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Muslim rebel group sounds IS alarm – MILF seeking to prevent militants from gaining foothold

DATU SALIBO, Philippines, Aug 23, (AFP): The Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group said Wednesday it had lost 10 fighters in battles to stop a “growing …

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Trump talks tough on Pakistan – US commits to open-ended Afghan war

WASHINGTON/KABUL, Aug 22, (RTRS): President Donald Trump committed US troops to an open-ended war in Afghanistan, a decision the Afghan government welcomed on Tuesday but …

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US, Qatar stage exercise – Row over Hajj

DOHA, Aug 22, (Agencies): Qatari and US paratroopers held a joint training exercise in crisis-hit Doha on Tuesday which American officials said reinforced “the enduring …

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Cell planned larger attack – International connections probed

MADRID, Aug 22, (AFP): An alleged member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge Tuesday that he …

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‘Triple talaq unconstitutional’ – Instant divorce banned

NEW DELHI, Aug 22, (Agencies): India’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, ending a …

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US says some remains of sailors found

Search and rescue ops continue after warship, oil tanker collision SINGAPORE, Aug 22, (AP): Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. …

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Barcelona attack fugitive shot dead – Suspect left van attack site on foot

FIFTEENTH VICTIM MURDERED IN CAR-JACKING ESCAPE SUBIRATS, Spain, Aug 21, (Agencies): A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot …

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Finland seeks detention of 5 – Suspect in stabbing asylum seeker

HELSINKI, Aug 21, (RTRS): Finnish police have requested that all five people arrested after a man went on stabbing rampage last week, killing two people …

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Qatar denies blocking Saudi Hajj pilgrimage flights – Pilgrimage turns into point of contestation

DOHA, Aug 21, (AFP): Qatar on Monday denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Makkah, …

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Raqqa families make daring ‘escape’ from IS stronghold

Russia boosts air campaign to help recapture key Syrian city RAQQA, Syria, Aug 21, (Agencies): As Shawakh al-Omar huddled with 16 relatives in a single …

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