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Lebanon Fears New Terror Wave After Multiple Suicide Attack

BEIRUT, June 28 – The Lebanese government warned on Tuesday of a heightened terrorist threat after eight suicide bombers targeted a Christian village at the border with Syria, the latest spillover of its conflict into Lebanon. The village of Qaa was targeted on Monday in two waves of suicide attacks that killed five people. The

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Blast at Government Office in Pakistan Kills 21

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 29 – A suicide bomber attacked a government office in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 70, officials said. A Pakistani Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the attack on a branch of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), which issues government ID

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Germany May Send Troops to Join Coalition in Middle East

By John O’Donnell FRANKFURT, Nov 29 – Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to provide service support to planes and ships of a coalition battling Daesh, Germany’s top defense official told a newspaper on Sunday. Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to support the offensive against Daesh during

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Pakistani Man Faces Sentencing in U.S. Over Al Qaeda Plot

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Nov 24 – A Pakistani man is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after a U.S. jury convicted him of plotting to bomb a shopping center in England as part of an Al Qaeda plan for attacks in Europe and the United States. Abid Naseer, 29, faces life in prison

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New York Prepares for Thanksgiving Parade As Daesh Threat Looms

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Nov 23 – David Huddle and his daughter Megan, a flute player for the North Hardin High School marching band in Kentucky, have been preparing for more than a year for the band’s performance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. They have no intention of letting threats

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Brussels Wears Deserted Look as Belgium Reviews Alert Status

BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Belgian security officials were set to review on Sunday whether to keep Brussels on maximum alert, leaving the public to wonder whether the blanket metro closure and cancellation of events could continue into the working week. Prime Minister Charles Michel has advised the public to be alert rather than panic-stricken,

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France’s Army Chief Sees No ‘Fast Victory’ Against Daesh

PARIS, Nov 22 – France’s army chief of staff said on Sunday he sees no short term military victory in the fight against Daesh as Paris intensifies its strikes on targets in Syria following the deadly attacks in the French capital. President Francois Hollande has called for a grand coalition, including the United States and

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Belgium Raises Alert Level to Highest, Shuts Brussels Metro

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, Nov 21 – Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a “serious and imminent” threat of an attack. A week after the Paris attacks carried out by Daesh militants, of whom

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Two Terror Groups Claim Joint Responsibility for Mali Attack

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO, Nov 20 – Islamist militants killed 19 people in an attack on a top hotel in the capital of Mali on Friday before Malian commandos stormed the building and rescued 170 people, many of them foreigners. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced the death toll and said seven people were wounded in

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Gunfire Erupts in North Paris As Police Hunt Suspect

PARIS Nov 18 – Shots rang out in the Saint Denis area of northern Paris early on Wednesday as special police forces launched an operation to catch one of the suspects from Friday night’s shooting in the French capital, a police source told Reuters. French TV station BFMTV said some police had been wounded during

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