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Al-Qaeda looks to regain ground with Charlie Hebdo attack

DUBAI, Jan 16: The attack on Charlie Hebdo has thrust Al-Qaeda back in the spotlight as the militant network proves it can still attack the West and seeks to regain ground lost to the Islamic State (IS) group. The militant organisation founded by Osama bin Laden has seen its preeminence challenged by IS, an offshoot of Al-Qaeda that has seized control ...Full Article

Belgian bookshops face threats for stocking Charlie Hebdo

BRUSSELS, Jan 15: Four bookshops in Brussels have received letters warning of reprisals if they distribute the controversial first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since last week’s ...Full Article

US, Iran hold ‘substantive’ talks to hasten nuclear deal

GENEVA, Jan 15: Top diplomats from Iran and the United States held “substantive” talks on Wednesday (Jan 14) aimed at speeding up negotiations for a nuclear deal, with US Secretary of State ...Full Article

Charlie Hebdo flies off shelves as Al-Qaeda claims attack

PARIS, Jan 15: Charlie Hebdo made a defiant return on Wednesday (Jan 14) with a new issue that sold out across France in record time, as Al-Qaeda posted a ...Full Article

Troops shore up security in edgy Paris

PARIS, Jan 14: Troops marching through Jewish districts and foreign legionnaires patrolling grimly under the arches of the Eiffel Tower – Paris is witnessing a rare deployment of armed forces on ...Full Article

‘We are all Germany’, president tells Muslim rally

BERLIN, Jan 14: German President Joachim Gauck told the country’s Muslim community on Tuesday (Jan 13) that “we are all Germany” at a rally to condemn the Paris militant attacks and ...Full Article

France ‘will never yield’ to terror: Hollande

PARIS, Jan 14: President Francois Hollande vowed on Tuesday (Jan 13) that France would “never yield” to terror in an emotional tribute to three police officers shot dead in ...Full Article

Defiant Charlie cover stirs concern of Muslim anger

PARIS, Jan 14: French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo drew ire on Tuesday (Jan 13) with a new cover image of the Prophet Mohammed on the eve of its return to newsstands ...Full Article

Smoke forces Washington subway evacuation

WASHINGTON, Jan 13: Smoke filled a Washington subway station on Monday (Jan 12), forcing the evacuation of startled passengers and forcing afternoon rush-hour commuters to find other ways to ...Full Article

Interpol seeks arrest of ousted Ukraine president

KIEV, Jan 13: Interpol on Monday (Jan 12) put Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych on its global wanted list for alleged embezzlement that drained the ex-Soviet republic’s budget in ...Full Article