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Pakistani woman ‘strangled’

A Pakistani woman was drugged, strangled and then her body set ablaze because she helped her friend elope, police said Thursday, announcing the arrest of …

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Saudi Arabia carries out 90th execution of ’16

RIYADH, May 4, (AFP): Saudi Arabia executed a citizen convicted of murder on Wednesday taking to 90 the number of people the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom …

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Belgium jails jihadist recruiters for Syria – Albanian court sentences 9, including 3 Muslim clerics

BRUSSELS, May 4, (Agencies): A Brussels court on Tuesday handed jail terms of up to seven years to 26 members of a group that recruited …

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Bangladeshis held – Extremist cell plotted attacks

SINGAPORE/DHAKA, May 4, (RTRS): Eight Bangladeshi men held in Singapore for allegedly plotting attacks in their homeland had formed an Islamist cell that met in …

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Pilgrims brave threats to flock to Iraq shrine – Political limbo after Green Zone storming

BAGHDAD, May 3, (Agencies): A sea of pilgrims converged on a Baghdad shrine on Tuesday for an annual Shiite religious commemoration, defying fears of further …

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Teachers, politicians in ‘hit-list’ – Police arrest Islamist militants after Singapore alert

DHAKA, May 3, (Agencies): Bangladesh police were Tuesday investigating a new hit-list that includes the head of a university, journalists and ruling party officials, after …

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IS kills Navy SEAL – Kurd defenses breached

WASHINGTON, May 3, (Agencies): The Islamic State group killed a Navy SEAL during an “orchestrated attack” in Iraq on Tuesday, a US defense official said. …

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Riyadh plans new labor scheme – Saudi women to see marriage contracts

RIYADH, May 3, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s government plans a new set of labor quotas and incentives to reduce unemployment as it tries to wean its …

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Binladin Group lays off 77,000

RIYADH, May 2, (AFP): One of Saudi Arabia’s most powerful firms, the Saudi Binladin Group, has laid off 77,000 foreign workers, a Saudi daily reported …

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CIA ‘live tweets’ bin Laden raid – Brennan eyes IS head

WASHINGTON, May 2, (AFP): The CIA has marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting — with a fiveyear delay — …

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