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France boosts IS fight; Brussels ‘locked down’

BRUSSELS, Nov 23, (Agencies): France launched military missions over Islamic State areas in Syria and Iraq Monday from a newly-deployed aircraft carrier as Brussels was locked down for a third day amid fears of a repeat of the Paris terror attacks. President Francois Hollande met British Premier David Cameron in …

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Tunisia group claims beheading of teen – Shepherd accused of informing army about IS movements

TUNIS, Nov 23, (AFP): A jihadist group claimed the beheading of a young Tunisian shepherd on behalf of Islamic State, accusing him of having informed the army about their movements in the central province of Sidi Bouzid, in a video posted on the Internet Sunday. The killing of 16-year-old Mabrouk …

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Belgium hunts several suspects – BRUSSELS IN LOCKDOWN ON MAXIMUM ALERT

BRUSSELS, Nov 22, (Agencies): Belgium will keep the highest threat level for Brussels on Monday, with the metro as well as schools remaining closed because of a “serious and imminent” threat of coordinated, multiple attacks, the country’s prime minister said. For the rest of the country, a threat level of …

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Putin push for global anti-terror fight – UAE condemns Mali attack

BAMAKO, Nov 22, (Age-ncies): Russian President Vladimir Putin said late Saturday he wanted global cooperation to combat terrorism after Islamist militants killed 19 people, including six Russians, in an attack on a luxury hotel in Mali. Friday’s assault came a week after militants killed 130 people in gun and bomb …

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Moscow says 11 IS fighters killed in N. Caucasus – Fighters open fire on law enforcement officers

MOSCOW, Nov 22, (AFP): Russia said Sunday it had killed 11 fighters linked to the extremist Islamic State group in a special operation in its volatile North Caucasus region. “According to preliminary information, 11 bandits have been neutralised,” Russia’s national anti-terrorism committee said in a statement quoted by TASS news …

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‘US will not relent in IS campaign’ – Malaysia calls IS evil

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 22, (Agencies): President Barack Obama said Sunday that the United States and its international partners “will not relent” in the fight against the Islamic State group and that the world would not accept the extremists’ attacks on civilians in Paris and elsewhere as the “new normal.” …

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Verdict in murder of Kuwaiti woman, mom set for Tuesday – No gun used

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: An Egyptian court has set next Tuesday to issue a verdict in the ‘murder’ of a young Kuwaiti woman and her Saudi mother by an Egyptian driver in cooperation with his relatives, reports Al-Shahed daily. The suspects then reportedly dumped their corpses in a 40-feet deep …

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Three Indian Gamblers held

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: The Farwaniya police have arrested three Indians for gambling in an open area, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the gamblers took to their heels when they saw the police car, but they were chased and arrested. In the meantime, the Khaitan police have also arrested …

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Kuwait to study raising fees for services – 14-day product return in Consumer Law

DUBAI, Nov 22, (Agencies): Kuwait’s government is studying whether to raise fees for its services, Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh said in comments published by the local Al-Rai newspaper on Sunday. Saleh said the study was part of a project to rationalise spending, review subsidies and diversify sources of revenue. “It …

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