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International

IS accused in Syria mustard gas attack; rebels push back regime – OPCW report cites toxic chemicals

BEIRUT, Nov 6, (AFP): Activists accused the Islamic State (IS) group Friday of being behind a deadly gas attack in northern Syria this past summer, …

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US wants tighter security at ‘some’ foreign airports

WASHINGTON, Nov 6, (RTRS): The US Department of Homeland Security is expected to call for tighter security, possibly as soon as Friday, at certain foreign …

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Bahrain busts Iran-linked terror cell – MANAMA ARREST OF 47 FOILS IMMINENT ATTACKS

DUBAI, Nov 5, (Agencies): Bahrain said Wednesday it has uncovered a “terrorist organisation” linked to Iran and arrested 47 of its members, foiling imminent attacks …

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IS likely downed Russian airliner

LONDON, Nov 5, (Agencies): British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was increasingly likely that a bomb brought down a Russian airliner over …

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Russia sends missile system to Syria

MOSCOW, Nov 5, (AFP): Russia has sent anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria to back up its air campaign, the commander of the air force Viktor …

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US warns Nepal at risk of humanitarian crisis

KATHMANDU, Nov 5, (AFP): The United States warned Thursday of a looming “humanitarian crisis” in quake-hit Nepal which is facing crippling shortages of vital supplies …

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IS vows to detail downing

CAIRO, Nov 4, (Agencies): Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate dismissed in an audio message on Wednesday doubts that it had downed a Russian passenger plane over …

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Manila alert to airport extortion

MANILA, Nov 4, (AFP): The Philippine government said Wednesday it was investigating claims of a major extortion racket at the nation’s main airport involving security …

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Police arrest more jihadists – Terrorist cell in Madrid broken up

MADRID, Nov 4, (Agencies): Spanish authorities said Wednesday they had detained two men suspected of being involved in the Islamic State group’s “recruitment and indoctrination” …

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Filipino rebels demand 60m ransom for 3 foreigners – Ransom demand ‘incredible’: Army official

MANILA, Nov 4, (RTRS): A small but violent al-Qaedalinked Islamist group in the Philippines has demanded a billion pesos ($21 million) each for three men …

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