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Deadly Manila resort blaze no doubt a ‘Daesh attack’, expert tells Arab News

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Deadly Manila resort blaze no doubt a ‘Daesh attack’, expert tells Arab News

JEDDAH: A masked gunman set fire to a gaming room at a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, igniting a toxic blaze that killed 37 people. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Philippine government insisted it was not terror-related. The victims suffocated inside one of the main gambling venues of the upscale […]

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Iraqi forces take one of four districts in Mosul’s ISIS-held enclave

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Iraqi forces take one of four districts in Mosul’s ISIS-held enclave

US-backed Iraqi forces on Friday captured one of the four districts making up the ISIS-held enclave in Mosul, a military statement said. The elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) units took the Sihha district, about one week after the start of operations to dislodge the militants from the enclave and finish off the offensive to capture […]

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Rise of terrorism one of the key challenges in Asia-Pacific, says Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein

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Rise of terrorism one of the key challenges in Asia-Pacific, says Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein

SINGAPORE – One of the key challenges facing the Asia-Pacific is religious extremism and combating the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the region. As the terrorist group suffers losses in the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region is now firmly in its crosshairs, said Malaysia’s Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein Malaysian […]

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Putin on Paris climate change agreement: ‘Don’t worry, be happy’

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Putin on Paris climate change agreement: ‘Don’t worry, be happy’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for calm in the wake of Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement, joking that any bad weather encountered around the globe could now be blamed on ‘American imperialism’. © Mikhail Metzel / TASS / Reuters   Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic […]

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Yemen army gains control of strategic camp in Taiz

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Yemen army gains control of strategic camp in Taiz

Yemen’s National Army on Monday took control of al-Tashrifat military camp in Taiz after days of fighting with Houthi militias. The advancement comes after dozens of Houthi militias were killed and dozens arrested in continuing fierce battles with government forces inside a presidential palace in Yemen’s city of Taiz. Yemeni fighters loyal to the Yemeni […]

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German parliament passes law ending child marriage

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German parliament passes law ending child marriage

The German parliament passed a law ending child marriage late on Thursday night, officially raising the marriageable age to 18. The new law officially makes 18 the minimum age for marriage. Previously, 16-year-olds were allowed to marry adults in certain cases with court permission. A child bride in India. Photo: EPA/DPA The legislation also nullifies […]

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UN slaps sanctions on North Koreans amid US warning

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UN slaps sanctions on North Koreans amid US warning

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Friday (Jun 2) imposed sanctions on 18 North Korean officials and entities as the United States vowed to respond to Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear tests “through other means, if necessary.” The council unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution that put North Korea’s suspected spy chief, 13 other officials and […]

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These are the most prominent Qataris accused of financing terrorism

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These are the most prominent Qataris accused of financing terrorism

A few days ago, leader of the Libyan Combat Front Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam pointed fingers at Qatar and blamed it for arming armed militias in Libya, describing the move as a reflection of its unbalanced policy toward Libya. Not only did this accusation come from the Libyan combat leader, but also from many figures and […]

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Islamic State fighters seal off Mosul mosque preparing for last stand

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Islamic State fighters seal off Mosul mosque preparing for last stand

A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces fires a mortar shell against Islamic State militants positions in western Mosul, Iraq May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis[/caption (Reuters) Islamic State militants have closed the streets around Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque, residents said, apparently in preparation for a final showdown in the battle over their last major […]

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Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban

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Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban

resident Donald Trump’s administration asked the US Supreme Court on Thursday to reinstate its controversial ban on travelers from six Muslim majority nations despite repeated setbacks in the lower courts. In its filing, the government asked the highest court in the land to rule on the legal standing of Trump’s order, appealing a ruling by […]

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