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New Jersey man sentenced to life in prison for planting bombs, including one that injured more than 30 people

A New Jersey man who planted a pair of improvised bombs in Manhattan in September 2016, injuring more than 30 people when one exploded, said in federal court Tuesday that he doesn’t “harbor hate towards anyone.” But Ahmad Khan Rahimi said he felt targeted by U.S. law enforcement authorities becausehe observed Islam outwardly through his …

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U.S. Suspends Most Security Assistance To Pakistan

After a harshly worded New Year’s Day tweet by President Trump accusing Pakistan of “deceit” and of harboring terrorists, State Department spokeswomon Heather Nauert confirmed Thursday that the U.S. will suspend most security assistance to Islamabad. The cutoff is not permanent, Nauert said, and only affects military assistance. Civilian assistance is not …

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Tunisia bans UAE Emirates airline from landing in Tunis

Tunisia has banned Emirates airline from landing in the capital Tunis after a number of Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its flights. The move comes amid widespread anger in Tunisia, with rights groups condemning “racist and discriminatory” measures. The transport ministry said the measure would stay in place until …

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Pakistan Church Attacked by 2 Suicide Bombers

Two suicide bombers attacked a church packed with worshipers on Sunday in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 30 others, several critically, officials said. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack in Quetta, the capital of the restive Baluchistan Province, …

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Syria war: Putin’s Russian mission accomplished

When Russia launched its military operation in Syria in 2015, the then US President Barack Obama predicted Moscow would get “stuck in a quagmire”. His defence secretary, Ashton Carter, warned that Russia’s approach was “doomed to fail”. Two years on, Russia appears to have proved the doomsayers wrong. On a …

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Why China Wants Syria in its New Belt and Road

China has been actively expanding its influence to the Middle East, and engaging war-torn Syria as part of its signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been a case in point. On November 24, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Political and Media Advisor to the Syrian President Bouthaina …

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UAE strongly condemns terror attack on mosque in Egypt

The UAE has condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist blast that targeted Al Rawdah Mosque in Bir Al Abed, North Sinai Governorate, on Friday. Over two hundred worshippers were killed or injured in the attack. In a statement issued on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation …

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