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France warns jihadists ‘You will die alone’

PARIS: “You will discover hell on earth, and will die alone”-that is the stark message from the French government in a new social media campaign aimed at discouraging would-be jihadists.…

France, Belgium anti-terror raids net 8 more suspects – EU steps up fight against terror

BRUSSELS: Anti-terror raids in France and Belgium netted eight more suspects yesterday as Paris urged its European Union partners to step up the fight against terror financing with new measures…

11 die in NATO training fighter jet crash in Spain

LOS LLANOS MILITARY BASE: Officials investigated yesterday how a fighter jet crashed during NATO training exercises at an air force base in Spain, killing 11 military personnel leaving others with…

Church of England accepts first female bishop

YORK: The Church of England ended centuries of male-only leadership yesterday as Libby Lane became its first female bishop at a grand ceremony in York cathedral, despite fierce opposition from…

Germany halts arms exports to Saudi Arabia – World leaders pay respects on day of mourning

BERLIN/RIYADH: Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of "instability in the region," German daily Bild reported yesterday. Weapons orders from Saudi Arabia have either been…

Global economy brightens after stimulus

DAVOS: The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week’s big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said yesterday. In a panel at…

Anti-IS talks focus on jihadist threat – 21 countries in talks to address ‘the challenge of our time’

LONDON: Top officials from the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group met in London yesterday for the first talks since the Paris attacks with the threat posed by homegrown…

France takes battle against radical Islam into schools

PARIS: France announced new measures yesterday aimed at helping schools combat radical Islam, racism and anti- Semitism in reaction to deadly Islamist attacks two weeks ago. The moves, including more…

Bloody bus attack in Ukraine kills over 41 – Troops abandon airport amid raging battle

DONETSK, Ukraine: At least 41 people were killed in Ukraine’s east yesterday, one of the deadliest days in the separatist war, with a bloody bus shelling in Donetsk as government…

France to get better guns, more intelligence agents to fight terror

PARIS: France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism yesterday, including giving security forces better weapons and protection, going on an intelligence agent hiring spree and creating a better…

EU seeks anti-terror help from Muslim countries – Mammoth rally in Grozny against cartoons

BRUSSELS: EU foreign ministers called yesterday for an alliance with Muslim countries to fight the growing Islamist militant threat as anger over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons fed fresh protests and…

German anti-Islam group vows that it won’t be silenced

DRESDEN: A German group protesting what it calls “the Islamization of the West” vowed yesterday that it won’t be silenced after its weekly rally was canceled following an alleged terrorist…

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