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Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks killed in raid, says France

The suspected ISIS mastermind of the Paris attacks was among those killed in a police raid north of the capital, France confirmed Thursday, bringing an end to the hunt for Europe’s most wanted man. Authorities said they had identified the corpse of Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud from fingerprints in the aftermath of Wednesday’s raid, in which at least two people ...

Five dead in Palestinian attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank: Israel

A Palestinian fatally stabbed two people in a Tel Aviv office building and three other people were killed in an attack in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Israeli police and the army said. In the latest attack near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the West Bank, a police commander said a Palestinian drove along the shoulder of the ...

Lebanon army detains minor for ‘terror’ links

A 15-year-old boy arrested last week is being held for alleged ties to a “terror” suspect, the Lebanese Army said in a statement Thursday

Kuwait busts ISIS support cell led by Lebanon man

Kuwaiti security authorities have busted an international cell led by a Lebanese man that was sending air defense systems and funds to ISIS, the interior ministry said Thursday. The cell’s chief, identified as Osama Mohammad Khayat, confessed that he raised funds and provided logistical support for the group, which has carried out deadly attacks in Lebanon and France in the ...

IS has threatened to attack Washington in their video

Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington. The video, which appeared on a website used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday’s Paris shootings in which at ...

US states no longer welcome Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks

More than a dozen US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome due to security fears after the Paris attacks. Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan said he was suspending the acceptance of new arrivals until after a review. Alabama, Texas and several other states issued similar statements but a State Department spokesman said the legality of this action was ...

The first Syrian refugee family will arrive in Perth

The first Syrian family of the 12,000 humanitarian intake of refugees, who will arrive in Perth before Tuesday evening, are expected to settle into their new home quickly. Social Services Minister Christian Porter said the family of five – comprising two parents and three children – were from Homs, in western Syria, and had gone through rigorous processing and scrutiny. ...

France will join a global coalition to destroy IS

French President Francois Hollande called on the United States and Russia to join a global coalition to destroy Islamic State after Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris. He said he would table a bill to extend the state of emergency declared after the attacks for three months and would suggest changes to the constitution. France’s military campaign against IS in Iraq and ...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD wins historic majority

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won a historic majority in Myanmar’s parliament, marking the nation’s rejection of decades of military rule. While the results haven’t been officially certified, the win by the National League for Democracy means it will choose the country’s next President. The announcement, made by the election commission Friday, comes on the fifth anniversary of ...

THE ATTACK BOMBER POSED AS REFUGEE, FRENCH SENATOR SAYS

Passport linked to terrorist complicates Syrian refugee crisis The Syrian refugee crisis just got worse, due to the Paris attacks.   Now more than ever, since the Syrian war began 4½ years ago, the crisis can be summed up as damned if you do, damned if you don’t. What made it worse? Sunday’s revelation that at least one of the Paris ...