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EU Hopes for Turkish Help In Slowing Flow of Migrants

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, Nov 29 – Leaders of the European Union aim to sign an agreement with Turkey in Brussels on Sunday that offers Ankara cash and closer ties with the EU in return for Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe. Aware of a sense of desperation in Europe for

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Saudi Arabia Imposes Sanctions on At Least 12 Hezbollah Figures

DUBAI, Nov 26 – Saudi Arabia imposed sanctions on at least 12 senior Hezbollah figures accused of responsibility for carrying out operations for the group, which it had designated a terrorist organization in March of last year, state media reported on Thursday. “These names were designated today and sanctions imposed on them under the terrorism

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Britain’s PM Cameron Says Time to Start Bombing Militants in Syria

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON, Nov 26 – Prime Minister David Cameron told lawmakers on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Daesh militants in Syria, saying Britain cannot “subcontract its security to other countries.” Cameron, who lost a vote on air strikes against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s forces in 2013, needs to

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Suspect in Beirut Bombings Dead in Syria Operation

BEIRUT, Nov 26 (Reuters) – An operation in Syria launched by the Syrian army and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia killed a person involved in the logistics of a twin suicide bomb attack in southern Beirut earlier this month, the Hezbollah-run al-Manar television channel said on Thursday. The operation killed the person “responsible for transporting the two

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French Soldier Dies After Landmine Blows Up Vehicle in Mali

PARIS, Nov 26 (Reuters) – A French soldier has died after suffering injuries in Mali when his vehicle was attacked by “terrorist groups”, the French President’s office said in a statement on Thursday. The soldier, who held a sergeant’s role in a parachute regiment, suffered the injuries in October in the north of Mali when

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China Steps Up Efforts to Fight Militancy After Mali Attack

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Nov. 26 (Reuters) – China will strengthen its cooperation with Africa in the fight against violent extremism after an attack last week by Islamist militants in Mali killed 19 people, including three Chinese citizens, China’s foreign minister said on Thursday. Chinese President Xi Jinping called for relevant departments to boost security

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German Interior Minister Calls for European Refugee Cap

VIENNA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Europe should set a limit on the number of refugees it takes in and seek out those most clearly entitled to protection, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard. In remarks published a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel, a fellow conservative, pledged

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U.S. Has Urged Legal Reforms Abroad to Block Daesh Recruits

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Nov 26 – The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Daesh, according to a policy paper reviewed by Reuters. U.S. government officials distributed the paper to

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Daesh Claims Suicide Attack on Tunisian Bus That Killed 13

TUNIS Nov 25 – At least 13 people were killed in Tuesday’s apparent suicide bombing of a Tunisian presidential guard bus in central Tunis, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and tighten security around the capital. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, an official statement from the group said. Shortly after the

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