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Monday , November 19 2018



SAN BERNARDINO, California, Dec 4, (Agencies): The woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and its leader on Facebook, a US law enforcement official said Friday, providing the strongest evidence to date that the rampage may have been …

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Return Kohinoor diamond (Crown Jewels) to Pakistan

A Pakistani attorney said on Thursday he has filed a court petition seeking the return of the famed Koh-i-Noor diamond Britain forced India to hand over in colonial times. Once the largest known diamond in the world, the 105-carat Koh-i- Noor is one of the Crown Jewels. It is set …

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Regime bombing in Syria kills 56 – Opposition seeks unified stance in Saudi

BEIRUT, Dec 4, (Agencies): Heavy government bombardment across Syria Friday killed at least 56 civilians, more than a fourth of them children, a monitoring group said. The bloodiest attack was in Eastern Ghouta, a rebel stronghold east of Damascus, where at least 41 civilians were killed, the Syrian Observatory for …

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MOTIVE SOUGHT IN U.S. SHOOTING DEATHS OF 14 – Desert town stunned after mass shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, California, Dec 3, (Agencies): One moment, Syed Rizwan Farook was sitting at a table with colleagues at a holiday gathering for county health employees. Then suddenly he disappeared, leaving his coat on his chair. The next time his co-workers saw him, he was dressed in battle gear and …

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Divorced Saudi women to get ID cards – No date set for change

RIYADH, Dec 3, (AFP): Female divorcees and widows in Saudi Arabia are set to get their own ID cards allowing them to act independently from men, local media reported on Thursday. The changes will allow women to register a child for school, access records and authorise medical procedures once their …

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‘We’ll avenge man beheaded in IS video’

The president of Russia’s Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on Thursday that whoever was responsible for the beheading of a Russian man from Chechnya, purportedly shown on an Islamic State video, will be killed. “Yes, he was Russian-Chechen, he was beheaded .. there are proven facts,” Kadyrov told journalists. “Whoever …

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Qatar says labour abuse claims ‘simply untrue’ – Amnesty criticises FIFA for not doing enough

DOHA, Dec 3, (AFP): Qatar on Wednesday dismissed claims it has done almost nothing to tackle migrant labour abuse since being awarded the 2022 World Cup exactly five years ago as “simply untrue”. In a vigorous defence of its treatment of foreign labourers, Doha said an Amnesty International report arguing …

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Erdogan … oil sparks clash

MOSCOW, Dec 2, (Agencies): Russia’s defence ministry said on Wednesday it had proof that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family were benefiting from the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic Stateheld territory in Syria and Iraq. Moscow and Ankara have been locked in a war of words since last …

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School massacre convicts hanged – ‘They deserved no forgiveness’

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 2, (Agencies): Pakistan Wednesday hanged four men linked to the Taleban’s massacre of more than 130 schoolchildren, with parents of victims saying they deserved “no forgiveness” as the attack anniversary approached. The executions, which officials said were carried out Wednesday morning at a prison in the northwestern …

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Cameroon troops ‘kill’ 100 Boko Haram fighters, free 900 hostages

YAOUNDÉ, Dec 2, (AFP): Cameroon troops killed around 100 Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria, freed almost 900 hostages and seized Islamic State (IS) flags last week, the defence ministry said Wednesday. “A special clean-up operation from Nov 26 to 28” against Boko Haram fighters in the border area with …

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