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Paris attack suspect arrested, may be `man in the hat': Belgian media

Brussels man in the hat arrestedMohamed Abrini, who was wanted for November's Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgian public broadcasters said on Friday, adding that Abrini was probably involved in last month's Brussels bombings.

Abrini, a 31-year-old Belgian, was "more than likely" the "man in the hat" seen on security camera footage at Brussels airport on March 22 with two suicide bombers, VRT and RTBF said on their websites, citing unidentified sources.


Bangladeshi activist killed after criticizing Islamist extremism

Bangladesh activist killedA Bangladeshi law student who was critical of radical Islamists was killed on the street in the latest attack on secular writers.

Witnesses said a group of men with machetes surrounded Nazimuddin Samad, 26, in a crowded intersection of the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was slashed in the head and shot, police said.


2,000 hostages freed as African troops close in on Boko Haram

hostages freed as troops close in on Boko haramAt least 2,000 hostages were freed and more than 300 Islamist militants killed as government troops closed in on Boko Haram in northern Nigeria.

The regional security operation took place Sunday and Monday in and surrounding Nigeria's northern town of Walassa, near the Cameroon border. Cameroon is part of a 8,700-strong coalition with Benin, Chad, Nigeria and Niger, united in the fight against Boko Haram, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in March 2015.


Prime Minister has not resigned - sends press release to international media

Iceland Prime MinisterThe Prime Minister's office in Iceland has just issued a press statement in English to the international press saying that the Prime Minister has not resigned, merely stepped aside for an unspecified amount of time and will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Progressive Party.
The press release is as follows:

Prime Minister of Iceland very proud of Government’s success - suggests Progressive Party Vice-Chairman take over the office of Prime Minister for an unspecified amount of time.


Iceland’s Prime Minister Resigns After Panama Papers Leaks

Iceland PM resignsIceland’s embattled prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has tendered his resignation in the wake of a mounting political crisis over his family’s offshore investments, local media have reported.

The agriculture and fisheries minister, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, told state broadcaster RUV that Gunnlaugsson was resigning as prime minister and that he would be replacing him.


Islamist rebels shoot down Syrian warplane, capture pilot: monitor

Syrian plane shot downIslamist rebels shot down a Syrian warplane and captured its pilot on Tuesday in an area south of Aleppo where insurgents are battling the Syrian army and allied militias, a monitoring group said.

Syria's military confirmed that a plane on a reconnaissance mission had been shot down and said it was hit by a surface-to-air missile. The pilot had bailed out and efforts were underway to rescue him, it said.


Armenia and Azerbaijan call Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

cease fire between Armenia and AzerbaijanAt least 46 people were killed in three days of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh [AP]

Azerbaijan and Armenia said they were halting hostilities after four days of intense fighting between them that had prompted warnings the conflict could spiral into all-out war.


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