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Thursday , November 15 2018

International

Libya deal delayed again over logistics – IS threat to artifacts

TRIPOLI, Dec 16, (Agencies): The signing of a long-delayed peace deal between Libya’s warring factions has been pushed back again to Thursday because of logistical problems, a UN spokesman said on Wednesday. Representatives from Libya’s two rival factions were due to agree the UN-backed accord on Wednesday after months of …

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Malala slams Trump ideology of hatred

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, Dec 16, (Agencies): Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai condemned Donald Trump’s views on Muslims on Tuesday, at a sombre ceremony to remember the 134 children killed in a Taleban attack on a Pakistani school a year ago. “Well, that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which …

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School massacre ’versary marked – ‘Pakistan vows revenge’

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 16, (AFP): Pakistan’s leader called Wednesday for vengeance under portraits of children killed by Taleban bullets as the country marked the first anniversary of a school massacre that left 151 people dead in its worst-ever extremist attack. Families of the victims along with military and political leaders …

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Saudi Arabia forms ‘military coalition’ – Alliance comprises 34 countries

DUBAI/PARIS, Dec 15, (Agencies): A new Saudi-led Islamic alliance to fight terrorism will share information and train, equip and provide forces if necessary for the fight against Islamic State militants, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al- Jubeir said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia announced earlier on Tuesday the formation of a 34-nation …

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Nigeria army raids Shiite sect, hospital says at least 60 killed – Iran protest deadly crackdown

ZARIA, Nigeria, Dec 15, (Agencies): At least 60 people were killed this weekend when the Nigerian army raided a minority Shiite sect and arrested its leader in the northern city of Zaria, the director of a local hospital said on Monday. The army said the Islamic Movement in Nigeria was …

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Americans want to get tougher with IS – EU diplomats warn US over visa threat

WASHINGTON, Dec 15, (Agencies): Diplomats from the 28-member European Union on Monday warned they could respond in kind if the United States makes good on plans to end visa-free entry for some EU nationals. After the Nov 13 terror strikes in Paris and as part of wider anti-terror efforts, the …

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EU gives $88m for ‘housing’ migrants

ATHENS, Greece, Dec 15, (Agencies): The European Union pledged Monday to spend 80 million euros ($88 million) to house migrants in Greece even as it seeks tougher procedures for asylumseekers traveling to the continent. Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for Budget and Human resources, signed an agreement for a rent …

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IS suspect arrested off ‘refugee’ boat

ROME, Dec 14,(AFP): Italian police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of being a member of the so-called Islamic State (IS), clapping him in cuffs shortly after he arrived by boat along with hundreds of refugees, media reports said Monday. The man, reportedly in his 20s, was arrested by officers …

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Shopkeeper arrested for banning ‘Ahmadi’

LAHORE, Pakistan, Dec 14, (AFP): Pakistani police charged a shopkeeper with blasphemy Monday after he banned members of the Ahmadi minority from entering his shop, a rare bid by authorities to protect an ethnic group that usually suffers state-sanctioned persecution. The shopkeeper in the eastern city of Lahore was charged …

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Sikhs, Muslims unite to combat backlash – Growing safety concerns, more armed guards in American mosques

CHICAGO, Dec 14, (Agencies): Pardeep Kaleka spent several days after 9/11 at his father’s Milwaukee gas station, fearing that his family would be targeted by people who assumed they were Muslim. No, Kaleka explained on behalf of his father, who wore a turban and beard and spoke only in broken …

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