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Russia says may have killed Baghdadi

US unable to confirm death of DAESH chief MOSCOW, June 17, (AFP): The Russian army on Friday said it was seeking to verify whether Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed when its warplanes hit the group’s leaders in a night raid in Syria last month. The United States …

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Facebook to be hostile on extremists

SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, (Agencies): Facebook said it is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network “a hostile place” for extremists to spread messages of hate. Pressure has been building on Facebook, along with other internet giants, who stand accused of doing …

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Philippine troops pound Islamists – Death toll passes 300

MARAWI, Philippines, June 17, (AFP): Philippine troops pounded Islamist militants holding parts of southern Marawi city with air strikes and artillery Saturday as more soldiers were deployed and the death toll rose to more than 300 after nearly a month of fighting. Fires erupted and dark plumes of smoke rose …

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IS claims killing of Israeli policewoman – ‘No evidence of IS link’

JERUSALEM, June 17, (Agencies): The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack in Jerusalem for the first time saying it fatally stabbed an Israeli policewoman outside the walled Old City. But the claim, which came with the jihadists facing defeat in their Iraq and Syria bastions, was …

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UN chief, Oman affirm backing Kuwait

U.S. F-15 DEAL, SHIP VISIT ACCENT MILITARY TIES TO QATAR NEW YORK, June 15, (Agencies): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his full support for Kuwait’s efforts to deescalate tension and promote an effective dialogue, his spokesman said on Wednesday. UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the Secretary-General has been following the …

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Qatar’s migrant workers may suffer from diplomatic ‘crisis’ in the Gulf

Expats worry about food prices, jobs DOHA, June 15, (AFP): Ajit, an Indian electrician, is just seven months into his new job but right now he is a worried man, like many other members of the huge migrant workforce in Qatar. He frets not only about his job, his future …

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Gulf crisis a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Qatar port

New direct shipping routes launched to cope with spat HAMAD PORT, Qatar, June 15, (RTRS): Qatar’s main seaport shows all the signs of having weathered the storm. Workers in hard hats monitor as giant yellow cranes lift hundreds of containers off cargo ships onto lorries waiting ashore. Saudi Arabia, the …

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3 DAESH recruiters on US terror list

WASHINGTON, June 15, (AFP): The Islamic State group’s top India recruiter and a senior coordinator of its European attacks network were named Thursday on the US terrorist sanctions list. The State Department officially named three senior IS officials — Mohammad Shafi Armar, Oussama Ahmad Atar, and Mohammed Isa Yousif Saqar …

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Search for bodies … PM orders inquiry

Tower toll rises to 17 … Many missing LONDON, June 15, (AFP): British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday ordered a public inquiry into the devastating London tower block fire which killed at least 17 people, with firefighters searching for bodies and dozens of people still reported missing. “We owe …

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Turks bid to avoid escalation of crisis

BAHRAIN DETAINS QATAR SYMPATHISER – UN WARNS STATES TO RESPECT RIGHTS ANKARA/DOHA, June 14, (Agencies): Turkey said on Wednesday Qatar’s rift with fellow Gulf Arab states and Egypt was damaging the Islamic world and it would do all it could by diplomatic channels to prevent any escalation. President Tayyip Erdogan, …

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