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Belgium charges 3 with terrorism

BRUSSELS, March 26, (RTRS): Belgian prosecutors have charged three men with terrorist offences, including a suspect who local media said appeared on security footage with two suicide bombers at Brussels airport shortly before they detonated their bombs. Prosecutors named the third man as Faycal C while media identified him as …

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Belgium’s Muslims vow to fight radicalisation

BRUSSELS, March 26, (AFP): After chanting “Allahu akbar”, those gathered for Friday prayers at Brussels’ Grand Mosque streamed outside to chant “Long Live Belgium,” feeling the pressure to tackle radicalisation after the attacks on the city. “The time has come to act,” Imam Ndiaye Mouhameth Galaye told AFP ahead of …

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US berets kill senior DAESH leader – SYRIA RETAKES PALMYRA … IRAQ PROGRESS SLOW ON MOSUL

WASHINGTON, March 25, (Agencies): US forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday. Carter identified the senior IS leader as Abd ar-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli and described him as the group’s finance minister. He said …

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Brussels man shot … tied to foiled Paris plot – Belgian police conduct more raids, Germany holds 2

BRUSSELS, March 25, (Agencies): Belgian prosecutors confirmed on Friday a man shot and detained in a police operation in the Brussels district of Schaerbeek was linked to a planned attack in France, foiled by the French authorities on Thursday. The prosecutors said in a statement they had detained three people …

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Skopje sentences six for joining ISIS

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 25, (AP): A criminal court in Macedonia’s capital Skopje has sentenced six people, including an imam, to prison for joining the Islamic State group and recruiting fi ghters for it. The imam, believed to be the mastermind of the group, was sentenced Friday to seven years. A …

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Two female suicide ‘bombers’ killed in NE Nigeria: vigilantes – Boko Haram kidnaps 16 women

KANO, Nigeria, March 25, (AFP): Nigerian troops on Friday killed two female suicide bombers outside the northeastern town of Maiduguri, the scene of a twin suicide attack in a mosque last week that killed 25 worshippers, vigilantes said. The two bombers were spotted by civilian vigilantes assisting the military against …

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IS trains 400 to ‘target’ Europe

PARIS, March 24, (AP): The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The …

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Hunt on amid jihad call

BRUSSELS, March 24, (RTRS): Belgian police were on Thursday hunting for a third man filmed with two Islamic State suicide bombers at Brussels airport as evidence piled up that the same jihadist network was involved in the deadly Paris attacks last November. With pressure mounting on Europe to improve cooperation …

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Karadzic sentenced to 40 years – Former Bosnian Serb leader ‘guilty of genocide’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 24, (Agencies): Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was convicted of genocide and nine other charges Thursday at a UN court, and sentenced to 40 years in prison. The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal found Karadzic guilty of orchestrating Serb atrocities throughout Bosnia’s 1992-95 war that left …

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Saudi executes two ‘murderers’

RIYADH, March 24, (AFP): Saudi Arabia executed two convicted murderers on Thursday, one of them a Jordanian, bringing to 78 the number of death sentences it has carried out this year. Jordanian Ammar al-Sager was found guilty of stabbing Saudi citizen Osama al-Bukhaitan to death, the interior ministry said. Turki …

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