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Twelve-year-old girl released from prison

TULKARM, April 24, (AFP): Israel freed 12-year-old Palestinian Dima al-Wawi from prison on Sunday, more than two months after jailing her for an attempted stabbing attack. Wawi was handed over to Palestinian authorities at Tulkarem crossing point into the northern West Bank, an AFP photographer said. She was to travel …

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WH poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON, April 24, (AP): The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain …

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Foreign banks can deal with Iran: US

NEW YORK, April 23, (AP): The Obama administration is trying to address Iranian complaints that US financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year’s landmark nuclear deal. Meeting with Iran’s foreign minister on Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would not …

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Professor hacked to death – ‘Suspected Islamist attack’

DHAKA, April 23, (Agencies): Unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings by Islamist militants of secular and atheist activists. Police said English professor Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was hacked from behind with machetes …

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Turkey arrests IS suspects ahead of Merkel visit

ANKARA, April 23, (Agencies): Six foreigners suspected of links to the Islamic State group and accused of planning an attack against “state dignitaries” have been arrested in Turkey ahead of a visit by top EU officials, local authorities said Saturday. The arrests took place overnight in Konya, in the centre …

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Britons jailed for life for plot to shoot police

 LONDON, April 23, (RTRS): Two Britons inspired by Islamic State who plotted to kill police officers and soldiers in drive-by shootings in London were given life prison terms on Friday and told they would spend at least 20 years in jail. Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed, both aged 22, planned …

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Yemen peace talks wind up in Kuwait – Ceasefire violations decreasing

KUWAIT CITY, April 22, (Agencies): The delegations of the Yemeni government, General People’s Congress and Ansarullah movement concluded UNbacked peace consultations in Kuwait on Friday. On the second day of their peace consultations, the delegation discussed several issues, primarily implementation of UN Security Council Resolution No 2216, and a possible …

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US, Iran meet on sanctions relief

NEW YORK, April 22, (AFP): The United States said Friday it would buy heavy water from Iran as Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet his Iranian counterpart to discuss nuclear sanctions relief. Kerry was to meet his Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the UN …

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2 Islamic extremists behind Sikh temple blast – Brussels bomber guard of foreign IS hostages

PARIS, April 22, (Agencies): Najim Laachraoui, one of the Brussels airport bombers, has been identified by several Frenchmen held hostage by Islamic State in Syria as one of their prison guards, sources close to the investigation said Friday. According to one of the sources, four French journalists kidnapped and held …

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Data of Filipino voters hacked

 MANILA, Philippines, April 22, (AP): The hacking of a Philippine election database may have exposed the personal information of all 55 million registered voters, but will not undermine May 9 national elections, officials said Friday, in the latest hacking scandal to hit the Southeast Asian nation. They said government agents …

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