Thursday, 12 December 2019

Tag Archives: terrorism

Pakistani man hailed as hero for tackling gunman in Norway mosque shooting

Retired Pakistani Air Force officer Mohammad Rafiq , 65, approached the attacker first, the mosque said. “I suddenly heard shooting from outside,” Rafiq told the reporters. He intercepted and grabbed the gunman, who stuck his finger in Rafiq’s eye. Another man ran up to help. “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a ...

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Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

NEW YORK: A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations. Con Ed President Tim Cawley insisted the Saturday night blackout that darkened more than 40 blocks of ...

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UN conference to combat terrorism kicks off in Nairobi

NAIROBI: African counter-terrorism must be holistic, well-funded, underpinned by respect for human rights, and most importantly backed by strong political will to defeat terrorism, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. Guterres addressed the official opening of the African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to ...

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New Zealand police charge mosque attacker with terrorism

CHRISTCHURCH: The man accused of killing 51 people in the Christchurch mosques attack has been charged with terrorism, New Zealand police have said. Brenton Tarrant was charged with “engaging in a terrorist act”, police said in a statement on Tuesday. He is already facing charges of murder and 40 of ...

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US revises travel advisory for citizens in India

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has issued a travel advisory for its citizen in India asking them to exercise “increased caution due to crime and terrorism”. The State Department urged US citizens to not travel to Indian-controled Kashmir (IoK) due to “terrorism and civil unrest”. It also urged caution against traveling within ...

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Brussels mulls adding Saudi Arabia to EU dirty money blacklist

BRUSSELS: The European Commission proposed adding seven countries including Saudi Arabia to the European Union’s (EU) money laundering blacklist of governments that do too little to thwart the financing of terrorism and organised crime. The new countries targeted by the commission, including Saudi Arabia and Panama, would join another 16 ...

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‘Package bombs’ sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN and high-profile Democrats

WASHINGTON: Former US President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were among the targets of suspected package bombs delivered to several high-profile Democrats and CNN, which the FBI said it was investigating as an act of terrorism. At least eight suspicious parcels were intercepted before reaching any ...

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Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday said its citizens were unable to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as the two countries remain bitterly locked in a diplomatic dispute. “There is no chance this year for Qatari citizens and residents to travel for hajj,” a government official told ...

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Pakistan’s anti-terror financing measures cause of concern: US

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) has said the international community has concerns about the government of Pakistan not rectifying deficiencies in the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism strategies. In response to a question about a US motion to put Pakistan on a global terrorist financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering ...

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