Egypt Border Forces Fatally Shoot Five Sudanese Migrants

CAIRO, Nov. 23 – Egyptian border forces shot dead five Sudanese migrants trying to cross from Egypt’s turbulent North Sinai region into Israel on Monday, the military said in a statement. “Law enforcement tasked with protecting the border spotted at dawn today a group of Africans trying to sneak though the international border in cooperation

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Belgium Detains Five More Suspects in Raids Linked to Paris Attacks

BRUSSELS, Nov. 23 – Belgium has detained five more people following raids on Monday morning in the Brussels and Liege regions as it searches the country’s links to the Paris attacks, federal prosecutors said. The federal prosecutors’ office said it had carried out five raids in the Brussels area and two around the eastern city

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Stranded Migrants Block Railway on Greek Border, Call Hunger Strike

By Yannis Behrakis IDOMENI, Greece, Nov 23 – Moroccans, Iranians and Pakistanis on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia blocked rail traffic and demanded passage to western Europe on Monday, stranded by a policy of filtering migrants in the Balkans that has raised human rights concerns. One Iranian man, declaring a hunger strike, stripped to the

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EU Migration Chief Visits Pakistan Following Suspension of Deportee Deal

By Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Union official in charge of migration was in Pakistan on Monday for talks after the country last week suspended a deal to accept deportations from mainland Europe. Pakistan’s rejection of deportees comes at a time when European leaders facing an influx ofmigration are desperate to

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Turkey Calls For Security Council Meeting To Discuss Attacks on Turkmen

ISTANBUL, Nov. 23 – Turkey has called for a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss attacks on Turkmens in neighbouring Syria, sources in the prime minister’s office said, days after Ankara summoned the Russian ambassador in protest over “intensive” bombing of villages. Ankara has traditionally expressed solidarity with the Syrian Turkmens, who are Syrians of

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Kerry To Meet Saudi, UAE Officials on Unifying Syrian Opposition

ABU DHABI, Nov 23 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was set to hold talks with senior Emirati and Saudi officials in Abu Dhabi on Monday to find ways to bring Syrian opposition groups together at a conference that will be hosted by Saudi Arabia next month. The hastily-arranged meetings in the UAE capital

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Iraq Grounds Northern Flights Over Missiles Launched at Syria

BAGHDAD, Nov 22 – Iraq said it was suspending flights between Baghdad and the northern cities of Erbil and Sulaimaniya for two days starting on Monday due to military traffic from Russia’s air campaign in neighboring Syria. Iraq’s civil aviation authority said in a statement the decision was made “to protect travellers and because of

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Rescue Workers Pull Out 100 Bodies From Myanmar Landslide

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State, local officials said on Sunday, and hopes are dwindling that any of an estimated 100 people missing will be found alive. The landslide happened when a mountain of

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Russia Says 11 Militants Who Smuggled Fighters Across Syria Killed

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Russian security services have killed 11 Islamist militants who had been helping smuggle fighters across borders to Syria to join Daesh, the country’s anti-terrorism committee said. It said the militants were holed up in a fortified base in a wooded, mountainous area of the Kabardino-Balkaria republic in southern Russia, near

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Authorities Say No Explosives Found on Turkish Airlines Flight

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, Nov 22 (Reuters) – No explosives were found on a Turkish Airlines flight diverted to Halifax, Canada, after a bomb threat and the plane was cleared to continue its journey, Canadian police and the airline said on Sunday. The flight, originally bound for Istanbul from New York, has now safely departed,

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