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Paris attacks: What we know so far

PARIS, Nov 15: French police have identified the first attacker out of the three teams of gunmen who carried out the worst ever attacks ever visited on Paris, which killed 129 people and wounded hundreds more. The Islamic State group has claimed the carnage carried at some of the French capital’s most popular night-spots, including a sold-out concert hall, ...Full Article

Obama leads chorus of world outrage over Paris attacks

WASHINGTON, Nov 14: US President Barack Obama led a chorus of global condemnation of attacks in Paris that killed more than 100 people on Friday (Nov 13), as nations ...Full Article

US confident ‘Jihadi John’ killed in drone strike

WASHINGTON, Nov 14: The US military said on Friday (Nov 13) it was “reasonably certain” that the Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John” was killed in a drone strike in ...Full Article

Iraq Kurd chief announces ‘liberation’ of Sinjar from IS

SINJAR, Iraq, Nov 14: Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani announced the “liberation” of the town of Sinjar from the Islamic State group on Friday (Nov 13), the latest in ...Full Article

Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF

PARIS, Nov 14: Athletics giant Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field on Friday (Nov 13) over accusations of “state-sponsored” doping as the IAAF scrambled to salvage the ...Full Article

Qatar strongly condemns Beirut bombings

DOHA, Nov 13: Qatar has strongly condemned the twin bombings that targeted the Burj el-Barajneh, in the southern suburb of Beirut on Thursday evening, which killed and injured a number ...Full Article

Iraq Kurds block key IS supply line in battle for Sinjar

MOUNT SINJAR, Nov 13: Iraqi Kurdish forces backed by US-led air strikes blocked a key Islamic State group supply line with Syria on Thursday (Nov 12) as they fought ...Full Article

State funeral for former West German leader Schmidt on Nov 23

BERLIN, Nov 13: Former West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt will be given a state funeral on Nov 23 in his native port city of Hamburg, the interior ministry announced on Thursday ...Full Article

Obama to meet new Canada, Australia leaders

WASHINGTON, Nov 13: US President Barack Obama will hold his first face-to-face talks with the new prime ministers of Canada and Australia on the margins of a Asia-Pacific summit in Manila ...Full Article

Twin blasts claimed by IS group kill 41 in Beirut Hezbollah bastion

BEIRUT, Nov 13: Twin bomb blasts claimed by the Islamic State group killed 41 people on Thursday (Nov 12) on a busy shopping street in a Beirut stronghold of the Shiite ...Full Article