Security Concerns Hang Over Asia-Pacific Summit

By Matt Spetalnick and Manuel Mogato MANILA, Nov 17 – U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders arrived in Manila on Tuesday for the first of two regional summits that were supposed to bolster trade and security ties but have been clouded by the Daesh threat half a world away. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

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Anonymous Hackers Declare Cyber War On Daesh

LONDON, Nov. 16 – The Anonymous hackers collective is preparing to unleash waves of cyberattacks on Daesh following the attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people, it said in a video posted online. A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask said Daesh militants who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks were “vermin” and

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Police Raid Homes in France, Vow “It’s Just the Beginning”

By Chine Labbé and Crispian Balmer PARIS, Nov 16 – Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following Friday’s Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was the possible mastermind. Prosecutors said one of the killers had been stopped and fingerprinted in Greece last

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Paris Attacks Reverse Global Market Losses

LONDON, Nov. 16 – European shares reversed early losses on Monday and the safe-haven yen fell against the dollar with no long-term economic impact seen from Friday’s attack in Paris. Asian shares hit six-week lows as investors bought into traditionally safe investments, including gold, the yen and low-risk government debt. However, gold came off session

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Israeli Troops Kill Two Palestinian Gunmen in West Bank Raid

By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 16 – Israeli troops killed two Palestinian gunmen during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Monday that was sparked by an army incursion to demolish a jailed militant’s family home, Palestinian medical sources and residents said. At least three other Palestinians in Qalandia refugee camp, near

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FIFA Ethics Committee Bans Officials From Nepal, Laos

VIENNA, Nov. 16 – The ethics committee at world soccer body FIFA has banned two officials from Nepal and Laos for taking cash during elections, it said on Monday. Ganesh Thapa, president of the All-Nepal Football Association, was banned for 10 years and fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($19,870), while Viphet Sihachakr, president of the Laotian

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China Calls For Uighur Militants To Be Targeted In Global War On Terror

BEIJING, Nov. 16 – The struggle against Islamist militants in China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang should become an “important part” of the world’s war on terror, China’s foreign minister said, following the attacks in Paris. Hundreds of people have died in unrest in Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people, and other

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G20 Summit In Turkey Focuses On Syria, Daesh Militancy

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 15  – U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday to step up efforts to eliminate Daesh and prevent more attacks like those in Paris, while urging Russia’s Vladimir Putin to focus on combating the jihadist group in Syria. British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will also urge President Vladimir Putin on

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France Launches Air Strikes in Syria; Paris Investigation Widens

By Emmanuel Jarry and Robert-Jan Bartunek PARIS/BRUSSELS, Nov 15 French warplanes pounded Daesh positions in Syria on Sunday as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people. Daesh has claimed responsibility for Friday’s suicide bombings and shootings, which have re-ignited a row over Europe’s refugee crisis

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France Names First Attacker of Paris Carnage

By Bate Felix and Crispian Balmer PARIS, Nov 15 – French police questioned on Sunday relatives of one of the suicide attackers who brought carnage to Paris as a row over Europe’s refugee crisis re-ignited, with conservatives demanding an end to “the days of uncontrolled immigration.” Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters that three jihadist

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