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Saturday , November 17 2018


US stiffens ‘visa rules’

WASHINGTON, Jan 22, (AP): The Obama administration tightened restrictions on European and other travelers who have visited Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan in the last five years, even as it said the new rules may not apply to those in certain occupations who have traveled for business. The move quickly …

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Kenyans honour Muslim man who shielded Christians – ‘He was a true hero’: police chief

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22, (AP): Kenyans are donating to the family of a Muslim man who was fatally wounded by Islamic extremists while shielding Christians during an attack on a bus. On Twitter the hashtag HeroSalah has been trending as some Kenyans fundraise for the family of Salah Farah, who …

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Splinter Taleban group threatens more attacks – Varsity attack raises tough questions

CHARSADDA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, Jan 22, (Agencies): Stuck with 15 of his students on a third floor balcony of a campus building as gunmen came up the stairs, university director Mohammad Shakil urged Pakistani police arriving at the scene to toss him up a gun so he could shoot back. “We were …

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Kuwait urges Iran to protect diplomatic missions

JEDDAH, Jan 21, (Agencies): First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday urged Iran to assume the responsibility of providing due protection to diplomatic missions in the country. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled made the call in his statement to the emergency meeting of the Organization …

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Denmark to ‘deport’ a man for terror threats

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan 21, (AP): A Danish court has sentenced a Russian-born man to psychiatric care and eventual deportation after he was found guilty of threatening to commit acts of terror by killing members of the Danish government. The Frederiksberg Court in Copenhagen says the 32-year-old man, who was not …

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Filipinos set protest trip to disputed isles

MANILA, Jan 21, (RTRS): Filipino protesters plan a second trip to disputed islands in the South China Sea, this time staying a month, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, after China flew a planeload of tourists to an artificial island it has built in the area. China claims almost the entire …

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Pakistan mourns massacre victims – Police foil bomb attack at bus station

CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Jan 21, (Agencies): Pakistan observed a day of national mourning Thursday for the 21 people killed when heavily- armed gunmen stormed a university in the troubled northwest, exposing the failings in a national crackdown on extremism. Armed police, some perched on the roofs of buildings, were still deployed …

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Taleban attack kills 21 in Pakistan

CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Jan 20, (AFP): At least 21 people died when gunmen armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs attacked a university in Pakistan Wednesday, with all four attackers killed by security forces who moved in under thick fog to halt the bloodshed. The assault was claimed by a Pakistani Taleban faction …

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Saudis accuse Iran of sedition

RIYADH, Jan 20, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia on Tuesday accused Iran of a nearly fourdecade record of “sedition, unrest and chaos,” as the international community tried to calm tensions between the regional rivals. Tensions between Sunniruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran reached a new high this month when Riyadh and …

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Singapore deports 26 Bangladeshis – ‘Workers linked to terrorist groups’

SINGAPORE, Jan 20, (AFP): Singapore said Wednesday it had arrested 27 Bangladeshi construction workers late last year for supporting “the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups” and deported 26 of them. The workers were being groomed to return to their home country to wage holy war and had studied booklets …

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