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Nice attack shows need to speed up work against terror - Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told his Russian counterpart in Moscow that the attack in the French city of Nice showed the need to speed up international efforts to tackle terrorism, especially in Syria. Kerry, who la

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Why Islamic State is far from defeated

Deadly attacks in four countries linked to Islamic State show the limitations of US-led efforts to loosen the group's grip in Syria and Iraq, and the challenge of stopping attacks that are not only globally dispersed but very different in th

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CIA chief expects 9/11 papers to clear Saudi

CIA chief John Brennan said on Sunday he expects 28 classified pages of a US congressional report into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility. "I think the 28 pa

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Nearly 1,000 killed in attacks on health workers in 2014-15

Nearly 1,000 people were killed in attacks on health centres worldwide over the past two years, almost 40 per cent of them in Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday in its first report on the issue. The United

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IS calls for attacks on the West during Ramadan

A new message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State calls on followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June. "Ramadan, the mon

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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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