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British diplomats targetted by bombs in Baghdad

The British embassy in Baghdad said that a British diplomatic vehicle was hit buy an IED on Tuesday morning on the airport road in Baghdad, but caused no injuries. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Separately, at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, two Katyusha rockets landed inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified …

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Mysterious blasts hit Jordanian army base

Jordan said a series of massive explosions that rocked the city of Zarqa early on Friday was likely caused by an electric short circuit at a nearby army munitions depot. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the explosions which took place in the desert east of Jordan’s second-largest …

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Russian forces attacked in Syria as Assad forms new cabinet

A Russian armoured vehicle was attacked during a joint Russian-Turkish patrol in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, Russia’s Defence Ministry said, according to the Interfax news agency, adding that two servicemen had been injured. Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Twitter a convoy vehicle had been lightly damaged due to an explosion …

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UPDATES – Latest revelations on Russian mercenaries

A Russian diplomat said on Monday a group of more than 30 suspected Russian mercenaries detained in Belarus last week were only passing through Minsk and were on their way to an unnamed Latin American state. Belarusian authorities have said they suspect the men entered their country to plot “acts …

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Iran captures opposition terrorist living in US

Iran said on Saturday its intelligence services have detained a U.S.-based leader of a pro-monarchist group whom it accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing and of plotting other attacks, and that he is being held in Iran. An intelligence ministry statement cited by state television did not say …

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Latest explosion at Iran power plant

An explosion occurred at a power plant in Iran’s central Isfahan province on Sunday but there were no casualties, the official IRNA news agency reported. The blast was caused by the wear and tear of a transformer at the power plant in Islamabad, the managing director of the Isfahan power …

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Top ministers booted out of Sudanese cabinet

Sudan’s prime minister replaced the finance, foreign, energy and health ministers and three other senior cabinet post-holders on Thursday as part of a sweeping reshuffle, the government said. Authorities had said a reshuffle was coming, but few had expected the exit of Ibrahim al-Badawi, who as finance minister led efforts …

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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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15 victims in latest terror attacks in Egypt

Egypt’s military said on Sunday that 15 of its men had died or been wounded in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently, and that 126 suspected militants had been killed. The military publishes updates on its operations in Sinai every few months, without giving a specific time frame. The statement …

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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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