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Kuwait arrests Filipina for IS link

Kuwaiti authorities have arrested a Filipina accused of pledging allegiance to Islamic State and planning to launch an attack in the country, the official news agency Kuna reported. The woman, born in 1984, entered Kuwait in June

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Seventeen detainees escape from Bahraini prison

Seventeen detainees escaped from a prison in Bahrain, police said on Saturday, and the government warned citizens against giving them shelter. The official Bahrain News Agency said 11 of those who escaped on Friday had since been

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Germany arrests 2 suspects linked to Brussels bombers

German police have arrested two people they suspect are linked to the Islamist suicide bombers who killed 31 people in Brussels on Tuesday, the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel said in an unsourced report.   It sa

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Drug trafficker is arrested in Bahrain

A Bahraini drug trafficker who allegedly recruited foreign women as drug mules has been arrested. The 30-year-old, who previously served time in prison for drug dealing, has been identified as a major smuggler, sources told the Gulf Daily

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Ninth person arrested in Belgium over Paris attacks

Brussels police have arrested a man in connection with the Nov. 13 militant attacks in Paris which killed 130 people, federal prosecutors said on Thursday, bringing the total number of arrests in Belgium to nine. The man, named as

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Mali arrests 2 suspects linked to Bamako hotel attack

Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, the security ministry said.   At least two armed men launched a dawn raid o

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US Muslim teen held over clock seeks $15m

The family of a Texas Muslim teenager arrested for bringing a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb to school demanded $15 million in damages and an apology from the city of Irving and its schools to avoid a lawsuit, lawyers said on Monday

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Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood figure

Egyptian security forces have arrested Hassan Malik, a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, security officials said, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamists.   "He was arrested in Cairo on charges o

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4 Asians held with 2kg of heroin in Bahrain

Four Asians have been arrested in Bahrain with nearly two kilos of heroin, worth BD200,000 ($526,247) in their possession. Police said that the suspects were identified and arrested after a warrant was issued by the Public Prosecution, reporte

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Bahrain police crackdown on street vendors

Car washers, fish sellers and general street vendors have been rounded up by police in the Southern Governorate in Bahrain as part of a crackdown on illegal migrant labourers. Southern Governorate liaison officer Major Fahad Ali Khalifa announ

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