Wednesday , August 15 2018


‘More girls lured by IS than boys’

PARIS, March 11, (Agencies): In France, more teenage girls than boys are drawn to joining Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a high-ranking anti- terrorist offi cial told AFP this week. “Among minors, females are overrepresented to a proportion of 55 percent” of those interested in making the journey, …

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Details of DAESH on memory stick to West

LONDON, March 10, (Agencies): A disillusioned former member of Islamic State has passed a stolen memory stick of documents identifying 22,000 supporters in over 50 countries to a British journalist, a leak that could help the West target Islamist fighters planning attacks. Leaks of such detailed information about Islamic State …

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Thousands evacuated as Iraqi forces move on IS

BAGHDAD, March 10, (Agencies): Iraqi forces retook a town from the Islamic State jihadist group in Anbar province Thursday and evacuated 10,000 civilians as they advanced up the Euphrates valley, a security spokesman said. “Counter-terrorism forces and army troops liberated the Zankura area in a swift military operation,” Sabah al- …

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Inconsistencies in IS files raise concerns – Analysts point out mistakes, uncharacteristic language in leaked ‘docs’

BEIRUT, March 10, (AFP): Analysts on Thursday cast doubt on the authenticity of thousands of documents reportedly leaked from the Islamic State jihadist group, pointing out mistakes and uncharacteristic language. The trove of documents, which includes the names, addresses, phone numbers and family contacts of IS jihadists, was handed over …

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Al Habtoor meets Italian envoy to UAE Stellino

DUBAI, UAE, March 10: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman, Al Habtoor Group held talks with His Excellency Liborio Stellino, the Ambassador of Italy to the United Arab Emirates at the Al Habtoor Group Head Office on Al Wasl Road on March 9. The Ambassador was accompanied by Umberto Bernardo, Deputy …

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Iran tests missile – Biden issues warning

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 9, (AP): Iran test-fi red two ballistic missiles Wednesday with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written in Hebrew on them, state media reported, a show of strength by the Islamic Republic as US Vice- President Joe Biden visited Israel. The new missile fi …

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US hits as chem-capture sings

BAGHDAD, March 9, (Agencies): US special forces captured the head of the Islamic State group’s unit trying to develop chemical weapons in a raid last month in northern Iraq, Iraqi and US officials told The Associated Press, the first known major success of Washington’s more aggressive policy of pursuing IS …

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Bangladesh central bank loses $100m to Chinese hackers

The Bangladesh central bank says it is working to recover some $100 million allegedly stolen by Chinese hackers from an account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Authorities have given few details about how the money disappeared. But Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith says authorities are considering suing the …

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Raped Indian teen dies

A 16-year old Indian girl who was raped and then set on fire on the roof of her home has died, police said Wednesday, the latest in a string of horrific sexual crimes in India. The teenager, who sustained more than 90 percent burns in Monday’s attack, died in hospital …

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‘We won’t give up trying to reach Europe’

IDOMENI, Greece, March 8, (Agencies): Refugees and migrants stranded at Greece’s border with Macedonia vowed to keep trying to cross on Tuesday, hours after European Union leaders declared an end to a mass scramble to reach wealthy countries in Europe from war zones. At least 34,000 people have been trapped …

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