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Girls’ jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities’ fear

AURORA: The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about…

Irish gloom girls among highlights at taste-making CMJ

More than 1,300 musicians descended on New York for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which provides a stage to emerging artists vying for greater recognition in the industry. While the…

Germany scrambling to counter lure of IS – At least 450 have joined jihadist groups in Syria

BERLIN: At Berlin’s inner-city Carl von Ossietzky high school, Islamic State is on everyone’s lips, says history and politics teacher Nalan Kilic. The pupils, the overwhelming majority of whom have…

Austrian drones fly high, over Ukraine and beyond

WIENER NEUSTADT: In the middle of the Austrian countryside, a few sleek, high-tech drones sit in a bright production hall, ready for missions over Ukraine, the Mediterranean or the Middle…

British forces hand over last base to Afghan troops

CAMP LEATHERNECK: British forces yesterday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds…

Poland bids to reclaim forgotten past as haven for Jews – Jewish leader says today Warsaw is safer than Paris

WARSAW: Poland, the country on whose soil Nazi Germany carried out the darkest acts of the Holocaust, is starting to re-connect with its other role in Jewish history, as a…

Paris’ Picasso Museum re-opens

After a five-year closure for what was supposed to be a two-year refurbishment, Paris’s Picasso Museum re-opened yesterday with arguments over the 52- million-euro ($66-million) project still reverberating. French President…

Moscow airport chief quits after Total crash

MOSCOW: The general director of Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport and his deputy resigned yesterday and Russian investigators detained four other airport employees following a plane crash that killed a top French…

CEO of French oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

MOSCOW: Russian and French experts were investigating yesterday a plane crash at a Moscow airport which killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet…

Mysterious submarine near Stockholm might be Dutch

MOSCOW: A mysterious “foreign vessel” the Swedish military have been searching for off the coast of Stockholm might belong to the Netherlands, a source in the Russian defense ministry was…

Moscow hotel goes ‘halal’ in bid to woo Muslim visitors

No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special “halal” service as Russia tries to attract…

Mystery deepens over Russian sub in Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Mystery deepened yesterday over a Swedish military operation triggered by “foreign underwater activity” off the coast of Stockholm, amid an unconfirmed report of a hunt for a damaged Russian…

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