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14 killed in IS bombings in Egypt’s Sinai

14 killed in IS bombings in Egypt’s Sinai

CAIRO:Two bomb attacks claimed by Egyptian jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group killed on Sunday at least 14 people in the restive Sinai Peninsula, including 11 security personnel. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has carried out a slew of attacks ...

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Siberia wildfire kills five with scores hurt

Siberia wildfire kills five with scores hurt

MOSCOW :Five people died and scores were injured when a wildfire caused by the burning of dry grass swept through southern Siberia, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents, Russian officials said Sunday. Sixty-two people have been hospitalised and 11 ...

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Islamic State group destroys ancient ruins of Nimrud

Islamic State group destroys ancient ruins of Nimrud

BAGHDAD”Islamic State militants hammered, bulldozed and ultimately blew up parts of the ancient Iraqi Assyrian city of Nimrud, destroying a site dating back to the 13th century B.C., an online militant video purportedly shows. The destruction at Nimrud, located near ...

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Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

Obama advised to take Cuba off terror list

PANAMA CITY:US President Barack Obama has been advised by aides to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a major hurdle in his diplomatic thaw with Havana. With Obama due to arrive in Panama on Thursday for ...

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Iraqis do not want to be ‘puppets’ of Iran: US

Iraqis do not want to be ‘puppets’ of Iran: US

WASHINGTON:US Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that Iraqi leaders have asserted the country s sovereignty in their war against terrorists and do not want to be “puppets” of Iran or other outside powers. In last month s battle over the town ...

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French envoy Vedrine pushes new UN veto rules

French envoy Vedrine pushes new UN veto rules

UNITED NATIONS :France dispatched ex-foreign minister Hubert Vedrine this week on a fact-finding mission to push for new rules limiting veto use by the UN s five powers. France launched an initiative in September to persuade the other four Security Council ...

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