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Germany 'must be ready for Istanbul-style attacks'

Attacks by Islamist militants pose the biggest security threat for Germany and events like the shooting and bombing in Istanbul this week could happen in Germany, the head of the country's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) told a Saturday n

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Europeans view Islamic State as top threat

Europeans view the militant group Islamic State as the biggest threat facing their countries, ahead of climate change, economic instability and refugees, a survey by the Pew Research Center showed on Monday. Respondents in nine of

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Brussels attacker was on US terror watch list

Brahim El Bakraoui, one of the Brussels suicide bombers, was on a US counter terrorism watch list before the November attacks in Paris and his brother Khalid was put on the list shortly afterwards, sources familiar with the matter said.

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GCC terms Hezbollah a terrorist organisation

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has designated Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, it said on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the Iran-allied group that wields influence in Lebanon and plays a key role in the Syrian crisis.

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Warning over fundraising to support terror

A leading international relations expert has denounced activists in America seeking to destabilise Bahrain and the Gulf region. He issued a warning yesterday (February 10) over fundraising by Bahraini agitators abroad, amid concerns the money

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Bahrain ‘resolute in fighting terror’

Bahrain is committed to the fight against terror, stressed Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. He said Bahrain stood firmly with the international coalition to combat the Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh or ISIL, and wo

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Blasts, gunfight in Indonesian capital; 6 dead

Militants launched a gun and bomb assault killing at least six people in the centre of the Indonesian capital on Thursday, police said, in an attack that followed a threat by Islamic State fighters to put the country in their "spotlight&q

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US 'will not be terrorised' as IS hails California killers

US President Barack Obama insisted that America "will not be terrorised" as the Islamic State (IS) group praised the perpetrators of the California mass shooting as "soldiers" of its caliphate. The president

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Man knife-slashed in London metro ‘terror act’

A man wielding a knife slashed a man in an east London metro station on Saturday, reportedly screaming "this is for Syria", before police used a stun gun to detain him in what they described as a terrorist incident. A po

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German police arrest five over Paris terror attacks

Police in the western German city of Aachen arrested five people, at least three of them foreign citizens, on Tuesday in an operation linked to the militant attacks last Friday in Paris that killed 129 people. A special police res

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