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Yemen's AQAP calls on Islamists to target America after Iraq air strikes

SANAA - Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the group's deadliest franchises, called on Islamists to target the United States, after Washington launched air strikes in Iraq against Islamist militants who operate as the Islamic State.

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Alibaba picks New York Stock Exchange for U.S. IPO

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has decided to list on the New York Stock Exchange, it said on Thursday, dealing a blow to the rival Nasdaq bourse.

Britain bans Saudi cleric who supports jihad in Syria

RIYADH - Britain has banned Mohammed al-Arifi, a conservative Sunni Muslim cleric from Saudi Arabia with over 9 million Twitter followers, as it tries to deter young Muslims from going to join Islamic militants in Syria.

Russia asks Twitter to block a dozen accounts

MOSCOW - Russia asked Twitter on Monday to block access to a dozen accounts it deems "extremist", the head of the country's telecoms watchdog said, as Moscow seeks greater control over Internet sites based beyond its borders.