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Lebanon, Denmark Discuss Anti-IS Cooperation

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil met on Wednesday with his visiting Danish counterpart Martin Lidegaard who is in the region to strengthen cooperation against Islamic State extremists.

Bassil told reporters that he stressed during their meeting “the importance of building an international united front to face the spread of terrorist groups in the region.”

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Woman of Lebanese Origin Held in Denmark over 'IS Fundraising'

Copenhagen police on Wednesday raided four addresses with ties to a charity suspected of selling stickers to raise funds for the Islamic State.

A 35-year-old stateless man born in Libya, a 30-year-old Danish woman of Lebanese origin and a 50-year old Danish woman were questioned over the sale of stickers that appeared to be a spoof on the yellow ribbons which are traditionally sold to support Danish soldiers stationed overseas.

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Danish Court Cuts Brothers' Sentence for Training with Al-Shebab

A Danish court on Monday cut a prison sentence given to two Danish brothers of Somali origin convicted for attending a training camp run by Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels.

A court in the central city of Aarhus cut the jail sentence for Guleed Mohamed Warsame, 25, and Nuur Mohamed Warsame, 20, to two years from three and a half years for conspiring to send, and sending, the 25-year-old to a Shebab-run training camp in Somalia.

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Denmark's First 'Real' Mosque Opens, Bankrolled by Qatar

Denmark's largest purpose-built mosque, including the country's first minaret, opens on Thursday in Copenhagen's gritty northwest district after receiving a 150 million kroner (20.1 million euros, $27.2 million) endowment from Qatar.

The longstanding political influence of the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party (DPP), as well as the row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons that led to deadly protests in Muslim countries have strained relations between Denmark's largest religious minority and the majority population.

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Beirut-Based Danish Reporter Freed after Kidnapping

A Beirut-based Danish journalist has been freed after being abducted in Lebanon and held hostage for almost one month, his former employer, Danish broadcaster DR, said on Friday.

"Jeppe Nybroe was abducted just under a month ago, while he was in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon, near the Syrian border," DR said on its website.

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Denmark 'Cautiously Optimistic' over Syria Chemical Weapons

Denmark's premier, whose country is a key player in an international operation to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal, said Wednesday she was "cautiously optimistic" the timetable for doing so will be met.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt was speaking during a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades aboard the Danish frigate HDMS Esbern Snare, which is escorting Syrian chemical weapons shipments and is operating out of nearby Cyprus.

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Passenger Plane Carrying 18 Missing in Nepal

Rescuers in Nepal scrambled on Sunday to find a Nepal Airlines plane carrying 18 people that went missing in the country's mountainous west, officials said.

The plane with 15 passengers and three crew on board lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after taking off from the popular tourist town of Pokhara, airline officials and police said.

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Danish PM Reshuffles Cabinet amid Goldman Sachs Uproar

Denmark's prime minister announced a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Monday after her coalition collapsed over a deal involving U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Six ministers from the leftist Socialist People's Party left Helle Thorning-Schmidt's government Thursday over the controversial sale of a stake in state-controlled utilities giant DONG Energy to a group of investors led by the bank.

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Danish Government Collapses after Coalition Partner Exits

One of the three members of Denmark's leftist coalition quit the government on Thursday over the controversial sale of a stake in state-controlled energy group DONG to U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs.

"We have followed this DONG case to the end," leader of the Socialist People's Party and minister for social affairs and integration, Annette Vilhelmsen, said at a press conference, where she announced her resignation from both posts.

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Lost Danish Tourist 'Gang-Raped' in Delhi

Indian police rounded up a group of homeless men Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist who lost her way near the main backpacker's area of the capital, officers said.

The woman approached the suspects for directions early on Tuesday evening while trying to return to her hotel in the bustling Paharganj district of New Delhi, reportedly after visiting a city museum.

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