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Istanbul attacks to impact Turkey tourism, says expert

The explosion in Istanbul’s most prominent tourist attraction on January 12 is expected to negatively impact inbound flow to Turkey on the short-to-medium term, said an industry expert. The blast took place at the Sultanahme

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IS ‘gets tougher’ in face of air strikes: message

A new message purporting to come from the leader of Islamic State said air strikes by Russia and a US-led coalition had failed to weaken the group. "Be confident that God will grant victory to those who worship him, and hear

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Flight bookings to Paris down 25pc after attack

New flight bookings to Paris, one of the world's most visited cities, have fallen by over a quarter in the week following attacks there that killed 130 people. Bookings to Paris from customers around the world were 27 per cent

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Atleast 15 killed in IS attacks in Yemen

Two Islamic State (IS)-claimed attacks on Friday in Yemen's largest province killed at least 15 people and wounded 30, security officials said, in the latest sign the extremists are taking advantage of the country's civil war to expand t

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ATM attacks in Bahrain 'an Iranian plot'

Members of a terrorist group were waiting for a “zero hour signal” from Iranian operatives to blow up ATM machines in Bahrain, a court heard. A Bahraini policeman was giving evidence in the trial of five men, aged betw

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Concern over attacks on Bahraini schools

Bahraini activists have expressed concern over a spate of attacks on schools shortly before the new academic term is set to start. It follows three incidents outside government schools in Muharraq in the space of a week, including the discover

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Bombings, assaults kill 42 in Kabul

A wave of attacks on Afghan police, army and Nato installations in Kabul killed at least 42 people and wounded hundreds, dashing hope that Taliban insurgents might be weakened by a leadership struggle after news of their longtime leader's de

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Crude flow in Iraq-Turkey pipeline to resume tomorrow

Oil pumping in the Iraqi pipeline carrying Kurdish and Kirkuk oil to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan has been halted since last Thursday, shipping agents and Turkish energy sources said.   Crude flow wa

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Friday attacks show Islamic State's growing reach

The attacks came one after the other in the space of a few hours. In France, a decapitated body covered in Arabic writing was found after an attacker rammed his car into a gas container, triggering an explosion. In Kuwait, a suici

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IT decision makers in UAE ‘expect to be hit by cyber attacks’

A majority of information technology decision makers in the UAE believed that their organisations were victims of cyber attacks in the last 12 months, and almost all of them expect to be targeted again this year, according to a recent survey.

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