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Carmb bomb explodes close to Turkish border

A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the Syrian town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on Tuesday, residents and an emergency worker told Reuters. The explosion struck a checkpoint some 5 km (3 miles) away from the border, wounding three policemen and four civilians, an …

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Germany shuts down PKK publishers

German authorities banned two media organizations it said are linked to the banned Kurdistan Workers party (PKK), considered a terrorist organization by the European Union and Turkey, after raids early on Tuesday. Police searched the Mesopotamia Publishing House and MIR Multimedia in the western states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower …

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Somalia blast kills at least 11 people

A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab. The blast occurred in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district, a busy area with shops and restaurants. “Several dead …

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Iraqi novelist gunned down in cold blood

A motorcycle gunman shot dead an Iraqi novelist close to his house in the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala on Saturday, police and eyewitnesses said. Alaa Mashzoub, 50, was on his way home when he was shot multiple times, police said late on Saturday. It was unclear what the motive …

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Car bombs kills and injures near Kirkuk

A car bomb killed one soldier and injured at least two in a northern Iraqi town near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, the military and a security source said. The military said in a statement that a member of the security forces was killed. A security source told …

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Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research in France discussing counter-terrorism

A round table seminar hosted by the University of Bordeaux in France was held yesterday on confronting extremist ideologies and counter-terrorism. The seminar discussed the importance of intellectualism in confronting extremism and terrorism, and the role of intellectuals in combatting the spread of extremism with moderate ideas, as well as …

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Taliban lay claim to latest car bomb in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a car bomb attack near a heavily fortified foreign compound in Kabul that killed five people, including an Indian national. The bombing sparked international condemnation as efforts increase to strike a peace deal with the Islamic insurgents to end more than 17 …

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Hate-crime driver apprehended in Germany

German prosecutors have charged a man arrested on New Year’s day with attempted murder after he rammed his car into crowds of revelers in two separate attacks, police said on Wednesday. The 50-year-old German was detained after he drove his Mercedes into people celebrating the New Year in the western …

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Carb Bomb detonates in Tal Afar, Iraq

At least two people were killed and 11 wounded on Tuesday by a car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, a former Islamic State stronghold, the military said. Tal Afar, about 80 km (50 miles) west of Mosul, experienced cycles of sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shi’ites …

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Women blows self up in Habib Bourguiba avenue

Witnesses described a blast on the central Habib Bourguiba avenue where hundreds of police later cordoned off an area near the capital’s landmark Municipal Theatre and the French embassy. “I was in front of the theater and heard a huge explosion,” witness Mohamed Ekbal bin Rajib told Reuters. Ambulances could …

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3 Saudis accused of terrorism killed

hree Saudi men accused of terrorism were killed on Wednesday after they resisted arrest in the eastern region of Qatif, a Saudi security spokesman said on Thursday. Three members of the Saudi security forces suffered light injuries, he said. The three killed “are linked to the terror incidents that happened …

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Iran military parade attacked by gunmen in Ahvaz

Gunmen have opened fire on an Iranian military parade in the south-western city of Ahvaz, killing at least 24 people, including civilians, and injuring more than 50, state media say. The attackers shot from a park near the parade and were wearing military uniforms, reports say. An anti-government Arab group, …

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Suicide blast kills 128 at Pakistan election rally

A suicide bomber targeting a political rally in southwest Pakistan Friday killed 128 people, an official said, the deadliest in a string of attacks on campaign events that have raised security fears ahead of nationwide polls. The blast – which was claimed by the Daesh extremist group – ripped through …

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Bomb kills 13 at Pakistan election rally

A suicide bombing at an election rally killed at least 13 people, including a politician, in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, police said, amid concerns about security ahead of national polls later this month. The attack targeted a campaign event organised in the city of Peshawar by the Awami National Party, …

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