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Friday , November 16 2018


Norway arrests 2 linked to IS group

STOCKHOLM, Nov 13, (AP): Norway’s security service PST says two men have been arrested for suspected links to the Islamic State militant group. PST spokeswoman Siv Alsen said Friday that a 26-year-old man was arrested Wednesday when he returned to Oslo from Turkey. He is suspected of having been a …

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Moscow bans Egyptian national carrier from flying to Russia – Egypt says plane’s final seconds to be analyzed abroad

MOSCOW, Nov 13, (Agencies): Russia’s state aviation agency on Friday banned Egypt’s national carrier from flying to Russia, a move that follows the suspension of all Russian flights to Egypt after a deadly crash. Rosaviatsiya on Friday formally notified Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, where Egypt Air flights arrive, that the ban …

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Kurds cut key IS supply line in Sinjar

MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq, Nov 12, (Agencies): Iraqi Kurdish forces backed by US-led strikes blocked a key Islamic State group supply line with Syria Thursday as they fought to retake the town of Sinjar from the jihadists. A permanent cut in the supply line would hamper IS’s ability to move fighters …

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UAE police officer held in Libya of spying – Welayti was fired 5 years ago: Dubai police

BENGHAZI, Libya, Nov 12, (AP): Authorities in Libya’s militia-held capital say they arrested an Emirati police officer on suspicion of being a spy, though Dubai police on Thursday said the man in question was fired five years ago. The arrest comes as US officials last year said the United Arab …

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Twin suicide blasts kill at least 41 in Beirut Hezbollah bastion

BEIRUT, Nov 12, (Agencies): At least 41 people have been killed and more than 200 wounded after twin suicide bombings rocked a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement in south Beirut, officials said. Police said two men on foot set off suicide vests in front of a shopping centre in …

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Saudi conducts 147th execution this yr – Kingdom’s highest in two decades

RIYADH, Nov 12, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed one of its citizens convicted of murder, adding to a toll which rights group Amnesty International says is the kingdom’s highest in two decades. Nasser al-Qahtani was put to death in Eastern Province after being convicted of shooting dead another Saudi, …

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Briton home, avoids lashing

LONDON, Nov 11, (AFP): A British man imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for breaking antialcohol laws has returned to Britain, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after a diplomatic storm that threatened to dent UK Saudi relations. The family of Karl Andree, 74, said he had been told he faced 350 …

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Syrian army breaks IS siege of key military air base in Aleppo

KWEYRIS, Syria, Nov 11, (Agencies): Syria’s army broke a more than year-long jihadist siege of a military air base in the country’s north Tuesday, scoring its first major breakthrough since Russia’s air campaign began. Troops, backed by pro-government militia, broke through the Islamic State (IS) group’s siege of the Kweyris …

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‘More attacks on foreigners in Bangladesh’

Foreigners may be attacked again in Bangladesh, the US State Department said in a travel warning on Tuesday that urged Americans to be cautious and vigilant in that country. A Japanese citizen was shot dead in Bangladesh on Oct 3 and an Italian aid worker was killed in the same …

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Hindu cow mobs rule as religious debate rages – Govt accused of failing to rein in Hindu hardliners

TARANAGAR, India, Nov 11, (AFP): As a truck screeches to a halt on an Indian highway in the middle of the night, devout young Hindus armed with sticks scramble inside, searching for cows they consider sacred. Almost every night, the vigilantes lie in wait for suspected cattle smugglers in the …

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