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Norway on alert over imminent attack threat

Militant Islamists with fighting experience in Syria may be planning an attack in Norway in the coming days, police said on Thursday, as they deployed armed units at borders, airports and railway stations. A small group of Norway-

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Islamists attack Yemeni airport as bomber hits army base

Suspected Islamist militants attacked an airport in the eastern Yemeni city of Seiyun early on Thursday, clashing with soldiers and occupying parts of the building, sources at the airport said. At around the same time, security of

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Libyan Islamists warn US against interference

The leader of Islamist militant group Ansar Al-Sharia in Libya's Benghazi city warned the United States  against interference or it would face worse than the conflicts in Somalia, Iraq, or Afghanistan. Libya's young d

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Egyptian liberal finds enemies on all sides

Amr Hamzawy's liberal politics put him on the wrong side of the Islamists who rose to power after the 2011 uprising. Now his criticism of the army-backed order that replaced them is generating new enemies. A rare example of a

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Now Syria democrats fear Al Qaeda militants

When he was agitating for revolution, urging fellow Syrians to rise up against President Bashar Al-Assad, Abdullah dreaded the midnight knock at the door from the secret police. Now that the uprising has succeeded in his home town

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Rise of Islamists frays UAE-Egypt relations

  Days before his overthrow, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received a senior visitor from the UAE, one of several Gulf monarchies long supportive of the most Arab populous country and its veteran

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Alcohol sale banned in Egypt's new suburbs

  Two years after the Egyptian revolution that ousted an authoritarian regime, liberals are increasingly concerned that the ruling Islamists are out to curb personal freedoms and build a society in

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Tunisia Islamists reject PM's move

  Tunisia's governing Islamists rejected on Thursday a plan by their party chief and prime minister to dismiss the government after the shooting of a leading critic, whose death sparked the bigg

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Tunisian govt dissolved after critic's killing

  Tunisia's ruling Islamists dissolved the government and promised rapid elections in a bid to restore calm after the killing of an opposition leader sparked the biggest street protests since th

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Algeria ends desert siege with 23 hostages dead

  Algerian troops ended a siege by Islamist militants at a gas plant in the Sahara desert where 23 hostages died, with a final assault which killed all the remaining hostage-takers.   Believed to be

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