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India furious as China blocks UN blacklisting of militant chief

China has put a hold on India's request to add the head of the Pakistani militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad to the United Nations' al Qaeda-Islamic State blacklist, UN diplomats said on Friday, eliciting an angry reaction from the Indian go

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Another militant killed at Indian air base on day two

Indian security forces killed one more gunman on Sunday at an air base attacked by militants a day earlier, leaving one assailant still suspected at large in the sprawling facility near the border with Pakistan. Gunfire and blasts

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Bahrain detains ex-MP for funding militants

Bahrain has detained a former member of parliament on charges of financing militants, state news agency BNA said. The agency did not name the man but quoted the director of criminal investigations as saying he was held on August 1

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Saudi says wanted militant killed in shootout

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said on Saturday a wanted militant, a supporter of Islamic State, had been killed in an exchange of fire with police when he refused to surrender. Youssef Al Ghamdi was surrounded by police in

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Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai

Egypt's military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years. The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday's fightin

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How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances

In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate. Sales at Sha

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US to sell Tunisia 12 Black Hawks to aid militant fight

The US is planning to sell Tunisia a dozen advanced attack helicopters as Washington seeks to help the North African state stamp out a mounting threat from Islamist militants. "We asked the US to give us about 12 Black Hawks,"

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Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza

Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in their conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the group said on Sunday, hours after fighting between the sides resumed.   &q

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Militant backers say US air strikes in Iraq would be avenged

Online backers of the Sunni Islamist militants who seized swaths of Iraq this month have said that any US air strikes on the fighters will lead to attacks on Americans. US President Barack Obama has offered up to 300 American advi

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Libyan PM will fight militants with foreign aid

Libya's new premier has said that his cabinet will focus on fighting militants, securing borders and building up armed forces with foreign help, and appealed to hardliners who want his government removed. Libya is caught up in

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