Daesh Claims Attack on Yemen’s Army in Hadramawt

ADEN, Yemen, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Daesh claimed responsibility for an attack on the army in the eastern region of Hadramawt on Friday that a security source said killed at least 19 Yemeni soldiers and 35 militants. Earlier on Friday a different security source said Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was responsible for

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Italy, Sweden on High Alert Following Paris Attacks

ROME/STOCKHOLM, Nov. 19 – Police in Italy and Sweden tried to track down suspected militants and increased security around public buildings on Thursday after receiving reports that attacks might be planned on their soil following last week’s mass killings in Paris. Italy’s foreign minister said possible attacks could be aimed at St. Peter’s Basilica in

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EU to Tighten Security Check on Passports In Schengen-area

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM, Nov. 19 – The European Union will tighten checks at external borders of the passport-free Schengen area, including for its own citizens who enjoy free movement within the bloc, to boost security after the attacks in Paris by armed militants. The bloc’s interior and justice ministers, at an emergency meeting in

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Obama Hopes to Close Guantanamo Jail, Expects Congress Resistance

By Matt Spetalnick MANILA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday to press ahead with the release of his plan on how he hopes to close the Guantanamo military prison but said last week’s Paris attacks would stoke further congressional resistance to his efforts. Obama drew a link between a bid

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Egypt Elections: A Matter of Life and Death in North Sinai

By Ahmed Aboulenein and Ahmed Mohamed Hassan ARISH, Egypt, Nov 19 – On Oct. 24, Mostafa Abdelrahman stepped out of his home in Al Arish, the sand swept capital of Egypt’s North Sinai province. Within seconds, two men pulled up on a motorcycle and shot him dead. His campaign for parliament was over. The same

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U.S. Warns of Attack Threat in Rome as Italy Seeks Five Suspects

ROME, Nov 19  – U.S. authorities have warned of potential militant attacks in Italy, whose security services are looking for five possible suspects, Italy’s foreign minister said on Thursday. Speaking to state broadcaster RAI, Paolo Gentiloni referred to “possible terrorist attacks” that could be aimed at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome or the cathedral or

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Germany Says Arrested Man Likely Arms Runner, Paris Link Unclear

BERLIN, Nov 19  – A man from Montenegro who was arrested in southern Germany in early November after guns and explosives were found in his car is probably an arms runner and may have no connection to last Friday’s attacks in Paris, German officials said. The 51-year-old was arrested on Nov. 5 near the Bavarian

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Connecticut Welcomes Syrian Refugee Family After Indiana Slams Door

By Scott Malone Nov 18 – A family of Syrian refugees has settled in Connecticut after the Republican governor of Indiana, where the trio had been headed, said he did not want new refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war to enter his state, officials said on Wednesday. The family included a father, a mother and their

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Honduras Detains U.S. Bound Syrians with Fake Greek Passports

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 18 – Honduran authorities said on Wednesday they had intercepted six Syrian nationals traveling on doctored Greek passports in the past week, including five who had been trying to reach the United States. Police said there were no signs of any links to last week’s deadly attacks in Paris that

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