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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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Holder of Syrian Passport Found in Paris Attacks Was Asylum Seeker

BY Ivana Sekularac and Igor Ilic BELGRADE/ZAGREB, Nov 15 – The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night’s attacks in Paris was registered as a refugee in several European countries last month, authorities said. The man, identified by Serbian authorities only by his

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World Leaders Express Solidarity With Paris

LONDON, Nov 14 – World leaders responded to Friday’s bloody attacks in Paris with outrage and defiant pledges of solidarity, but several countries said they would tighten security, especially at their borders, and a few urged their citizens not to travel to France. Daesh claimed responsibility on Saturday for the coordinated assault by gunmen and

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Daesh Claims Responsibility for Paris Attacks

CAIRO, Nov 14 – Daesh claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks that killed 127 people in Paris, saying it sent fighters strapped with suicide bombing belts and carrying machine guns to various locations in the heart of the capital. The attacks were designed to show France would remain a top target for the jihadist group

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Gaza’s Stone Throwers

By Sami Abu Salem Young Palestinians, mainly teenagers, head to Beit Hanoun (Erez) border checkpoint north of Gaza every Friday to confront Israeli soldiers. At least 500 meters separate Palestinian groups from the advanced Israeli security line. As the groups grow larger and move closer to the checkpoint, chaos prevails. Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli

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Political Turmoil in Iraq: A Battle of Wills

A crisis between the Iraqi parliament and its prime minister looms large BY  Suadad Al Salhy WHEN the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi introduced his first package of administrative and fiscal reforms in August—including the removal of his predecessor, Nouri Al Maliki as vice president—he was betting that few would dare to oppose him. It

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India [Intolerance] Rising?

BY Zahir Janmohammed It was the best, and perhaps the last chance to thwart the spread of Hindu nationalism, which has tarnished Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s short tenure. Speaking a few days ahead of the elections in India’s critical state of Bihar, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, a biographer of Modi, told Newsweek Middle East that if the

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All The Kings’ Men

The Gulf’s ruling families send their sons to Yemen’s frontline By Leila Hatoum “It is always good [to have] true men by your side,” wrote Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum on his Instagram page some five weeks ago under a photo from the battlefield in Yemen. The image shows the young leader, 26, standing next

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