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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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200 jihadists to disarm in Mali

BAMAKO, March 8, (AFP): Two hundred young Malian jihadists are ready to lay down their weapons as part of a new government and civil society deradicalisation programme, its organisers said Tuesday. Some of the youths, aged between 16 and 30, had mounted attacks in the central Mopti region over the …

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Shebab confirms US strike

MOGADISHU, March 8, (Agencies): Somali Islamist group al Shebab confirmed on Tuesday that the United States had bombed an area it controlled but said the US figure of more than 150 casualties was an exaggeration. The Pentagon had said it launched air strikes on a training facility on Saturday that …

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Senior IS leader al-Shishani possibly killed

WASHINGTON, March 8, (Agencies): A red-bearded Islamic State commander described by American officials as the group’s de facto minister of war may have been killed in an air strike in Syria on Friday by the US-led coalition, several US officials said on Tuesday. Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar …

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Australia seizes huge weapons haul heading for Somalia: Navy

NAIROBI, March 7, (Agencies): An Australian Navy ship has seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman’s coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia, the navy said on Monday, exposing a possible violation of a UN Security Council arms embargo. The United Nations has a decades-long arms embargo in …

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Saudi pressed on workers’ delayed wages – Manila sending fact-finding mission

RIYADH/MANILA, March 7, (RTRS): Foreign governments are pressing authorities and executives in Saudi Arabia to ensure that local construction firms make delayed salary payments to thousands of workers, a sign of pressure on the kingdom’s economy due to low oil prices. Since late last year, the Saudi government has responded …

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