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International

Al-Habtoor receives Lieutenant Governor of Kansas

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group welcomed Jeffrey W. Colyer, M.D., M.Phil., the Lieutenant Governor of Kansas at his office on Al Wasl Road on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016. Dr Colyer briefed the chairman on the latest advancements made in the field of stem cell research …

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Two female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in Nigeria – Attack bears the hallmarks of Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Feb 11, (Agencies): Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said. The attack occurred 85 kms (50 miles) outside the …

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Pak army ‘confirms’ death for 12 militants

ISLAMABAD, Feb 11, (AP): Pakistan’s powerful army chief, Gen Raheel Sharif, on Thursday confirmed death sentences awarded by military courts to 12 “hardcore terrorists” over their involvement in a series of attacks against security forces, the military said. In a statement, it said the men included a Pakistani Taleban militant, …

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Riyadh offers berets for Syria as US prods anti-IS coalition

RABAT, Feb 10, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. It was the Saudi minister’s second reference to sending special forces since he met US Secretary …

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‘Ethnic’ Albanians face terror charges

SKOPJE, Feb 10, (AFP): Twentynine ethnic Albanians went on trial Tuesday in Macedonia on terrorism charges over clashes last May with security forces that left 18 people dead, including eight policemen. In the heavily packed courtroom and under tight security, each defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the accusations of their …

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Senior Afghan Taleban member dies in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Feb 10, (AFP): A senior Afghan Taleban member has died in Pakistan after an illness, militant sources said Tuesday, potentially embarassing Islamabad which denies harbouring the insurgent group’s leadership on its soil. Mullah Muhammad Hassan Rahmani, who was in his mid-fifties and a member of the group’s Leadership Council, …

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Ministry for happy – UAE in first

DUBAI, Feb 10, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday named women to the newly created posts of state ministers for happiness and tolerance, and a 22-year-old female for youth affairs. Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum named eight women as he revealed his latest cabinet line-up of 29 …

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Iraq retakes areas around Ramadi from IS

BAGHDAD, Feb 9, (Agencies): Iraq said Tuesday that its forces have completely retaken areas surrounding Ramadi from the Islamic State group and reopened the road linking the city to Baghdad. Iraq announced in late December the recapture of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province west of Baghdad, but daily fighting …

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IS car bomb kills 10 in Syria

BEIRUT, Feb 9, (Agencies): A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Islamic State group struck near a police officers’ club in the Syrian capital, killing at least 10 people and destroying a number of cars. Syrian state TV reported the toll and showed footage of the blast scene, including several …

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At least 10 killed in German rail crash

BAD AIBLING, Germany, Feb 9, (AP): Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring 80 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said. The regional trains collided before 7 am on …

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