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Pressure mounting on Merkel to close borders to Syrians – Merkel, Juncker put euro’s fate in play if migration not solved

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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Burkina Faso capital security tightens after jihadi attack

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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Burkina Faso capital security tightens after jihadi attack

Burkina Faso capital security tightens after jihadi attack

OUAGADOUGOU: In the wake of a weekend attack that left up to 32 dead, security was beefed up across Burkina Faso’s capital yesterday as businesses and banks reopened. The West African nation also announced a joint effort with Mali in the fight against jihadi elements in the West African region. “Please go ahead and search […]

5 Bangladesh militants jailed for 10 years for bombings

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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5 Bangladesh militants jailed for 10 years for bombings

5 Bangladesh militants jailed for 10 years for bombings

DHAKA: A court in Bangladesh yesterday jailed five militants of a banned Islamist group for 10 years over bombings in 2005 that formed part of a series of blasts across the Muslim-majority nation. The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen group set off nearly 500 bombs almost simultaneously on a single day in 2005, including the capital Dhaka. Subsequent suicide […]

Court acquits Musharraf of rebel leader’s killing – Bomb kills five soldiers in western Pakistan

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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Indonesia at risk of bigger IS-linked attacks: Police – Experience fighters returning from Mideast

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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Indonesia at risk of bigger IS-linked attacks: Police – Experience fighters returning from Mideast

Indonesia at risk of bigger IS-linked attacks: Police – Experience fighters returning from Mideast

JAKARTA: Indonesia is bracing for the return of experienced Islamic State fighters from the Middle East who would be capable of carrying out attacks far more deadly than the assault on Jakarta last week, the country’s police chief said yesterday. Thursday’s attack in the heart of Jakarta was a hastily executed “Plan B” by Islamist […]

Philippine plane warned by ‘Chinese navy’ in disputed sea

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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OPEC sees oil market rebalancing in 2016 – Iran orders oil output boost, UAE sees ‘harm’

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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Penn tells ’60 Minutes’ he was ‘Stunned’ by El Chapo Meeting

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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Rouhani, Obama hail nuke deal as sanctions lifted – US slaps new missile sanctions after prisoners leave Iran

Posted by on 17/01/2016
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Islamic State ‘brand’ spreading worldwide – Jihadists rallying other groups under their banner

Posted by on 17/01/2016
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

IS abducts over 400 in Syria after assault

Posted by on 17/01/2016
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Jerusalem church hit by anti-Christian graffiti

Posted by on 17/01/2016
Filed under Middle East, World

Jerusalem church hit by anti-Christian graffiti

Jerusalem church hit by anti-Christian graffiti

JERUSALEM: Anti-Christian graffiti has been sprayed on a wall of a Jerusalem abbey built where tradition says the mother of Jesus died, police said yesterday, in an incident similar to previous acts blamed on Jewish extremists. The graffiti written in Hebrew on an outside wall of the Dormition Abbey included phrases such as “kill the […]