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  • U.S. air strikes kill 17 Islamic State militants in Libya: U.S. military

    September 24, 2017 4:20 PM 3

    WASHINGTON - Six U.S. air strikes on an Islamic State desert camp in Libya killed 17 militants and destroyed three vehicles, the U.S. military said on Sunday. U.S Africa Command said in a statement that strikes on Friday targeted a camp 150 miles (240 km) southeast of Sirte, a city that was once its stronghold in Libya. The camp was used to move fighters

  • ISIS posts video of Singaporean fighter in Syria, security agencies monitoring his activities

    September 24, 2017 10:22 AM

    SINGAPORE - The first known ISIS recruitment video featuring a fighter from Singapore has surfaced on social media, and the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed on Sunday (Sept 24) that security agencies have been monitoring his activities. It said he left Singapore in 2014 to work in the Middle East, where he was believed to have been radicalised

  • Fighter in Islamic State video is believed to be radicalised Singaporean: MHA

    September 24, 2017 10:10 AM 2

    SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday (Sep 24) said it believed a person featured in an Islamic State video was a Singaporean man named Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad. The video, allegedly made by the media wing of Islamic State, features a fighter who claims to be "Abu 'Uqayl from Singapore". The 3min 30sec clip has been circulating on social

  • Bangladesh imposes mobile phone ban on Rohingya refugees

    September 24, 2017 9:19 AM 3

    DHAKA: Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions, officials said Sunday. Bangladesh's four mobile phone providers were threatened with fines if they provide any of the nearly 430,000 newly arrived refugees from Myanmar with phone plans

  • Germans warned against apathy as Merkel heads for fourth term

    September 24, 2017 8:40 AM 4

    BERLIN: Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshadowed by a far-right party entering parliament in more than half a century. After shock election results last year, from Britain's vote to leave the European Union to the election of U.S. President

  • France renews half of senate in test for Macron

    September 24, 2017 8:32 AM 4

    By Dominique Vidalon and Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) – France on Sunday renews half of its senators’ seats, in a vote that is important for President Emmanuel Macron’s reform plans and will be a test of his declining popularity, just four months after his election in May. Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) is not expected to win majority, both because

  • Auditor says he was forced to quit Vatican after finding irregularities

    September 24, 2017 4:35 AM 3

    VATICAN CITY: The Vatican's first auditor-general, who resigned without explanation in June, has broken his silence, saying he was forced to step down with trumped-up accusations after discovering evidence of possible illegal activity. Speaking to reporters from four media organisations including Reuters in the office of his lawyers in Rome, Libero Milone

  • New Zealand's ruling party ahead after poll but kingmaker in no rush to decide

    September 24, 2017 4:02 AM 3

    WELLINGTON: The leaders of New Zealand's main parties prepared on Sunday to start talks with Winston Peters, the leader of a nationalist party who emerged as kingmaker after an inconclusive general election, but Peters indicated he was in no rush to pick a side. Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won the largest number of votes in Saturday's

  • Merkel heads for German poll win, hard-right AfD for first seats

    September 24, 2017 2:40 AM 3

    BERLIN (AFP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday (Sept 24) but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany's post-war history. Voting began at 0600 GMT (2pm Sunday Singapore time) in Europe’s biggest economy and exit polls are announced at 1600 GMT, with few expecting

  • No sound wave, ‘it was natural’: Chinese, South Korean monitors conclude North Korea quake was not nuclear

    September 24, 2017 2:16 AM 3

    After hours of uncertainty, Chinese and South Korean monitors concluded late on Saturday that seismic activity in North Korea was a natural event, and not a nuclear test. South Korea’s weather agency reported a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in an area of North Korea where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but assessed the seismic activity as natural