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Indian spy’s role alleged in SL president’s defeat

Indian spy’s role alleged in SL president’s defeat

COLOMBO/NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka expelled the Colombo station chief of India’s spy agency in the run-up to this month’s presidential election, political and intelligence sources said, accusing him of helping the opposition oust President Mahinda Rajapaksa. An Indian foreign ministry ...

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Kerry to co-host talks on Islamic State in London

Kerry to co-host talks on Islamic State in London

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London on Thursday to host with his British counterpart a meeting of members of the coalition against the Islamic State group. Kerry’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the one-day talks with ...

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Afghanistan arrests five over APS attack: source

Afghanistan arrests five over APS attack: source

KABUL: Afghan security forces have arrested five men suspected of involvement in last month’s massacre at a school in Peshawar, an Afghan security source said Saturday. Several gunmen stormed Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar last month, killing 150 people, ...

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Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON: The US military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, along with hundreds of US support personnel, a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Thursday. The US military has ...

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Two reported dead in Belgian counter-terrorism raid

Two reported dead in Belgian counter-terrorism raid

BRUSSELS: Two people were killed during a raid on suspected radicals in the Belgian town of Verviers on Thursday, local media said, raising concerns about security in Europe a week after terrorists killed 17 people in Paris. Judiciary officials confirmed only ...

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Hackers target thousands of French websites

Hackers target thousands of French websites

PARIS: Almost 20,000 websites in France have come under attack from hackers in the aftermath of attacks by gunmen that killed 17 people last week, the defence ministry said Thursday. Arnaud Coustilliere, head of cyber security for the French military, ...

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