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IS boosts attacks as territorial losses mount

Islamic State attacks have increased this year, particularly in Iraq and Syria as the group responds to substantial territorial losses, a US-based analysis firm IHS said on Sunday. There were 891 attacks during the first quarter o

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Tunisia sees tourism steady despite attacks

Tunisia expects to attract 5.5 million foreign tourists this year, about the same as last year, after increasing security at hotels and focusing on new markets to counter the fallout from militant attacks, the tourism minister said.

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Tunisia tourism revenue down 54pc in Jan-Feb

Tunisia's central bank said on Thursday tourism revenue in first two months in 2016 fell by 54 per cent to 182 million dinars ($90.21 million) compared with the same period of 2015. The decline follows two major attacks by Isl

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FBI warned Dutch about Bakraoui brothers before attacks

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told Dutch police that two brothers were being sought by Belgian authorities a week before the pair blew themselves up in suicide attacks in Brussels, the Dutch interior minister said on Tuesday.

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Belgium frees suspect linked with attacks

A man widely reported to be the third individual in CCTV footage of two suspected suicide bombers at Brussels airport was released on Monday for lack of evidence. Belgium's federal prosecutor's office said it had freed a m

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Belgians identify two suspected bombers

Belgian police identified two suspected Islamic State suicide bombers captured on security cameras before they struck Brussels Airport on Tuesday in the first of two attacks that also hit the city's metro, public broadcaster RTBF said on Wed

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Islamic State claims deadly Brussels attacks

Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least 30 people, a news agency affiliated to the group said. The Amaq agency said s

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Brussels airport, metro attacks toll rises to 34

Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, according to public broadcaster VRT, triggering security alerts across Europe and bringing some cross-border traffic to

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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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