Firdaus Azil

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Here Are The Victims Of The Paris Attacks

A series of coordinated terror attacks at six locations across the French capital killed at least 129 people and injured 352. BuzzFeed News will continue to update this story as victims are identified.<p>California State University, Long Beach, confirmed to BuzzFeed News that 23-year-old student …

French Intelligence Under Scrutiny After Paris Attacks

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Obama Faces Dilemma: How Will U.S. Respond to Paris Attacks?

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Turnbull on risk of Paris-style attack: we are a successful multicultural country

Following the Paris terrorist attacks, Malcolm Turnbull has reassured Australians that “while we can’t pretend the risk is not there”, Australia has been a successful multicultural nation with the best national security agencies in the world.<p>Terror attacks in Paris: Mourners hold vigils worldwide …

Britain to hold emergency response meeting after Paris attacks

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will hold a government crisis meeting on Sunday chaired by Home Secretary Theresa May to assess the response after attacks in Paris killed at least 129 people, a government source said.<p>People take part in a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks, at …

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Social Media Rumours About The Paris Attacks That You Shouldn't Believe

Hoaxes and bad information are circulating online in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.<p>This image of Place de la Concorde in central Paris is actually from 2008 and is part of an art project called "Silent Witness" which imagines city centres at the end of the world by using long exposure …

Police Have Confirmed The Syrian Migrant Identity Of A Suicide Bomber In Paris

After the Friday evening coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, police are sifting through the resulting mayhem for answers. We now know that a suicide bomber attempted to enter the stadium where the France-Germany international friendly was held. Although the bomber held a ticket, his vest was …

World pays tribute to victims of Paris attacks

People around the world showed their sorrow and solidarity with France on Saturday in the wake of the Paris attacks.<p>In Rio de Janeiro the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer glowed in the colours of the French flag for three hours, as did the Sydney opera house in Australia where people sang the …

Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad denounce Paris attacks

Leaders of Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and dozens of Syrian rebel groups have denounced the Paris assaults as "against human values," expressing …

In Wake of Paris Attacks, Donald Trump Has One Question for Obama: ‘Isn’t Now…About Time’

Donald Trump posed a question to President Barack Obama on Twitter Saturday, one day after terrorists killed at least 129 in a wave of attacks in Paris.<p>Joe Raedle/Getty Images<p>The Republican presidential contender demanded to know why Obama refrains from using the term “Islamic terrorism.”<p>“Why won’t …

U2's Bono calls Paris attack 'first direct hit on music'

Irish rock band U2's frontman Bono called Paris attack, that killed over 120 people, a first direct hit on music as many young concert-goers and fans …

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Here's What The Democratic Candidates Said About The Paris Attacks And ISIS

They're "shocked and disgusted."<p>The second Democratic debate got off to a somber start Saturday as the three remaining candidates took turns denouncing the terrorist attack in Paris and vowing to bring the full power of the United States to bare in the war against ISIS.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders, who …

Global markets brace for short-term hit after Paris attacks

Global stocks are set for a short-term sell-off on Monday after Islamist militants launched coordinated attacks across Paris that killed 129 people, but analysts said a prolonged economic impact or market reaction was unlikely.<p>President François Hollande has declared a state of emergency, ordering …

‘We Have Contained Them’: Obama Taking Heat for Claim About Islamic State That Aired Just Hours Before Paris Terror Attacks

His words couldn’t have aired at a worse time.<p>President Barack Obama’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos — in which Obama said “we have contained” the Islamic State — was broadcast during Friday’s “Good Morning America.”<p>Hours later terrorists carried out coordinated attacks in Paris that …

Timeline of Paris attacks according to public prosecutor

PARIS (Reuters) - Gunmen and bombers carried out a wave of attacks on restaurants, a concert hall and near a sports stadium across Paris on Friday in a deadly rampage claimed by Islamic State that killed 129 people and wounded 352, of which 99 remain in a critical condition.<p>Media stand behind a …

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Jean Jullien's Sketch Has Become the Symbol of Solidarity for the Paris Attacks

