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27 dead after Islamists seize hotel in Mali

Around 27 people were reported dead on Friday after Malian commandos stormed a hotel seized by Islamist gunmen to rescue 170 people, many of them foreigners, trapped in the building. The jihadist group Al Mourabitoun, allied to al

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Tunisian arrests prevent major Islamist attack

Tunisia has arrested a cell of 17 Islamist militants and prevented a major assault on hotels and security forces in the resort town of Sousse planned for this month, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday. Sousse was

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PAM party, Islamists win most seats in Morocco

A political party formed by a close associate of Morocco's king secured most seats in local elections on Friday, closely followed by the ruling Islamist party which also won in major cities, according to preliminary results. M

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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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