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Iranian general killed in Israeli Syria raid

Iranian general killed in Israeli Syria raid

TEHRAN: Iran confirmed Monday that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese group Hezbollah. “General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi and a number of fighters and Islamic Resistance ...

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Government letter to British imams stirs controversy

Government letter to British imams stirs controversy

LONDON: Britain’s biggest Muslim association on Monday accused the government of stoking Islamophobia and making a far-right argument over a letter urging community leaders to do more to root out extremism. But Prime Minister David Cameron defended the letter saying ...

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Bangladesh ends confinement of opposition leader Zia

Bangladesh ends confinement of opposition leader Zia

DHAKA: Bangladesh Monday ended its confinement of opposition leader Khaleda Zia after a surge in political violence left 27 people dead, but her party vowed to continue a nationwide transport blockade. Zia had been barred from leaving her office for ...

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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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