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International

Indian firm to launch cheapest smartphone

NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (AFP): A little-known Indian company will on Wednesday launch a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a …

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DAESH faces budget crunch; killing perks, slashing salaries

BEIRUT, Feb 16, (AP): Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa …

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Turkey seeks allied ground operation – Russia charges Turks supply IS in Azaz

ISTANBUL/ANKARA, Feb 16, (Agencies): Turkey is asking allies including the United States to take part in a joint ground operation in Syria, as a Moscow-backed …

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‘Islamist militancy European problem’

BRUSSELS, Feb 16, (Agencies): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told European Union lawmakers on Tuesday militant Islam was also a European problem as he …

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162 in Boko Haram slain

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Feb 16, (AP): Cameroon’s special forces have killed 162 Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Goshi, destroying bomb factories and weapons …

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Russia hits Turkey on shelling of Kurds – Ankara warns YPG over Azaz

MOSCOW, Feb 15, (Agencies): Russia said on Monday that Turkey’s shelling of Kurdish and Syrian regime positions in the north of the country was a …

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Jakarta hunts down Islamic State – Homegrown jihadis regroup

JAKARTA, Feb 15, (RTRS): As Indonesian counter-terrorism forces hunt down supporters of Islamic State following last month’s gun and suicide bomb attack in Jakarta, a …

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IS says behind Dagestan blast

JEMIKENT, Russia, Feb 15, (RTRS): Islamic State said its suicide bomber had blown up a car in Russia’s volatile Dagestan that killed two policemen on …

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Tests confirm IS used mustard gas in Iraq last year: diplomat

AMSTERDAM, Feb 15, (Agencies): Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish forces in Iraq with mustard gas last year, in the first known use of chemical weapons …

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Poland not ‘likely’ to send troops to fight IS

WARSAW, Feb 14, (RTRS): Poland is unlikely to send troops to fight against Islamic State, Polish state-run news agency PAP quoted President Andrzej Duda as …

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