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Shock in suburbia for neighbours of the London ‘bombing’ suspect

SUNBURY, United Kingdom, Sept 19, (AFP): Neighbours of the teenage chief suspect in the London Underground train bombing voiced their shock Monday as their quiet suburb was teeming with police operating behind a temporary metal security wall. Residents of Sunbury-on- Thames voiced their sympathy for the elderly foster parents looking …

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Kuwait complies with UN on Pyongyang

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18, (KUNA): Kuwait’s decision to cut North Korean diplomatic presence in the country follows a UN Security Council plan to stiffen sanctions on Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear tests, said a source at the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry on Monday. Among the measures taken by Kuwait include …

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Ex-foster children grilled over London bomb – Iraqi, Syrian held under Terror Act

LONDON, Sept 18, (Agencies): The two suspects detained over last week’s London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports. The 18-year-old was detained Saturday at the …

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20,000 hardliners rally for Rohingya – Extremists ‘threat’: India

NEW DELHI, Sept 18, (Agencies): India’s government said Monday that it has evidence there are extremists who pose a threat to the country’s security among the Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and settled in many Indian cities. India’s Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed on behalf of two …

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US flies bombers over Koreas

‘Sanctions will spur N. Korea to hasten nuke plans’ SEOUL, South Korea, Sept 18, (Agencies): The US military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over …

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Baghdad to deport 500 DAESH wives

BAGHDAD, Sept 18, (AFP): Iraq moved 500 wives of Islamic State group jihadists to a detention centre in preparation to deport them after they were captured along with 800 children, a councillor said Monday. The women and children were detained in Iraq’s second city Mosul, capital of Nineveh province and …

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Kuwait determined to back UN peace effort – PM to UNGA

NEW YORK, Sept 17, (KUNA): Representative of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Saturday Kuwait was determined to back UN for achieving global peace and security. His Highness the Prime Minister, in New York …

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Qatar to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, a second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthening diplomatic dispute with its neighbours. Qatari defence secretary Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart Michael Fallon signed a “statement of intent” for …

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Philippines Army captures ‘pro-IS’ base in besieged city – Priest rescued

MARAWI, Philippines, Sept 17, (Agencies): The Philippine military said Sunday it had captured the command centre of Islamic State (IS) group supporters who have besieged a southern city for nearly four months. Security forces have engaged in ferocious street-tostreet combat and launched airstrikes in their efforts to expel the fighters …

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