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International

French justice minister quits – ‘Sometimes resisting means leaving’

PARIS, Jan 27, (AFP): French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday in protest over the government’s efforts to strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship …

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Pope asks Tehran to stop spread of terrorism – Rouhani presents Iran as ME trade hub

ROME, Jan 26, (Agencies): Generating economic growth in the Middle East is crucial to defeating extremism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, putting forward …

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Dutch Labour Party supports air strikes against IS in Syria – Islamic State bombing kills two dozens in Homs

AMSTERDAM, Jan 26, (Agencies): The Dutch Labour Party, the junior partner in the coalition government, now supports extending air strikes against Islamic State to Syria, …

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Police kills 10 colleagues in Afghanistan’s volatile south

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan 26, (AFP): A rogue Afghan policeman drugged and then shot dead 10 of his colleagues in the country’s volatile south early Tuesday, …

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Al Habtoor receives the Netherlands’ Ambassador to Abu Dhabi and the Dutch Consul General to Dubai

DUBAI, UAE, Jan 26: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group welcomed His Excellency Frank J. M. Mollen, the Ambassador of the …

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Egyptians mark fifth uprising anniversary against Mubarak – Sisi bans demonstrations; security tightened

CAIRO, Jan 25, (AFP): Egyptians on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak amid tight security and a warning from …

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IS planning for large-scale attacks on Europe – ‘Attacks will be primarily directed at soft targets’

AMSTERDAM, Jan 25, (AFP): The Islamic State group has honed the ability to launch global attacks and is set to focus more on Europe following …

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‘Extremist groups get int’l financing’ – Indonesia province bans small Islamic sect

SINGAPORE, Jan 25, (Agencies): Indonesian extremist groups received international financing from Australia and Syria, the country’s security minister said Monday, adding to fears that jihadists …

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France, India ink Rafale deal – Threats won’t stop Paris fighting terror: Hollande

NEW DELHI, Jan 25, (AFP): India and France have signed an agreement on the long-delayed purchase of 36 French Rafale fighter jets but have yet …

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Speaker calls for Islamic cultural battle against terror, raps Tehran

BAGHDAD, Jan 24, (KUNA): President of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIPU) and Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim called on Sunday for waging an “Islamic …

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