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Online dating couple jailed in UK for Daesh-inspired bomb plot

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Online dating couple jailed in UK for Daesh-inspired bomb plot

AP LONDON: A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website were handed prison sentences Thursday for plotting a Daesh-inspired bomb attack in Britain. Prosecutors say Munir Mohammed, an asylum-seeker from Sudan, and London pharmacist Rowaida El-Hassan met on SingleMuslim.com and bonded over their shared extremist views, exchanging videos of beheadings and other […]

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Greece approves port sale in second-largest city

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Greece approves port sale in second-largest city

Author: APThu, 2018-02-22 03:00ID: 1519322519619594000ATHENS: Lawmakers have approved the sale of a 67 percent stake of the Thessaloniki Port Authority in Greece’s second largest city, in a deal worth 232 million euros ($285 million). Parliament ratified the concession agreement through 2051 which was signed in December with the consortium South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki. The consortium is comprised […]

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Canada rescinds invitation to militant to dine with Trudeau

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  India, World  /  Comments Off on Canada rescinds invitation to militant to dine with Trudeau

AFP NEW DELHI: Canadian officials Thursday admitted a Sikh extremist convicted of attempting to murder an Indian minister had been invited to dinner with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi, in the latest controversy to dog the premier’s week-long visit to India. A statement confirming Jaspal Atwal’s invitation to Thursday’s official event had been […]

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Philippine labor ban to Kuwait stays, may be expanded, says Duterte

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Philippine labor ban to Kuwait stays, may be expanded, says Duterte

Author: APFri, 2018-02-23 20:25ID: 1519320515919346500MANILA: The Philippine president said Thursday that a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipino was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers suffer “human degradation.”President Rodrigo Duterte made the remarks after attending the wake of Joanna Demafelis in […]

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Russian opposition leader Navalny detained over illegal protest

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Russian opposition leader Navalny detained over illegal protest

Author: AFPThu, 2018-02-22 15:27ID: 1519319216749190400MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he was briefly detained Thursday for organizing illegal protests as Russia prepares to hold presidential polls next month.Navalny, who has been barred from challenging President Vladimir Putin in the election, now faces a court hearing and up to 30 days in prison after being formally charged.The […]

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EU, Africa leaders drum up support for impoverished Sahel

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on EU, Africa leaders drum up support for impoverished Sahel

Author: APThu, 2018-02-22 03:00ID: 1519319118849171500BRUSSELS: European Union leaders meet Friday with counterparts from West Africa in a show of support for the impoverished Sahel region that has fallen prey to extremists and is a key transit point for migrants heading to Europe.The meeting in Brussels is meant as a show of political and financial support for the […]

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Basque separatist group ETA to vote on full dissolution by summer

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Basque separatist group ETA to vote on full dissolution by summer

Author: REUTERSThu, 2018-02-22 17:11ID: 1519315169338785700MADRID: Leaders of Basque separatist militant group ETA are asking its members to vote on whether it should dismantle itself completely by the summer, it said in a statement in newspaper Gara. ETA, which killed more than 850 people during a campaign to carve out an independent state in northern Spain and southwest […]

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Britain warns of Daesh attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Britain warns of Daesh attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped

Author: REUTERSThu, 2018-02-22 18:32ID: 1519314234098707000JOHANNESBURG: Britain has warned of a threat of attacks by extremists on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but South African police said they had no evidence militants were behind the incident. Africa’s most industrialized country has a large expatriate community and attracts many […]

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Sinn Fein declares Brexit a ‘clear and imminent threat’ to Ireland

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Sinn Fein declares Brexit a ‘clear and imminent threat’ to Ireland

Author: AFPThu, 2018-02-22 16:55ID: 1519313133988605900LONDON: Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald warned Thursday that Brexit was “a clear and imminent threat” to the island of Ireland and was incompatible with Northern Ireland’s two decades-old peace accord. “The reality is that Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement are not compatible,” the Irish republican leader said, referencing the landmark […]

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Ethiopia releases 1,500 prisoners in eastern Somali region

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Ethiopia releases 1,500 prisoners in eastern Somali region

Author: ReutersThu, 2018-02-22 16:10ID: 1519308505158029700NAIROBI: Ethiopia has released more than 1,500 prisoners in its eastern Somali region, government officials said on social media, days after the government declared a state of emergency to try to tamp down unrest in Africa’s second most populous nation. “On Wednesday, over 1,500 prisoners were released following a pardon by President Abdi […]

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