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Tunisia Foils Major Islamist Attack Planned on Resort Town

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Nov 17 – Tunisia has arrested a cell of 17 Islamist militants and prevented a major assault on hotels and security forces in the resort town of Sousse planned for this month, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday. Sousse was the site of one of two major attacks claimed

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German Police Chief Plays Down Security Threat From Refugees

BERLIN, Nov 17 – There is no sign that Islamist militants have entered Germany posing as refugees to commit an attack, the head of the police has said, responding to concerns following the attacks in Paris that an open-door refugee policy poses a security risk. Holger Muench, president of the BKA federal police, told the

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Yemen’s Exiled President Returns To Aden

ADEN, Nov. 17 – Yemen’s exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned to the southern port city of Aden on Tuesday to rally forces loyal to him in the country’s civil war and oversee a campaign to retake the city of Taiz, a presidency official said. Hadi’s loyalists made advances amid heavy fighting in the southwestern

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Refugees Drown After Boat Sinks In Kos

ATHENS, Nov. 17 – Eight migrants drowned and at least another three were missing after their inflatable boat sank off the Greek island of Kos early on Tuesday, the coastguard said. Seven people were rescued, and emergency crews were still trying to recover all the bodies of the people who died from the capsized vessel,

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Polls Show 63 Percent Of Americans Fearful of a Paris-Style Attack

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A majority of Americans want the United States to intensify its assault on Daesh following the Paris attacks, but most remain opposed to sending troops to Iraq or Syria, where the militant group is based, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. That view runs counter to comments by some 2016 Republican presidential

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Anonymous Hackers Declare Cyber War On Daesh

LONDON, Nov. 16 – The Anonymous hackers collective is preparing to unleash waves of cyberattacks on Daesh following the attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people, it said in a video posted online. A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask said Daesh militants who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks were “vermin” and

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Police Raid Homes in France, Vow “It’s Just the Beginning”

By Chine Labbé and Crispian Balmer PARIS, Nov 16 – Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following Friday’s Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was the possible mastermind. Prosecutors said one of the killers had been stopped and fingerprinted in Greece last

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Paris Attackers: What We Know So Far

Belgian intelligence officials suggested on Monday that as many as 20 people could be involved in Friday’s attacks in Paris. At least five of the suspects are French nationals and several others from Belgium according to a report in Reuters. French prosecutors believe that a total of 15 men were involved in the simultaneous attacks:

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Paris Attacks Reverse Global Market Losses

LONDON, Nov. 16 – European shares reversed early losses on Monday and the safe-haven yen fell against the dollar with no long-term economic impact seen from Friday’s attack in Paris. Asian shares hit six-week lows as investors bought into traditionally safe investments, including gold, the yen and low-risk government debt. However, gold came off session

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Israeli Troops Kill Two Palestinian Gunmen in West Bank Raid

By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 16 – Israeli troops killed two Palestinian gunmen during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Monday that was sparked by an army incursion to demolish a jailed militant’s family home, Palestinian medical sources and residents said. At least three other Palestinians in Qalandia refugee camp, near

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