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‘Moderate Muslim scholars must counter terror thought’ – ‘Fanatics portray wrong image’

Islam does not justify acts of violence against innocent people. However, as in any other religion, it so happens that Islamic teachings of peace and tolerance get twisted, manipulated and exploited by those who seek to achieve their personal interests. Basic Islamic teachings do not forgive, justify or overlook any …

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Man held at UK airport over ‘terror’

LONDON, April 16, (Agencies): Police in Britain Saturday arrested a man at an airport on suspicion of carrying out “Syria-related terrorism offences,” they said. The 18-year-old man from Birmingham, central England, was held at Manchester airport in northwest England after landing in Britain Saturday morning, according to a statement from …

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Skepticism remains over Pakistan’s ability to end militant violence – Tackling ‘terror’ is political minefield

ISLAMABAD, April 6, (AP): Tackling extremism is a political minefield in Pakistan, where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists within the security forces and civil administration for perpetrators of crimes committed in the name of religion. As a result, many remain skeptical of the …

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UAE jails 11 for life over terror

ABU DHABI, March 27, (AFP): A top court in the United Arab Emirates jailed 11 people for life on Sunday after convicting them of jihadist links and plotting “terrorist” attacks in the Gulf country, state media reported. The Federal Supreme court in Abu Dhabi jailed two others for 15 years, …

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Be good … court frees citizen in joining ‘Al Nusra Front’ case

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: The Personal Status Court has instructed a Kuwaiti doctor working in the Ministry of Health to pay KD 5,000 – the value of a car for transporting his daughter and other expenses estimated at more than KD 6,000. According to the case filed by a Kuwaiti …

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14 dead in Aleppo terror attack

AMMAN, March 6, (Agencies): At least fourteen civilians were killed and dozens were injured on Sunday when terrorists struck with mortars and rockets against a busy market place in a residential quarter in the northern city of Aleppo city, Syrian state media said. The mortars that were fired from rebel- …

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US ‘terror update’ warns citizens of far-fl ung threats, urges vigilance

WASHINGTON, March 4, (AFP): The United States updated its “Worldwide Caution” to American travelers Thursday, warning that the Islamic State group, al- Qaeda, Boko Haram, al-Shebab and other terror groups are plotting attacks. The State Department’s warning, which replaces one issued in July, urges US citizens to remain alert in …

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G20 warns over loopholes in fight against terror finance

SHANGHAI, China, Feb 27, (AFP): More needs to be done to combat “loopholes and deficiencies” in the world financial system as part of the fight against terrorism, finance ministers from the G20 group of leading economies said today. In a communique following a meeting in Shanghai, the G20 officials urged …

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‘Terror motive behind killing of policeman’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 27: Interrogations with Abdulaziz Waleed Shaheen Al-Shamlan, the suspect in the hit-and-run case which resulted in the death of a policeman and injuries to several others, revealed terrorist motives behind his act, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to security sources, the suspect appeared normal during interrogations and did …

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5,826 individuals placed on terrorist list – Smoking ban in malls to take effect this week

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: The State Security Department, with the cooperation of intelligence agencies of Gulf, Arab and friendly countries, managed to identify and place 5,826 individuals on the terrorist list, reports Al-Shahed daily. The departments of State Security of brotherly and friendly countries exerted tremendous efforts and coordinated in …

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