Saturday , February 16 2019

International

7 suspected of jihadi links arrested – Two puppeteers held for ‘glorifying terrorism’ in show

MADRID, Feb 7, (Agencies): Spanish police arrested seven suspected members Sunday of a jihadi cell linked to Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids …

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Pakistan arrest six over child wedding

MULTAN, Pakistan, Feb 7, (AFP): Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-yearold girl in eastern Pakistan, …

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Syria vows coffins for foreign boots

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb 6, (Agencies): Syria’s foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would “return home in wooden coffins” …

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Assange ‘sex case’ sinks in int’l drama – Aussie minister offers assistance

LONDON, Feb 6, (Agencies): It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in …

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Italian student killed in Egypt criticised Cairo govt in articles

ROME, Feb 6, (Agencies): An Italian student found dead by a roadside in Cairo with cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body …

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Twitter blocks 125,000 accounts in terror crackdown – ‘Horrifi ed by extremist atrocities’

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, (AFP): Twitter said Friday it suspended more than 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, as part of …

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Riyadh offers boots in Syria against DAESH

RIYADH, Feb 5, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia is ready to join any ground operation the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria might decide …

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DAESH sending fighters ‘disguised’ as refugees

BERLIN, Feb 5, (Agencies): Islamic State militants have slipped into Europe disguised as refugees, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said on Friday, …

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New US intelligence report says DAESH weaker

BAGHDAD, Feb 5, (RTRS): Islamic State has as many as 25,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq, down from a previous estimate of up to 31,000, …

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Australia eyes Syrian refugee ‘crackdown’

SYDNEY, Feb 5, (RTRS): Australia is considering subjecting thousands of refugees from Syria to tougher character and security checks than their European counterparts to minimise …

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