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Malaysia arrests eight over suspected terror links

Malaysia arrests eight over suspected terror links

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 (Reuters) Malaysia has arrested four foreigners and four Malaysians for suspected involvement in terrorist activities linked to Abu Sayyaf, the Islamic State and Jemaah Islamiah, the police said on Saturday. Among the foreigners arrested were three Filipinos, one of whom is a permanent resident in Malaysia, and an Albanian. The arrests were made in the states of Sabah, Selangor and Perak between Sept. 27 and Oct. 6. Five suspects were arrested in the Borneo state of Sabah, suspected of assisting the Abu Sayyaf militant group's infiltration into Malaysia. Police said the arrested Albanian, a law lecturer at a local public university, has contact with Islamic State. Another two arrested are former convicts, previously found guilty in 2016 of participating in terrorist activities. One was arrested under suspicion of recruiting convicts in prison and planning an attack on Muslim, Christian and Hindu places of worship in Malaysia. The suspect is also said to harbour information about a member of the Tanzim Al-Qaeda Malaysia, a group linked to Jemaah Islamiah, who remains at large. The other was an accomplice suspected of recruiting two Malaysians. Malaysia has arrested hundreds of people over the past few years for suspected links to militant groups. The Southeast Asian country has been on high alert since suicide bombers and gunmen linked to Islamic State launched multiple attacks in Jakarta, the capital of neighbouring Indonesia, in January 2016. A grenade attack on a bar on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, in June last year wounded eight people. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, the first such attacks on Malaysian soil. REUTERS SDR 1523

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PML-N, PPP mulling joining hands in bypolls

24 Sep 2018 | 9:36 AM

Islamabad, Sep 24 (UNI) After party ways during the recent election for the key offices of Prime Minister and President and causing serious damage to the opposition’s unity, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are now considering joining hands in the up coming by-elections.

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Opp Presidential candidate Solih wins Maldives polls: Reports

24 Sep 2018 | 2:12 AM

Male (Maldives) Sep 23 (UNI) Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a longtime but low profile lawmaker, declared victory at his party’s campaign headquarters in the capital city Male in a contentious election, media reports said.

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UN Chief  'alarmed' by ceasefire violations in Libya; condoles loss of lives

UN Chief 'alarmed' by ceasefire violations in Libya; condoles loss of lives

23 Sep 2018 | 10:22 AM

United Nations, Sep 23 (UNI) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said he is 'alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire' in Libya's capital Tripoli, and condoled loss of lives in violence.

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Pakistan FM in US to attend UNGA session

Pakistan FM in US to attend UNGA session

23 Sep 2018 | 9:33 AM

Islamabad, Sep 23 (UNI) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached the United States to participate in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session where he will present Islamabad's stance on host of issues including Kashmir.

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WB Vice President Hartwing Schafer due tomorrow to discuss Rohingya issue in Bangladesh

22 Sep 2018 | 10:23 PM

Dhaka, Sep 22 ( UNI) World Bank Vice President for the south Asia Region, Hartwing Schafer will arrive tomorrow to further deepen the longstanding partnership between Bangladesh and the World Bank Group and discuss how to help the country cope with the Rohingya crisis.

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