11 2018


Singapore jails 4 Bangladeshis – Terrorist financing

SINGAPORE, July 12, (Agencies): Four Bangladeshi workers accused of planning to join the Islamic State group were jailed for between two and five years in Singapore on Tuesday for raising money to fund attacks in their homeland. Muslim-majority Bangladesh has seen a spate of brutal attacks on secular bloggers and …

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India court to speed up appeal in gang-rape case

NEW DELHI, July 12, (AFP): An appeal filed by four men sentenced to death for the fatal gang-rape of a student inside a moving bus in 2012 is to be fast-tracked, India’s top court said Monday. The Supreme Court would sit beyond its working hours every Monday and Friday in …

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Posters raise eyebrows

Posters begging Pakistan’s powerful army chief to launch a coup appeared in major cities including the capital Islamabad overnight, raising eyebrows in a country that has been ruled by the military for more than half its history. The posters, which also appeared in Lahore, Karachi and the garrison city of …

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Kuwait, Bahrain seek to bolster security relations

KUWAIT CITY, July 11, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and visiting Bahraini Minister of Interior Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa discussed on Monday bilateral security coordination and cooperation. The Interior Ministry’s information office said in a release …

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US ‘warning’ on Bangladesh

WASHINGTON, July 11, (RTRS): The US State Department on Monday warned Americans to consider carefully whether they need to travel to Bangladesh following a series of attacks claimed by Islamist militants. “The US government assesses that the terrorist threat is real and credible,” the department said in a statement. On …

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Philippines troops kill 40 Abu Sayyaf rebels

MANILA, July 11, (Agencies): Filipino troops have killed about 40 Abu Sayyaf rebels in offensives on southern islands over the past week, the military said on Monday, as a new government intensifies operations to wipe out one of Asia’s most formidable kidnap gangs. Battles on Basilan and Sulu islands since …

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Burhan Wani: Kashmir’s Facebook militant

SRINAGAR, India, July 11, (AFP): Burhan Wani was part of a new generation of young, educated Kashmiri militants using social media to spread their demands for independence from Indian rule, turning growing Internet use in the restive region into a powerful recruiting tool. Wani, whose death in a shootout with …

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Child labour doubles in Iraq – Violence, displacement hurt income

BAGHDAD, July 10, (RTRS): More than half a million Iraqi children are estimated to be at work rather than at school as violence and displacement hurt the income of millions of families, according to the United Nations childrens’ agency UNICEF. The number of children currently working, more than 575,000, has …

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Pakistani woman ‘suffocates’ lover

A Pakistani woman who was having an affair with her cousin accidently suffocated him in a trunk after hiding him there when other relatives woke up late at night, police said Sunday. Married father Mushtaq Ahmed Baloch, 22, was having an affair with his cousin Rani Bibi, a mother of …

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Bangladesh bans TV station, tracks students

DHAKA, July 10, (AFP): Bangladesh moved to counter a deadly wave of Islamist attacks Sunday, ordering an Islamic television station to stop broadcasting and telling schools to report any missing students. The measures come after several suspected Islamist extremists were reported to be fans of the television channel, while others …

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