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International

Jihadists kill 12 in raid on Iraq police trainees – Arab-Kurd fighters kill 16 DAESH near Raqa

TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan 3, (Agencies): Suicide attackers from the Islamic State group killed at least 12 Iraqi forces Sunday in a brazen attack on police …

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IS threatens UK in new execution video – Five ‘spies’ killed

BEIRUT, Jan 3, (AFP): The Islamic State group threatened Britain in an Internet video Sunday showing the killing of five “spies” it said worked with …

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Saudi asserts itself with execution but risks escalation: experts – Riyadh shrugs off Iran’s reaction as ‘irresponsible’

DUBAI, Jan 3, (AFP): Saudi Arabia’s execution of a leading Shiite cleric reflects an assertive but risky new approach that threatens to escalate its proxy …

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Saudi executes Shiite cleric, 46 others – GULF NEIGHBOURS REAFFIRM SUPPORT FOR RIYADH EFFORTS AGAINST TERRORISM

RIYADH, Jan 2, (Agencies): Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia executed Saturday a prominent Shiite cleric, who had been behind anti-government protests, drawing angry condemnation from Shiite-majority …

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Dubai blaze raises ‘design’ questions – 3rd high-rise fi re in 3 yrs

DUBAI, Jan 2, (RTRS): A blaze that engulfed a Dubai skyscraper on New Year’s Eve — the emirate’s third high-rise fi re in three years …

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Somali al Shebab militants use Donald Trump in recruiting film

RIYADH, Jan 2, (Agencies): Somalia’s Islamist militant group al Shebab has released a recruitment film in the form of a documentary about racial injustice in …

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South India temples bar jean-wearing devotees

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (AFP): Hindu temples in southern India began turning away devotees wearing western clothes Friday after a court order banning jeans and …

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‘No Kuwaiti soldier killed in Yemen’ – Saudi says 3 civilians killed in missile fire

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1, (Agencies): The Kuwaiti Defense Ministry has denied reports that a Kuwaiti soldier participating in the Operation Renewal of Hope was killed …

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Hacker attack blacks out BBC’s ‘websites’

LONDON, Jan 1, (AFP): Hackers brought down the BBC’s websites for several hours on Thursday in a large-scale hacking attack, the British public broadcaster reported. …

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Bahrain sentences man to death, jails 22 others from terrorist group – 23 convicts’ citizenship revoked, two fined BD 200,000

DUBAI, Jan 1, (Agencies): A Bahraini court sentenced a Shiite citizen to death and jailed 22 others for life Thursday for forming a “terrorist group” …

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