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Syrian Qaeda call for attack on Russia over its air strikes – Nusra Front issues bounties for Assad, Hezb chief

BEIRUT, Oct 13, (AFP): Al- Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate called for jihadists to attack Russia over its air strikes in Syria, as rockets hit Moscow’s Damascus embassy Tuesday where demonstrators had gathered to back the intervention. Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed Washington for refusing to cooperate on Syria, saying “some of …

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Migrant arrivals 170K in Sept – Austria jails human trafficker

BRUSSELS, Oct 13, (Agencies): Some 170,000 irregular migrants entered the European Union in September, the bloc’s border agency Frontex said on Tuesday, taking the total for the year so far to 710,000. That compares with 282,000 migrants crossing irregularly for the whole of 2014 as Europe faces its biggest refugee …

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‘BUK’ downed MH17 – Ukraine bans Russian flights

GILZE-RIJEN, Netherlands, Oct 13, (Agencies): Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russianmade BUK missile, the Dutch Safety Board concluded on Tuesday in its final report on the crash in July 2014 that killed all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch. But the …

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Three dead as Jerusalem sees bloodiest day in rising unrest

JERUSALEM, Oct 13, (AFP): Jerusalem suffered its bloodiest day yet Tuesday in a wave of unrest, with at least three people killed and many wounded in shooting and carand- knife attacks on Israelis. One of the attacks, which saw an assailant open fire on a bus, marked the first assault …

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Prince Alwaleed receives French PM – Political, economic, cultural matters discussed

RIYADH, Oct 13: HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) received at his office in Riyadh, today Tuesday Oct 13, HE Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister who was accompanied by StÈphane Romatet, Diplomatic Advisor, Ibrahima Diawadoh N’Jim, Advisor to the Prime Minister and …

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Japan FM says nuclear deal will speed Iran cooperation

Japan’s foreign minister said on a visit to Tehran Monday he hoped Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers would be swiftly implemented because his country wants to benefit from it. Fumio Kishida, who was accompanied by Japanese business executives, said a cooperation council was to be set up with Iran’s …

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IS prime suspect in Turkey bombing as protests erupt – Opponents vent anger at Erdogan

ISTANBUL, Oct 12, (RTRS): Turkey’s government said on Monday Islamic State was the prime suspect in suicide bombings that killed at least 97 people in Ankara, but opponents vented anger at President Tayyip Erdogan at funerals, universities and courthouses. The father of three men wounded in the blasts told Reuters …

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Baghdadi likely not in targeted convoy

CAIRO, Oct 12, (Agencies): Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was probably not in a convoy hit by air strikes near the Syrian border on Sunday, senior Iraqi security officials said on Monday. Iraq’s military had said that the reclusive Baghdadi was taken away in a car after the assault …

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5 Islamists arrested

Bangladesh police said Monday they had arrested five Islamists for the attempted murder of a Christian pastor whose throat was slashed in the latest of a string of attacks blamed on religious extremists. The five members of the outlawed Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) group have been detained on suspicion of …

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