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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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Bangladesh restricts ‘Rohingya refugees’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sept 17, (Agencies): Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday took steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, while that nation’s military chief maintained the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold in the country. Bangladesh …

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Amir condemns London terror attack – Teen held

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Friday expressed his condemnation of the terrorist attack on an underground train in southwest London. The denunciation was conveyed in two separate cables sent to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May. His …

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Kuwait asks North Korean diplomats to leave

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 16: Kuwait has informed the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) to reduce the number of diplomats and the level of its diplomats representation in Kuwait to Charge D’Affaires. Sources affiliated to Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “Only four diplomats will remain in …

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