Saturday , November 18 2017


US strikes DAESH in Somalia for 1st time

WASHINGTON, Nov 4, (Agencies): The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the US military’s Africa …

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Trump wants death penalty

NEW YORK, Nov 2, (RTRS): US President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his call that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, told investigators he was inspired by …

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US Tehran’s worst enemy: Khamenei – Iran woos Russia

ANKARA, Nov 2, (RTRS): The United States is Iran’s “number one enemy” and Tehran will never succumb to Washington’s pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday. US President Donald Trump broke ranks with other major powers last month …

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CIA Laden trove points to Iran links – Files seized in 2011 raid released

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov 2, (AP): The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran’s support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. US intelligence officials and prosecutors have long …

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Terror attack in NY claims 8 – Kuwaitis safe NEW YORK, Nov 1, (Agencies): An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City followed plans laid out by the militant Islamic State group and planned the attack weeks in advance, US investigators said on Wednesday. Police said they …

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Concern mounts over rise of pivotal Shia militia commander

Involved in embassy bombings, assassination bid in ’80s Kuwait, Iraq militiaman snubs US call for force to disarm BAGHDAD, Oct 31, (AP): With the Islamic State group driven from nearly all of Iraq, US officials have suggested that the thousands of mainly Shiite paramilitary fighters who mobilized against the Sunni …

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9 headless bodies found in Tokyo flat

ZAMA, Japan, Oct 31, (AFP): Japanese police have found nine mutilated bodies hidden in containers with their heads cut off and flesh stripped in a suburban Tokyo flat, media reported Tuesday. Tokyo police have arrested 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi who reportedly confessed to hacking the flesh off the bodies and throwing …

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‘Honour’ killings continue in Pakistan despite new law

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31, (AFP): A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the fl ow of “honour killings”, scores of young women in deeply conservative Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family. The shocking murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel …

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Saudi Arabia to allow women attend sports events

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events, preparing special sections in three selected stadiums from early next year in another step toward opening public spaces to women. The stadiums in Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh will be set up to accommodate families from early …

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