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  • US forces kill IS leader Baghdadi’s aide linked to Turkey nightclub attack

    22 April, 2017 4:32 AM 18

    Washington: The United States disclosed on Friday a secret military ground operation that killed an Islamic State operative seen as a close associate of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and linked to an attack on a Turkish nightclub that left 39 people dead. Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, who was believed to be from Uzbekistan, was killed during the ground assault near Mayadin

  • Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised Islamic State

    22 April, 2017 3:30 AM 27

    Despite an arrest as recently as February, the 39-year-old assailant, Karim Cheurfi, had shown no signs of radicalization, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said, and was released for lack of evidence of a threat. PARIS: The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote spent 14 years

  • Paris Champs-Elysees shooter: An unstable criminal who ‘hated police’

    22 April, 2017 3:05 AM 26

    Paris: The Champs Elysees shooter fits a pattern of many extremists inspired by Islamic State in France in recent years: a violent, unstable criminal not known for any religious conviction. Karim Cheurfi, 39, was described as an oddball by his neighbours in the multi-ethnic suburb of Chelles east of Paris, about a 30-minute train ride from the centre

  • Syrians babies are being named 'Putin' in honour of Russian President

    22 April, 2017 2:39 AM 35

    Syrian families are naming their children Putin as a mark of gratitude for the Russian President's support for his Syrian counterpart in the six-year war, a government official has said. Syrian Ambassador in Moscow Riyad Haddad said Bashar al-Assad had also made Russian the second language in Syria and had donated land near Damascus for a Russian school

  • Taliban Kill 'More Than 50' Afghan Troops In Army Base Attack

    21 April, 2017 9:36 PM 29

    Mazar-i-Sharif: Taliban gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan Friday killing "more than 50 soldiers", officials said. Afghan commandos were deployed during the attack which lasted several hours and targeted soldiers as they attended mosque and ate a meal. Two of the ten attackers blew themselves

  • After Paris Attack, Donald Trump Weighs In On France Vote

    21 April, 2017 9:17 PM 41

    Washington: US President Donald Trump said Friday a deadly attack in Paris would have a "big effect" on France's presidential election and praised far-right candidate Marine Le Pen on immigration, in unusually candid comments before the vote. Trump, who enjoyed breaking with political convention on his way to the White House, likes ruffling political

  • Taliban Attack Afghan Army Base, Killing Dozens

    21 April, 2017 6:02 PM 17

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Dozens of soldiers were killed on Friday when Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers in military uniforms stormed an Afghan Army base in northern Afghanistan, Afghan and Western officials said. The attack on the 209th Corps in Balkh province began around 1 p.m., in a crowded area where soldiers, most of them unarmed, were leaving Friday

  • Tourists Venture Back To Champs Elysees After Attack: 'Vive Paris!'

    21 April, 2017 3:24 PM 31

    Paris: Tourists were back on the Champs Elysees early Friday with a mixture of shock and defiance, a day after a terrorist shot dead a policeman on the world-famous avenue on the eve of France's election. "I needed to get out, to come back here and see the sunshine and that everything was OK," said Lebanese tourist Zeina Bitar, 45, who was shopping on the boulevard

  • Indian techies, IT firms fret as Donald Trump orders US visa review

    21 April, 2017 3:14 PM 20

    MUMBAI: For Grishma, an Indian software designer, President Donald Trump's review of the visa programme for bringing highly skilled workers into the United States comes at a bad time. Fresh from gaining a master's degree in Europe, and with an offer of employment from a well-known US design firm, she was well on her way to fulfilling the ambition of many young

  • Fears Champs Engulf French Election After Policeman Shot In Paris

    21 April, 2017 10:30 AM 27

    Paris: The killing of a policeman on Paris's Champs Elysees claimed by the ISIS group rocked France's presidential race Friday with just two days to go before one of the closest races in recent memory. Bloodshed had long been feared ahead of Sunday's first round of voting after a string of terrorist atrocities since 2015, and shooting on the world-renowned