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Will Daesh Claim Stabbing of Italian Doctor in Bangladesh?

DHAKA, Nov 18 – An Italian doctor working as a missionary was stabbed in the neck during an attack by three assailants in northern Bangladesh on Wednesday and was admitted to hospital, police said, reporting the latest in a series of attacks on foreigners. The assault on the 60-year-old man, identified as Father Pero, in

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Gunfire Erupts in North Paris As Police Hunt Suspect

PARIS Nov 18 – Shots rang out in the Saint Denis area of northern Paris early on Wednesday as special police forces launched an operation to catch one of the suspects from Friday night’s shooting in the French capital, a police source told Reuters. French TV station BFMTV said some police had been wounded during

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Tunisia Foils Major Islamist Attack Planned on Resort Town

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Nov 17 – Tunisia has arrested a cell of 17 Islamist militants and prevented a major assault on hotels and security forces in the resort town of Sousse planned for this month, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday. Sousse was the site of one of two major attacks claimed

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German Police Chief Plays Down Security Threat From Refugees

BERLIN, Nov 17 – There is no sign that Islamist militants have entered Germany posing as refugees to commit an attack, the head of the police has said, responding to concerns following the attacks in Paris that an open-door refugee policy poses a security risk. Holger Muench, president of the BKA federal police, told the

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Yemen’s Exiled President Returns To Aden

ADEN, Nov. 17 – Yemen’s exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned to the southern port city of Aden on Tuesday to rally forces loyal to him in the country’s civil war and oversee a campaign to retake the city of Taiz, a presidency official said. Hadi’s loyalists made advances amid heavy fighting in the southwestern

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Israel’s Army Raid in Refugee Camp Kills Two Palestinians

By Maher Abukhater Jerusalem Nov 16 – An early Monday Israeli army raid on Qalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem left two Palestinians dead, three wounded, and many houses damaged. Camp residents said hundreds of Israeli soldiers raided the camp after midnight to demolish the home of Mohammad Abu Shaheen, who was arrested by Israel

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Polls Show 63 Percent Of Americans Fearful of a Paris-Style Attack

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A majority of Americans want the United States to intensify its assault on Daesh following the Paris attacks, but most remain opposed to sending troops to Iraq or Syria, where the militant group is based, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. That view runs counter to comments by some 2016 Republican presidential

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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 Attackers: What We Know So Far

Belgian intelligence officials suggested on Monday that as many as 20 people could be involved in Friday’s attacks in Paris. At least five of the suspects are French nationals and several others from Belgium according to a report in Reuters. French prosecutors believe that a total of 15 men were involved in the simultaneous attacks:

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