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Saturday , November 17 2018


US Muslim leaders organize in response to bias, harassment

American Muslim leaders are planning voter registration drives and open-house days at mosques to fight a rise in anti- Muslim harassment. US Muslim leaders also pledged to counter recruitment efforts by extremists such as the Islamic State group. The plans were announced Monday in Washington, one day after an emergency …

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Human Rights Watch has release a set of guidelines for construction companies in Gulf Arab states

DUBAI: Human Rights Watch has released a set of guidelines it says construction companies in the oil-rich Gulf Arab states should follow to ensure basic rights for migrant workers. The New York-based rights group’s recommendations released Tuesday are aimed at tackling some of the biggest abuses involving millions of migrant …

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Bosnia arrests ‘11’ over IS connection

SARAJEVO, Dec 22, (RTRS): Bosnian police said on Tuesday that several locations have been raided and 11 people arrested in a search for suspects believed to be connected with Islamic State. The raids in the wider Sarajevo area targeted around 15 individuals, the statement from the office of the Bosnian …

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Al Habtoor Group chairman welcomes US Senator Ellis – US presidential elections discussed

DUBAI, Dec 22: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group welcomed Rodney Ellis, US State Senator, District 13 to his office on Sunday Dec 20, 2015. Senator Ellis, who was elected to the Texas Senate in 1990, was accompanied by his son. Also present was Mohammed Al …

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Iraqi army to start attack on Ramadi – IS stopping civilians leaving city

BAGHDAD, Dec 21, (Agencies): Iraq’s armed forces will start an operation to retake the western city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants very soon, army chief of staff Lt General Othman al-Ghanemi told state TV on Monday. “There is an ongoing operation to control a sector in preparation of the …

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‘Carols’ bring solace to Libya’s Christians – Numbers dwindling

TRIPOLI, Dec 21, (AFP): In the capital of war-torn Libya, a dwindling Christian community of foreign workers leave their fears and anxieties at the church door as they gather for Christmas carols and laughter. Lisa, a 47-year-old Filipina nurse, said she had just celebrated the festival of lights “for the …

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Court rejects plea to reverse release – Outrage grows over freeing of gang rapist

NEW DELHI, Dec 21, (AFP): India’s Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal against the release of the youngest convict in an infamous fatal gang-rape, sparking fury from the victim’s parents who said the ruling was a betrayal. Amid growing outrage at the freeing of the 20-year-old, judges said there were …

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Al Habtoor holds talks with French Consul-General to Dubai HE Majdi

DUBAI, UAE, Dec 21: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, welcomed the French Consul-General to Dubai, His Excellency Majdi Abed at his offi ce on Al Wasl Road on Sunday, Dec 20. HE Abed was accompanied by Mohamed Bendjebbour, Regional Audiovisual Attaché, Khaleej French Film & …

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Missile fired from Yemen kills 3: Saudi

RIYADH, Dec 20, (AFP): A missile fired from war-torn Yemen has struck a Saudi border city, killing three civilians, the kingdom said, in yet another violation of a ceasefire aimed at helping peace talks. Saturday’s attack on Najran left one Saudi citizen and two Indian workers dead, according to a …

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IS terror went global in 2015 – Security services petrified of ‘foreign fighters’ issue

PARIS, Dec 20, (AFP): From the blood spilled in the streets of Paris to the San Bernardino shootings, the world in 2015 showed its vulnerability to the brand of terror perpetrated by Islamic State jihadists. Over the past 12 months, the group that took root in Iraq and in the …

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