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International

Pilgrims brave threats to flock to Iraq shrine – Political limbo after Green Zone storming

BAGHDAD, May 3, (Agencies): A sea of pilgrims converged on a Baghdad shrine on Tuesday for an annual Shiite religious commemoration, defying fears of further …

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Teachers, politicians in ‘hit-list’ – Police arrest Islamist militants after Singapore alert

DHAKA, May 3, (Agencies): Bangladesh police were Tuesday investigating a new hit-list that includes the head of a university, journalists and ruling party officials, after …

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IS kills Navy SEAL – Kurd defenses breached

WASHINGTON, May 3, (Agencies): The Islamic State group killed a Navy SEAL during an “orchestrated attack” in Iraq on Tuesday, a US defense official said. …

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Riyadh plans new labor scheme – Saudi women to see marriage contracts

RIYADH, May 3, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s government plans a new set of labor quotas and incentives to reduce unemployment as it tries to wean its …

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Binladin Group lays off 77,000

RIYADH, May 2, (AFP): One of Saudi Arabia’s most powerful firms, the Saudi Binladin Group, has laid off 77,000 foreign workers, a Saudi daily reported …

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CIA ‘live tweets’ bin Laden raid – Brennan eyes IS head

WASHINGTON, May 2, (AFP): The CIA has marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting — with a fiveyear delay — …

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Sahel jihadists resort to soft targets: France

N’DJAMENA, May 2, (AFP): The commander of a French anti-jihadist force in Africa’s northern Sahel says Islamist insurgents are hitting soft targets elsewhere after losing …

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French journo infiltrates jihadist cell for 6 months – ‘Allah’s Soldiers’ gives an insight into minds of young jihadists

PARIS, May 2, (AFP): A French journalist infiltrated a cell of would be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack …

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Yemen talks suspended

KUWAIT CITY, May 1, (AFP): Yemen’s government temporarily suspended Sunday its participation in talks with Iran-backed rebels in protest at their takeover of a military …

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Bombings kill 31 as Baghdad grapples with political crisis

BAGHDAD, May 1, (AP): Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah on Sunday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in …

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