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France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case. Two people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the...

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Emirati forces in Yemen's Aden free British hostage: WAM

Emirati forces in Yemen's Aden free British hostage: WAM

United Arab Emirates forces based in Yemen's port city of Aden have freed a British hostage who had been held by al Qaeda, state news agency WAM said on Sunday. The hostage, who went missing in Feb. 2014, was taken to Abu Dhabi on a military plane on Saturday night, the agency said....

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U.S.-led coalition stages 27 air strikes on Islamic State: statement

U.S.-led coalition stages 27 air strikes on Islamic State: statement

(Reuters)- The United States and its coalition partners targeted Islamic State in 27 air strikes in Friday's round of daily attacks on the militant group in Iraq and Syria, the Command Joint Task Force said in a statement on Saturday. Twenty-two of the strikes were in Iraq with...

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Egyptian Brotherhood leader handed sixth life prison sentence: judicial sources

Egyptian Brotherhood leader handed sixth life prison sentence: judicial sources

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and several other prominent Islamists were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for murder and inciting violence, judicial sources said, part of an ongoing crackdown on the outlawed group. Badie has faced numerous trials and has...

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Blast heard in diplomatic quarter of Afghan capital Kabul

Blast heard in diplomatic quarter of Afghan capital Kabul

(Reuters)- A loud blast was heard in the diplomatic area of Kabul on Saturday followed by blaring alarms, Reuters witnesses said. There was no immediate confirmation of what caused the blast of whether there were any casualties.

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France train gunman had been under surveillance: source

France train gunman had been under surveillance: source

A gunman overpowered by passengers during a shooting on a train in France on Friday had been identified as dangerous by foreign security services and had been under police surveillance, a French source with knowledge of the case said. Three people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the...

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North, South Korea officials meet at DMZ in bid to ease tension

North, South Korea officials meet at DMZ in bid to ease tension

Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea met at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border on Saturday, raising hopes for an end to a standoff that put the rivals on the brink of armed conflict. The meeting at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) village, known for its sky-blue...

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Saudi helicopter crash kills two on Yemen border: coalition

Saudi helicopter crash kills two on Yemen border: coalition

A helicopter from the Saudi-led forces battling anti-government fighters in Yemen crashed along the Saudi border, killing the two pilots, the coalition said Saturday. "The two pilots fell as martyrs when their aircraft crashed while they were defending the borders of Saudi Arabia from these...

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White House: Islamic State second-in-command killed in U.S. air strike

White House: Islamic State second-in-command killed in U.S. air strike

The second-in-command of the Islamic State militant group was killed during a U.S. air strike in Iraq on Tuesday, the White House said on Friday, dealing a blow to the group that has sought to form a caliphate across the Muslim world. "Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Hajji...

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ISIS No. 2 killed by US drone strike, White House confirms

ISIS No. 2 killed by US drone strike, White House confirms

 White House confirms ISIS second-in-command Hajji Mutazz was killed in US military airstrike on August 18

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Dozens killed in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen-aid group, Houthis

Dozens killed in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen-aid group, Houthis

Dozens of people, many of them civilians, were killed in air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition on the southwestern Yemeni city of Taiz, an aid organization and Houthi media said on Friday. Houses were reduced to rubble and many victims were unable to reach hospitals, Medicins Sans...

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Deadly blasts hit Yemen's Aden and Hadramout, EU criticizes port attacks

Deadly blasts hit Yemen's Aden and Hadramout, EU criticizes port attacks

  A bomb next to the governor's office in the Yemeni city of Aden killed four people on Thursday, witnesses said, and the European Union urged parties to avoid hitting civilian infrastructure after Saudi-led air strikes on Hodeida port. No one claimed...

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Tsipras resigns, paving way for snap Greek election

Tsipras resigns, paving way for snap Greek election

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in. Tsipras submitted his resignation to President Prokopis...

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Kurdish civilians under fire as Turkey bombs PKK in Iraq

Kurdish civilians under fire as Turkey bombs PKK in Iraq

When Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called a ceasefire with Turkey two years ago, residents of the village of Sigire slaughtered a sheep to celebrate what they believed was the start of a new era of peace. Their homes and orchards in the mountains of northern Iraq had been on...

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Islamic State claims Cairo courthouse bombing which wounded 30

Islamic State claims Cairo courthouse bombing which wounded 30

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate said it was behind a car bombing that wounded 30 people, including 8 policemen, near a state security building and courthouse in a Cairo suburb on Thursday. A statement circulated on Twitter by supporters of the group, Sinai Province, said the bomb was a...

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Four Palestinian Hamas militants abducted in Egypt's Sinai: sources

Four Palestinian Hamas militants abducted in Egypt's Sinai: sources

Four members of Hamas' armed wing were abducted in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday after the bus they were on was stopped by unidentified gunmen, sources close to the Palestinian group and Egyptian security officials said. Egypt accuses Hamas of supporting militant groups seeking to...

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Eight soldiers killed, Istanbul palace attacked as Turkish unrest mounts

Eight soldiers killed, Istanbul palace attacked as Turkish unrest mounts

Gunmen fired on police outside an Istanbul palace and a bomb killed eight soldiers in the southeast on Wednesday, heightening a sense of crisis as Turkey's leaders struggled to form a new government. The Istanbul governor's office said two members of a "terrorist group" armed with hand...

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Tunisia policeman shot dead in beach massacre town

Tunisia policeman shot dead in beach massacre town

A Tunisian policeman was shot dead Wednesday by two assailants on a motorbike in the coastal resort of Sousse where a jihadi gunman killed 38 tourists in June, a senior security official said. "Unknown assailants fired on three policemen on a road. One of them was hit and died in hospital,"...

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