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Daily Archives: September 17, 2015

Japan legislative committee approves security bills in surprise vote

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has pushed a set of controversial security bills through a legislative committee, catching the opposition by surprise. On Thursday, the bills were moved through the committee despite refusal by the opposition, which says it will not accept the vote, as it took place without their ...

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Al Qaeda systematically dismantled in Fata: Obama

WASHINGTON: The United States has done “an incredible job” in going after and systematically dismantling the core Al Qaeda network in Fata, says US President Barack Obama. “They still pose a threat, but it is much diminished,” he said in a conversation with his troops deployed around the world. A ...

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Saudi Arabia condemns Israeli actions at al-Aqsa mosque

RIYADH (Web Desk) – Saudi Arabia denounced on Thursday what it called violations by Israeli forces of Jerusalem s al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam s holiest sites, which has seen days of clashes between Israeli police and stone-throwing Palestinians. The state Saudi Press Agency quoted an official source describing the Israeli actions ...

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4,000 asylum seekers arrive in Croatia in 24 hours

Nearly 4,000 refugees, mostly from crisis-hit Syria, have entered Croatia from Serbia in the past 24 hours following a move by Hungary to close its borders to them. On Thursday, huge numbers of asylum seekers were continuing to arrive in Croatia, which has become their new path on the long ...

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Enemy infiltration major threat: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemy’s infiltration is among major threats to Iran. The Leader made the comment in a meeting with commanders and officials of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Wednesday. “Economic and security infiltration is not ...

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US invasion of Iraq led to creation of Daesh, Russia says

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Vitaly Churkin says the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the United States led to the ripening of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in the Middle East. In an interview with the Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya on Wednesday, Churkin said Daesh “ripened in ...

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