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3 women held in terror probe

LONDON, May 1, (RTRS): Three young women were arrested under anti-terrorism laws in east London on Monday in connection with a security operation in the capital last week, police said. The two 18-year-old and one 19-year-old women were held on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts, …

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US-backed SDF fighters corner ‘IS’ in Syria city

TABQA, Syria, May 1, (AFP): US-backed fighters cornered the Islamic State group in a last part of Tabqa on Monday, after tearing down a huge jihadist flag that had fluttered over the northern Syrian city. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, were in control …

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Merkel, Sheikh Al Nahyan discuss economic & security cooperation

ABU DHABI, May 1, (Agencies): German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the United Arab Emirates Monday for talks on economic and security issues. Talks covered “bilateral political and economic relations … the crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen as well as …

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Deportation ‘fear’ hits track workers – March against Trump

LOUSILLE, Ky, May 1, (AP): The backside of Churchill Downs hums with activity as workers clean stalls, bathe horses and lead the muscular animals on strolls to cool them down after workouts. The quiet is broken when they speak to each other and the horses — in Spanish. Though they …

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Duterte warm on China – Filipino leader hesitant on US visit

DAVAO, Philippines, May 1, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he may turn down an invitation by Donald Trump to visit the United States, as he welcomed three Chinese warships to his home town. Duterte, who has loosened the Philippines’ long alliance with the United States while strengthening ties …

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Saudi Arabia arrests 46 over ’16 Madinah attack

DUBAI, April 30, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Madinah last summer that was blamed on Islamic State. The suspects, which included foreign and Saudi …

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Court upholds Qatari’s death

DOHA, April 30, (AFP): A Doha court on Sunday upheld the death penalty in the retrial of a Qatari man convicted of murdering a 24-year-old British female teacher. Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah al-Jabr was found guilty of stabbing Lauren Patterson and then burning her body in the Qatari desert in …

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Saudi, German leaders discuss regional and int’l developments

Several MoUs including security, industrial and energy signed RIYADH, April 30, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Sunday the latest regional and international developments. Both leaders also addressed Saudi-German relations and horizons of bilateral cooperation in various fields, Saudi Press Agency …

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Rouhani’s detente policy criticised

EU courts Tehran to boost moderates before polls LONDON, April 30, (Agencies): Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has criticised President Hassan Rouhani for saying his detente policy with the West had caused the threat of war to fade as tensions intensify in Tehran before May election. Rouhani, a pragmatist …

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Boy filmed wearing suicide vest – ‘Jihadi child threat’

SYDNEY, April 30, (Agencies): Police in Australia said Sunday they were investigating a report that the eight-year-old son of a notorious Islamic State fighter was filmed wearing a suicide vest and threatening to kill its nationals. The footage was allegedly of the youngest son of Khaled Sharrouf, who in February …

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