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Five injured in Canada ‘act of terrorism’ – Suspect arrested

MONTREAL, Oct 1, (AFP): Canadian police arrested a man early Sunday suspected of stabbing an officer and injuring four pedestrians in a series of violent incidents being investigated as an “act of terrorism.” The crime spree began Saturday evening outside a football stadium in the western city of Edmonton and …

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Hundreds injured as defiant Catalans vote – Police seize ballot boxes

BARCELONA, Oct 1, (Agencies): Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday, confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain as Madrid asserted its authority over the rebel region. Police broke down doors to force entry into …

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Iran, Iraq pressure Kurds – Oil embargo … border posts

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept 30, (AFP): International pressure mounted on Iraqi Kurdistan Saturday after its controversial independence “yes” vote, with neighbouring Iran announcing joint border drills with Iraq and banning fuel trade with the autonomous region. A day after a cut in foreign air links with the region, Iran’s state broadcaster …

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Syria strikes kill 28 civilians – Surge in raids leads to hospital closures

BEIRUT, Sept 30, (AFP): At least 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against jihadists, a monitor said Saturday. Four children were among the dead in the overnight strikes on the town of Armanaz, in …

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Futuristic skyline: Dubai dreams of ‘flying taxis’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept 30, (Agencies): With a whirling buzz from 18 rotors, the pilotless helicopter gently lifted off the ground and soared up into the afternoon sky, the spire of the world’s tallest building visible behind it. The recent unmanned flight by the German-made electric Volocopter represents the …

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Immigrants line up to renew work permits as program ends

The line stretches down the block before the sun rises in Los Angeles, made up of immigrants seeking help to renew their work permits under a program that has shielded them from deportation but is now nearing its end. Ivan Vizueta, a 25-year-old from Long Beach, California, brought a folding …

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Kuwait 42nd most popular destination for expatriates

Expat Explorer Survey 2017 covers 46 countries KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Kuwait ranked sixth in the Middle East and 42nd out of 46 countries declared as the world’s most popular destinations for expatriates, according to the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2017 which polled about 30,000 migrant workers across the world, …

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Project to protect youth from terrorism, extremism

New project aims at setting up centers in all governorates KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: The government will soon adopt a project for ensuring protection of youths from terrorism and extremism, with the participation of Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information, Public …

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Contradictory crackdown on mosque ‘extremism’

ISLAMABAD, Sept 28, (Agencies): Despite public humiliation and periods of house arrest, the former leader of Pakistan’s notorious Red Mosque is inspiring a new generation of extremists with his old rhetoric — highlighting Islamabad’s ambivalent attempts to bring religious hardliners to heel. Ten years after the military raid on his …

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