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Assad calls raid that hit Syria army 'flagrant American aggression'

Damascus - President Bashar al-Assad on Monday described the deadly US-led coalition raid on his forces in eastern Syria at the weekend as "flagrant American aggression".

Police in Germany raid homes over social media hate speech

On Wednesday, police in Germany conducted a number of house raids across the country. The raids targeted people accused of posting hate speech on social media.

Belgian police carry out raid linked to foiled French terror plot

Brussels - Belgian police on Thursday carried out a new raid in connection with a foiled attack plot in France whose main suspect was charged this week with membership of a terrorist organisation, prosecutors said.

Two Rotterdam terror suspects kept in custody

Den Haag - Two terror suspects arrested in weekend raids in Rotterdam were Wednesday remanded in custody, only hours after another late night search in the southern Dutch port city, prosecutors said.

New Brussels anti-terror raid 'linked to foiled French plot'

Brussels - Belgian police carried out a major operation in Brussels on Friday in connection with a foiled terror plot in France, police sources said, with media saying a man had been "neutralised" and reporting explosions.

28 shot in West Bank clash with Israeli troops: Palestinians

Ramallah - Hundreds of stone-throwing Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli soldiers who raided a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Monday, leaving 28 with gunshot injuries.

French police raid home of suspected female suicide bomber

Aulnay-sous-bois - French police investigating the Paris attacks on Thursday raided the home of the mother of a woman believed to have blown herself up during a massive police operation this week.

Disguised as stone-throwers, infiltrators open fire on Palestinians

Ramallah - In a matter of seconds, the men wearing scarves over their faces and throwing stones along with a group of Palestinians pulled out their pistols, opened fire and blew their cover."Mustarabiin!

Saudi-led coalition denies bombing Yemen wedding

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition denied Tuesday its warplanes were behind the bombing of a wedding in southwestern Yemen in which 131 people were killed.

Suspected Arab coalition air raid kills 40 at Yemen wedding

Sanaa - A suspected Saudi-led air strike on a Yemeni wedding Monday killed at least 40 people, including women and children, prompting Iran-backed rebels to accuse the kingdom of committing another "crime".

Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 31 in Yemen: Medics

Sanaa - A Saudi-led coalition air raid struck a factory in northern Yemen on Sunday killing 17 civilians and 14 Shiite Huthi rebels, medics and witnesses said.The raid targeted a bottled-water plant in Hajja, a province bordering Saudi Arabia.

Uber's Hong Kong office raided by authorities

Police in Hong Kong raided the offices of Uber, the ride-sharing mobile app, and five drivers were arrested after accepting fares from undercover officers.

Coalition jets hit pro-govt Yemen forces in error: military

Aden - Saudi-led coalition warplanes on Monday hit positions of pro-government forces in south Yemen by mistake, killing 12 people on the first day of a humanitarian truce, Yemeni military sources said.

Russia raids homes, offices of election monitors: lawyer

Moscow - Russian police on Tuesday raided the offices of election watchdog Golos as well as the homes of its employees, a lawyer for the group said, amid an ever-increasing crackdown on independent voices in the country.

Pakistani police kill four Taliban militants: Officials

Lahore - Pakistani police and counter-terrorism forces raided a house near the eastern city of Lahore early Monday and killed four Taliban militants, officials said.

The Pirate Bay's new logo warns the authorities to stay clear

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has a new logo which seems to directly poke fun at the Swedish authorities who cancelled its main domain name yesterday. It has now relaunched on a series of new domains after its iconic ".se" was forced offline.

U.S. commandos kill top IS leader in Syria raid

Washington - U.S. special forces killed a senior Islamic State group leader in a raid in eastern Syria, the White House said Saturday, as jihadists closed in on ancient Palmyra and Ramadi in Iraq.

Regime barrel bomb attack kills 20 in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

Birut - At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in a regime barrel bomb attack on a minibus stand in a rebel-held part of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said.

Blasts shake Yemen capital after coalition hits arms depot

Sanaa - Powerful explosions shook the Yemeni capital on Monday after warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel arms depot.

Coalition air strikes 'hit Yemen defence ministry'

Sanaa - Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Thursday hit Yemen's defence ministry in the capital Sanaa which is controlled by Shiite rebels and allied troops, witnesses said.

Pakistan raids MQM political party offices in Karachi

Karachi - Pakistani security forces raided the offices of the main political party in Karachi on Wednesday, seizing a "huge quantity" of weapons and arresting activists, including one accused of murdering a journalist.

Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

Russian riot police raid Crimean Tatar TV channel

Moscow - Masked Russian riot police on Monday raided the office of a television channel serving Crimean Tatars, a minority ethnic group in Crimea that opposed Moscow's seizure of the peninsula from Ukraine last year.

Two arrested as German police raid Islamists in Berlin

Berlin - Scores of German police raided alleged Islamist sites in Berlin early on Friday, arresting two men suspected of being part of a group planning to carry out an attack in Syria, police said.

One arrested as German police raid Islamists in Berlin

Berlin - More than 200 German police officers raided suspected Islamist cells in and around Berlin early on Friday, arresting an alleged leader of a group planning to carry out an attack in Syria, police said.

U.S.-funded Radio Liberty in Azerbaijan raided

Baku - Prosecutors in Azerbaijan on Friday raided the offices of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's local service, according to its director, who condemned the move as a crackdown on free media in the tightly controlled Caucasus nation.

Homeland Security raids boutique and seizes hundreds of panties

Kansas City - On Tuesday two undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security entered a Missouri women's underwear store and seized hundreds of panties.

S.Korea police raid complex linked to ferry owner for second day

Seoul - Thousands of South Korean police raided the compound of a splinter religious group Thursday for the second day in a row as part of a manhunt for a fugitive businessman wanted over April's ferry disaster.

South Korean police storm compound in search for ferry owner

Thousands of South Korean police forced their way into the compound of a splinter religious group Wednesday in their search for a fugitive businessman wanted in connection with April's ferry disaster.

Over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raid

Juba - Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan's Warrap state, a local information minister told UN radio, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.
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