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International

Tunisia group claims beheading of teen – Shepherd accused of informing army about IS movements

TUNIS, Nov 23, (AFP): A jihadist group claimed the beheading of a young Tunisian shepherd on behalf of Islamic State, accusing him of having informed the army about their movements in the central province of Sidi Bouzid, in a video posted on the Internet Sunday. The killing of 16-year-old Mabrouk …

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Belgium hunts several suspects – BRUSSELS IN LOCKDOWN ON MAXIMUM ALERT

BRUSSELS, Nov 22, (Agencies): Belgium will keep the highest threat level for Brussels on Monday, with the metro as well as schools remaining closed because of a “serious and imminent” threat of coordinated, multiple attacks, the country’s prime minister said. For the rest of the country, a threat level of …

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Putin push for global anti-terror fight – UAE condemns Mali attack

BAMAKO, Nov 22, (Age-ncies): Russian President Vladimir Putin said late Saturday he wanted global cooperation to combat terrorism after Islamist militants killed 19 people, including six Russians, in an attack on a luxury hotel in Mali. Friday’s assault came a week after militants killed 130 people in gun and bomb …

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Moscow says 11 IS fighters killed in N. Caucasus – Fighters open fire on law enforcement officers

MOSCOW, Nov 22, (AFP): Russia said Sunday it had killed 11 fighters linked to the extremist Islamic State group in a special operation in its volatile North Caucasus region. “According to preliminary information, 11 bandits have been neutralised,” Russia’s national anti-terrorism committee said in a statement quoted by TASS news …

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‘US will not relent in IS campaign’ – Malaysia calls IS evil

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 22, (Agencies): President Barack Obama said Sunday that the United States and its international partners “will not relent” in the fight against the Islamic State group and that the world would not accept the extremists’ attacks on civilians in Paris and elsewhere as the “new normal.” …

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UN okays resolution urging action against Islamic State; Russia pounds DAESH

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21, (Agencies): The UN Security Council unanimously approved a French-sponsored resolution Friday calling on all nations to redouble and coordinate action to prevent further attacks by Islamic State terrorists and other extremist groups. The resolution says the Islamic State group “constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to …

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Mali hunts for suspects after deadly hotel siege – American, 6 Russians among dead

Bamako, Nov 21, (Agencies): Mali was hunting Saturday for suspects over the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead, mostly foreigners, as the president warned that no-one in the world could hide from terrorism. The government has declared a state of emergency after the bloody nine-hour …

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Nearly impossible to find jihadists among migrants

LESBOS, Greece, Nov 21, (AFP): As the hunt for jihadists widens after last week’s Paris attacks, authorities in Greece warn it was virtually impossible to pick out dangerous extremists among arriving migrants, without prior intelligence. “If they are not already registered in the database, it’s nearly impossible,” says Dimitris Amountzias, …

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Leaders against anti-IS coalition with Moscow

PALANGA, Lithuania, Nov 21, (AFP): The three Baltic states on Friday said they would not join any Western coalition fighting the Islamic State jihadist group if it included their Soviet-era master Russia because of its role in the Ukraine conflict. French President Francois Hollande had called this week for a …

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Militants attack hotel in Mali, at least 27 killed – Qaeda claims

BAMAKO, Nov 20, (Agencies): At least 27 people were reported dead on Friday after Malian commandos stormed a hotel seized by Islamist gunmen to rescue 170 people, many of them foreigners, trapped in the building. The jihadist group Al Mourabitoun, allied to al- Qaeda and based in the desert north …

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