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Qatar's Artic in $250m renovation deal for New York hotel

Qatar-based Al Rayyan Tourism and Investment Company (Artic) has announced The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel in New York, which it acquired in 2014, will soon to become a W hotel. Artic, the international hospitality subsidiary of Al

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Times Square revellers ring in 2012

Throngs of revelers in and around New York's Times Square gave a boisterous welcome to 2012 on Sunday amid tight security. Fireworks filled the sky at midnight and confetti dropped on celebrants in the famed Midtown Manhattan square after

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Car bomb suspect ‘planned revenge attack’

A Pakistan-born American who has admitted to trying to set off a car bomb in Times Square said in a video taped before the failed attack it was to avenge the US war in Afghanistan. "This attack on the US will also be a revenge attack for a

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Times Square bomber pleads guilty

A Pakistani-born American citizen defiantly pleaded guilty on Monday to attempting to set off a car bomb in New York's Times Square, saying that Islamist extremists would continue to attack the United States.    Faisal Shah

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US arrests three in Times Square bomb probe

Investigators arrested three people linked to the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing during raids on Thursday in suburbs of New York, Boston and Philadelphia but officials said there was no new threat. The three arrested people may

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Suspicious vehicle creates scare in New York

New York City police cleared several blocks near Union Square on Thursday night and Friday morning to investigate a suspicious vehicle but reopened streets a few hours later when it was determined the car posed no danger, police said. Loca

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Pakistani Taliban behind bomb bid: US

US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attempted Times Square car bombing in New York. "We've now developed evidence that show the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack," Holder said in a

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Emirates says complies with US procedures

Emirates airline said on Thursday it was in full compliance with passenger check-in procedures in a statement issued days after the suspected Times Square bomber nearly left the US on one of its flights. Washington ordered tighter airline

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US asks Pakistan for help in NY bomb probe

The United States has asked Pakistan for help investigating a failed plot to bomb New York's Times Square, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, as investigators kept questioning a Pakistani-American charged in the case. Washington

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Investigators still interviewing NY bomb suspect

US authorities were still questioning a Pakistani-American man on Wednesday, who they say admitted trying to bomb New York's Times Square and receiving training in a Taliban and al Qaeda stronghold in Pakistan. Prosecutors have charged

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