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Islamic State claims bomb blast in Libya

Islamic State said on Monday it was behind a blast in a small town in southern Libya on Saturday, the militant group’s first attack in the country for at least a year. The blast targeted a security point at the entrance to Taraghin, 780 km (590 miles) south of Tripoli, …

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Explosion in the vicinity of Halab

Unconfirmed reports on social media say that the vicinity of the Artillery College in Ramouse, south of Aleppo, was targeted. An explosion has been heard in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a SANA news agency correspondent said on early Saturday. There has been no confirmed information so far concerning possible …

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Iraqi security forces targets in Islamic State attack

At least seven members of Iraq’s security forces were killed and 16 wounded overnight in two separate attacks by Islamic State militants, police said on Thursday. Three members of the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) and two policemen were killed in an attack in the Sayed Gharib area north of …

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Turkey mulls offensive into Syria

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar met military officials on Thursday to discuss a possible offensive east of the Euphrates River in Syria as Ankara ramped up warnings of a cross-border operation. A Turkish military tank is seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi The …

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Defence talks between UAE and Pakistan

Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, this morning received Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan. The meeting, which was held at the Ministry of Defence headquarters in Abu Dhabi, touched upon cooperation relations in the defence fields and ways to further …

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UAE highlights fight against intolerance

he UAE condemned as a ”flagrant violation of international law” acts of terrorism on commercial ships in its regional waters and drone attacks on two pump stations in Saudi Arabia, said H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, while delivering the …

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A Show on Future Weapons: Discovering hidden politics

By Gouthama Siddarthan* The Discovery Channelhas been doing a yeoman’s service in visually capturing day-to-day activities of dangerous animals and rare birds in forests untouched by human footfalls, animals living in depths of oceans and animals facing extinction threat.It has been winning laurels for reconstructing the life of tribals and …

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Terror accused gets 15 years in jail in UAE

The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals on Wednesday sentenced an Arab national to 15 years in prison, followed by deportation after serving his term. The court convicted him of joining Daesh, the terrorist organisation in Syria, and also ordered him to bear all the judicial expenses. The accused, M.D.M.A., whose …

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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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Multiple attacks on police in Chechnya: leader

Armed assailants attacked policemen in various locations in the Russian republic of Chechnya on Monday, the region’s leader said, adding that several officers sustained injuries. Daesh has since claimed the bombing. One assailant attempted a suicide bombing but failed, Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov said. Two policemen were wounded in the …

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36 killed in explosion near Syrian-Turkish border

An explosion killed 36 people Sunday in the Syrian town of Sarmada, near the Turkish border, according to the White Helmets, a Syrian volunteer force. Women and children were among the dead, the United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights reported. The group said the explosion took place at the …

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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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Salem Al Badwawi gets Tolerance Award

Salem Abdullah Bin Nabhan Al Badwawi, an officer of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (GDRFA), who shot to prominence following his noble gesture of offering his car to a stranded family at Hatta border recently has been awarded the inaugural International Tolerance Award. Al Badwawi’s gesture …

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UAE-Saudi council to help counter regional threats

The UAE-Saudi Strategy of Resolve announced on Wednesday by leaders of the two countries will tilt the regional balance of power in favour of the two countries, analysts said Thursday. “The UAE-Saudi Arabia alliance with its economic, military, political and strategic power will tilt the regional balance of power towards …

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At least 18 killed, 90 wounded in Baghdad explosion

At least 18 people have been killed and over 90 more injured in an ammunitions depot blast in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. An Iraqi police source said on Wednesday night the incident took place in Baghdad’s Sadr City district, while ammunitions stored near a local mosque were being transferred to a car park. …

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UAE imposes economic sanctions on senior leadership of Hezbollah

UAE has imposed economic sanctions against 10 leaders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah which are on its terrorism list including Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Naim Qassem. The move comes in line with significant actions taken by the seven members of the Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center (TFTC) to disrupt Iran’s destabilising influence in the …

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