UN Security Council passes binding resolution on jihadists

UNITED NATIONS, United States: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday led the UN Security Council in unanimously approving a binding resolution on stemming the flow of foreign jihadists to Iraq and Syria. The resolution requires all countries to adopt laws that would make it a serious crime for their nationals to join jihadist groups such as Islamic More...

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No sign Afghan leaders want to change draft security pact: US official

NEW YORK: A senior U.S. officialexpressed confidence on Wednesday that a security deal with Afghanistan will be finalized after President-elect Ashraf Ghani takes office next week, saying there is no sign the country’s More...

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IS fighters advance in Syria despite US strikes

DAMASCUS/ MURSITPINAR Turkey: US and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria again on Wednesday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters’ advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told More...

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Ukrainian leader hopes October election will bring mandate for reforms

KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he hoped a reformist parliamentary majority would emerge from an election next month to push through an ambitious reform programme to make the country More...

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Third Colombian admits role in killing of US agent

WASHINGTON: A third Colombian pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in the kidnap and murder of a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent in Bogota last year, the US Justice Department said. Hector Leonardo More...

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Floods kill at least 55 in northeast India

GUWAHATI: At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in flash floods and mudslides in India’s northeast after days of heavy rain, local authorities said Wednesday. The chief minister More...

By admin On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Australian Muslims face threats over terror attacks

SYDNEY: Australia’s Islamic leadership called for restraint on Wednesday as it emerged that Muslims and mosques had been targeted in a backlash over fears about potential terror attacks. Lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh More...

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