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Russian metro bomb suspect a Muslim born in central Asia: investigators

By REUTERS Tue Apr 4, 2017 By Denis Pinchuk and Hulkar Isamova | OSH, KYRGYZSTAN/ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA A Russian suicide bomber originally from mainly Muslim Kyrgyzstan detonated the explosives in a St Petersburg train carriage that killed 14 people and wounded 50, authorities said on Tuesday. The suspect had radical Islamist links, Russian media cited law enforcement officials as saying, raising the ...

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Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship: Former anti-piracy director

By Straits Times Monday, April 3, 2017 Somali fishermen in a fishing village in Bandarbeyla in Somalia’s Puntland region. Locals have been upset about foreign fishermen flooding into their waters.PHOTO: EPA   BOSASSO, Somalia (REUTERS) – Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial vessel off the coast of Somalia, the second attack in weeks after years without such seizures, industry and security ...

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Sisi, Trump vow to fight terrorism together

By Ahram Online Monday 3 Apr 2017 US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 3, 2017 (Photo:Reuters)   Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with US President Donald Trump on Monday, where the two announced they would be cooperating in the fight against terrorism. ...

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Turkish deputy PM brings goodies to Mogadishu

Sunday, April 2, 2017 Some of the earthmovers donated to Somalia by the Turkish government on April 2, 2017. ABDULKADIR KHALIF | NATION MEDIA GROUP   Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday with a bag of goodies. Mr Kaynak and his delegation were received at Mogadishu’s the Aden Abdulle International Airport by Somalia’s Deputy PM ...

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Va. Woman Sentenced for Supporting Terrorist Organization

Saturday, April 1, 2017 Getty Images Two women who used an internet chat room to raise several thousand dollars for the Somali militant group al-Shabab have been sentenced to prison. Muna Osman Jama, 36, of Reston, Virginia, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 46, of Kent, Washington, had previously been convicted of providing support to a terrorist organization. On Friday, Jama was ...

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Alleged Islamic State sympathisers arrested over plot to bomb Venice’s Rialto Bridge

Friday 31 March 2017 Police swoop after suspects allegedly celebrated the Westminster terror attack and suggested an attack on the Rialto Bridge. Fisnik Bekaj, Dake Haziraj, and Arjan Babaj By Gary Anderson, News Reporter Three alleged Islamic State extremists have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to blow up the Rialto Bridge in Venice. The group had expressed unconditional support for ...

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Japan racism survey reveals one in three foreigners experience discrimination

Daniel Hurst in Tokyo @danielhurstbne Friday 31 March 2017 Justice ministry sent survey to thousands of foreign residents to gain an unprecedented glimpse into their experiences About 30% of the respondents said they had been on the receiving end of discriminatory remarks ‘often’ or ‘sometimes’ Photograph: John Banagan Photography P/L/John W Banagan   Nearly a third of foreigners living in ...

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Indonesian found dead after being swallowed by python

By REUTERS | Thurday, March 30, 2017 | An Indonesian farmer has been found dead inside a 7-meter (23-foot) python after being reported missing on his failure to return home from work on a palm plantation. Village officials cut open the swollen body of the snake in a graphic video taken by a resident of Mamuju, on the eastern island ...

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Arab Summit: ‘Arabs lost confidence in their leaders’

Thursday, March 30, 2017 The summit will do little to end the conflicts in the region, analysts say. Jordan King Abdullah II (R) receives Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi upon his arrival in Jordan, which is hosting the summit of Arab leaders on March 29 [EPA]   By Zena Tahhan Arab leaders are convening near the Jordanian Dead Sea for ...

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