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Iran calls for boys to fight as CHILD SOLDIERS in Syria alongside Assad’s troops

Iran has released a propaganda video aimed at recruiting child soldiers to defend Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A new promotional video clip entitled ‘Martyrs who defend the sacred shrine’ has been broadcast on Iranian state media in recent days, encouraging children to take part in the civil war in Syria. It comes after Iran’s army chief said the forces it had ...

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Austria passes emergency law allowing asylum-seekers to be turned away at the border

The Austrian parliament adopted a new asylum law on Wednesday that will allow the government to declare a “state of emergency” over the migrant crisis and reject almost all asylum-seekers at the border. The measure will leave Austria with some of the toughest asylum laws in Europe. It comes after a far-Right candidate, Norbert Hofer, won the first round of the country’s presidential ...

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British taxpayers face £1.8BILLION bill to help Turkey join the EU

Research from the Vote Leave pressure group forecast the Government is to hand over around £1.2billion by 2020 on a series of “pre-accession” programmes for potential new EU member states including Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. And that cash comes on top of £640million contributed by the UK to a Brussels deal with Turkey to tackle the European migrant crisis ...

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Why Britain’s European best friend is fretting about Brexit

People who want Britain to leave the European Union often claim it could rekindle relationships with its best friends like the US or Australia. But are they missing a better friend closer to home: Sweden? Many Swedes think so, and claim that Brexit would be tough for Sweden. Here’s what they’re saying: 1. Sweden would lose a kindred spirit in ...

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Dutch newspaper publishes cartoon depicting Turkey’s Erdogan

After a Dutch journalist was arrested in Turkey this weekend for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the most-read newspaper in the Netherlands on Monday published a front-page editorial cartoon that shows Erdogan as an ape, apparently crushing Europe’s free speech. The cartoon, published by the populist daily De Telegraaf, has an ape with Erdogan’s face squashing a woman who appears to be Ebru Umar, the Dutch ...

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Cell comprises ‘seven or eight’ ISIS terrorists, according to Iraqi officials

An ISIS terror cell has reportedly entered Sweden and is planning on carrying out acts of terror in its capital. ‘Seven or eight’ ISIS terrorists are already in the country with the aim of attacking civilian targets in Stockholm, according to Iraqi security services. Sweden has the second highest ‘ISIS fighters per capita’ in the EU, with intelligence services identifying ...

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Swedish terror suspect: I want to be a martyr

A 20-year-old former teaching student accused of plotting to attack Sweden told a court on the last day of his trial that he wanted to be a martyr. Prosecutor Ewamari Häggkvist started the day at Attunda district court by asking the suspect if he aspired to martyrdom. “Yes. It’s the greatest thing one can achieve in Islam,” said the accused. ...

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Norway to Muslim Immigrant : We’ll pay you extra to leave

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s (Utlendingsdirektoratet – UDI) is offering a 10,000 kroner bonus to asylum seekers to leave voluntarily. UDI will offer an additional 10,000 kroner to the first 500 asylum seekers who apply for a voluntary return to their home countries. Beginning on Monday, the offer will run for six weeks on a first-come, first-served basis. “We need ...

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Migrant crisis: Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials have joined Turkey’s PM to visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal. The team met children and inspected living conditions at the Nizip camp, home to some 5,000 migrants. Human rights groups criticised the visit as “sanitised”. But European Council President Donald ...

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Latvia Wants to Ban Face Veils, for All 3 Women Who Wear Them

Liga Legzdina, 27, who goes by the name Fatima, near Riga, Latvia. She is one of a tiny handful of women who wear the niqab in the country, and interactions on buses and trams, she said, often involve her being told to “go back to where you come from.” Credit Reinis Hofmanis for The New York Times ZAUBE, Latvia — ...

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