Meet the artist behind the viral symbol of solidarity.<p>With the world still in shock and trying to come to terms with the horrific attacks that rocked …

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Paris attacks undermine EU refugee policy, says new Polish government

Poland's new government has responded to the <b>Paris attacks</b> by demanding security guarantees before accepting its allocation of refugees under a …

Paris attacks: severed finger found at Bataclan theatre identifies attacker

Omar Ismaïl Mostefai has been named in France as one of the attackers with a number of others now being identified through documents<p>A severed finger at the site of the Bataclan theatre reportedly led French authorities to identify the first of seven terrorists responsible for killing 129 people and …

Paris Attackers Used Nearly Identical Explosive Devices: Prosecutor

The terrorists who launched a series of suicide bombings and shootings in Paris Friday used Kalashnikov-type weapons and nearly identical explosive devices, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday.<p>The explosive waistcoats and belts used the explosive TATP and contained identical batteries and …

Paris attacks boost expectations in Turkey's G20 summit | Business & Economy

World leaders descend on Turkey's spiffed up Mediterranean resort town of Antalya this weekend for the annual G20 summit, hoping to spur broader economic growth and find common ground to combat climate change in the lead-up to the much-anticipated United Nations conference in Paris.<p>Progress on the …

Obama In Turkey For Summit Overshadowed By Paris Attacks

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Turkey on Sunday for a summit of world leaders that has taken on a sense of urgency …

Obama in Turkey for summit overshadowed by Paris attacks

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Turkey on Sunday for a summit of world leaders that has taken on a sense of urgency following deadly Paris attacks that pushed the fight against Islamic State militants to the top of the agenda.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about …

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Police are questioning the family of one of the identified Paris attacks gunmen Omar Ismail Mostefai

French authorities Saturday named the first attacker as 29-year-old Omar Ismail Mostefai, who was identified from a severed finger found at Bataclan concert hall, scene of the worst of the bloodshed.<p>He was one of the seven gunmen killed in the attacks.<p>CNN and the Guardian newspaper are both …

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National security rules Democratic debate after shock and sorrow of Paris attacks

Democratic candidates respond to the event most likely to define the American foreign policy of the next president to occupy the White House<p>The fight against global terrorism and America’s position in the world took centre stage at the second Democratic presidential debate tonight, as the world …

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Paris Attacks: Prolonged Impact On Global Stock Markets 'Unlikely'

There could be short term sell-offs when markets open Monday in the wake of the series of deadly attacks in Paris, but analysts say the global …

Paris attacks: investigation spreads across Europe as terrorist identified

One attacker, Omar Ismaïl Mostefai, has been identified, as security services make multiple arrests in France and Belgium<p>The investigation to identify members of the terrorist cell behind France’s deadliest attack since the second world war has spread to Belgium, Greece and Germany as a 29-year-old …

Identities of Paris terror attack victims from more than a dozen countries emerge

The deadly and brazen terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night killed 129 people and wounded 352.<p>In the chaos that followed, friends and family took to social media to search for their missing loved ones.<p>Citizens of at least 15 countries are among the dead, and below are just some of those …

UPDATE 4-Paris attacks seen causing short-term global markets drop

* Analysts say durable market or economic effects unlikely<p>* Expect brief safety plays into U.S. Treasury bonds<p>* Initial shock may challenge extremely leveraged positions (Adds analyst comments; trims throughout)<p>By Christopher McCall, Hideyuki Sano and Lionel Laurent<p>SYDNEY/TOKYO/PARIS, Nov 15 …

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Paris attack puts terrorism center-stage as world leaders meet in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged world leaders on Saturday to prioritize the fight against terrorism as they gathered for a summit in southwestern Turkey, saying the Paris attacks claimed by Islamic State showed the time for words was now over.<p>U.S. President Barack …

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After Paris attacks, pressure builds for big military response to Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Paris terror attacks are likely to galvanize a stronger global military response to Islamic State, after a U.S.-led air war that has lasted more than a year has failed to contain a group now proving itself to be a growing worldwide threat.<p>French military patrol near the …

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