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Russian Pilot of Plane Downed by Turkey Found Dead in Syria

By Tulay Karadeniz Ankara, Nov 24 – Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian-made warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeatedly warning it over air space violations, Turkish officials said, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. Turkish presidential sources said the warplane was a Russian-made

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Car Bomb Kills Three at Hotel Housing Election Judges in Egypt’s Sinai

CAIRO, Nov 24 – A car bomb exploded outside a hotel housing election judges in Egypt’s North Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring 14, security and medical sources said. The blasts in the provincial capital of Al Arish came a day after the second round of a parliamentary election closed. Egyptian state

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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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Two Palestinian Men, Teenage Girl Fall Victim to Israeli Forces’ Gunfire

By Maher Abu Khater Ramallah Nov 22 –Israelis killed on Sunday in three separate incidents, three Palestinians in the West Bank, one of them a 16-year-old schoolgirl. Soldiers opened fire and killed a 31-year-old Palestinian resident of Beit Fajjar, north of Hebron, after he stabbed and killed an Israeli woman near the Gush Etzion settlement

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Brussels Wears Deserted Look as Belgium Reviews Alert Status

BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Belgian security officials were set to review on Sunday whether to keep Brussels on maximum alert, leaving the public to wonder whether the blanket metro closure and cancellation of events could continue into the working week. Prime Minister Charles Michel has advised the public to be alert rather than panic-stricken,

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How Did Authorities Miss The ‘Red Flags’ Before Paris Shootings?

By John Irish, Robert-Jan Bartunek and Orhan Coskun PARIS, Nov 22 – There were multiple chances to stop the men who attacked Paris. In January, Turkish authorities detained one of the suicide bombers at Turkey’s border and deported him to Belgium. Brahim Abdeslam, Turkish authorities told Belgian police at the time, had been “radicalized” and

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Belgium Raises Alert Level to Highest, Shuts Brussels Metro

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, Nov 21 – Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a “serious and imminent” threat of an attack. A week after the Paris attacks carried out by Daesh militants, of whom

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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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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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