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Suspected Car Bomb Kills at least 10 People in Somali Capital

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Nov 26 – A suspected car bomb killed at least 10 people when it exploded at a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, police and witnesses said. Reuters witnesses saw several bodies at the scene of the blast near the

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Warplanes Hit Daesh Targets in Northern Syria – Turkish Army

ISTANBUL, Nov 26 – Turkish warplanes destroyed 12 Daesh targets while one Turkish soldier was killed in a clash with militants during an offensive in northern Syria, Turkey’s military said on Saturday. Turkey and Syrian rebels are carrying out an operation to push the jihadists from the border after an air strike on Thursday killed

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UK Islamist Preacher Choudary Jailed for Five and a Half Years

LONDON, Sept 6  – Anjem Choudary, Britain’s best-known Islamist preacher whose followers have been linked to numerous plots around the world, was sentenced to five years and six months in prison on Tuesday for inviting support for Daesh, Sky News reported. Choudary had been convicted previously by a jury at London’s Old Bailey court of

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Suspected Islamist Militants Kill Four in Attacks in Kazakhstan

By Mariya Gordeyeva and Olzhas Auyezov ALMATY, July 18 – Suspected Islamist militants killed at least three policemen and a civilian in Kazakhstan’s financial capital Almaty on Monday, security sources and witnesses said, and authorities said one gunman was still at large. The attackers targeted a district police station and an office of the KNB

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Iran’s Zarif Tells European Lawmakers Islamist Militancy Also Their Problem

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, Feb 16 – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told European Union lawmakers on Tuesday militant Islam was also a European problem as he defended Iran’s involvement in Syria’s civil war on the side of President Bashar Al Assad. European parliamentarians quizzed Zarif about alleged human rights violations in Iran, Iranian defence

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At least 20 Dead in Siege by Suspected Islamists at Burkina Faso Hotel

By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Nadoun Coulibaly OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 16 – At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday, a hospital director said, an attack for which al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility. Security forces began

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Indonesia Says Attack Underlines Emergence of Daesh Threat

By Randy Fabi and Fergus Jensen JAKARTA, Jan 15 – Indonesia must strengthen its defences against Daesh and work with neighboring countries to fight it, Jakarta’s police chief said on Friday, a day after an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of the Southeast Asian nation’s capital. Just seven people were killed in the

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Bangladesh Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Islamist Leader

DHAKA, Jan 6 – Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upheld the death penalty for a top Islamist party leader on Wednesday for atrocities committed during the country’s war of independence from Pakistan more than four decades ago, a government lawyer said. Four opposition politicians, including three leaders of the Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, have been convicted by

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Bangladesh Police Raid Militant Hideout, Explosives Found

DHAKA, Dec 27 – Police said on Sunday they had detained three suspected members of a banned militant group and found a sniper rifle, ammunition, explosives and military suits in a hideout in southeastern Bangladesh. The raid came days after police busted a militant hideout in the capital Dhaka as security forces stepped up a

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