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UK embassy in Bahrain to stay open despite threat

The British Embassy in Bahrain will remain open today, despite security threats against western powers, said a report. However, it advised its staff to be "extra vigilant" and urged British nationals to avoid large crowd

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Double car bombing kills 44 in Damascus

Suicide car bombers struck Damascus on Friday, officials said, sending human limbs flying in the bloodiest violence in Syria's capital since a revolt against President Bashar Al-Assad began nine months ago. An interior ministry spokesman r

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Obama 'approved secret operations in Yemen’

President Barack Obama approved secret joint US military and intelligence operations with Yemeni troops that began six weeks ago and killed six regional Al Qaeda leaders, The Washington Post reported. Obama approved a December 24 strike ag

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Qaeda-linked man in bid to blow up US plane

A Nigerian man linked to al Qaeda tried to set off an explosive device aboard a US passenger plane as it approached Detroit, but was overpowered by passengers and crew and the aircraft landed safely, officials said. The suspect suffered ex

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Saudi fears militants use Yemen, new tactics

A recent attempt to assassinate Saudi Arabia's security chief has raised concerns over new methods of hiding explosives, as well as Al Qaeda using Yemen to revive its operations against Saudi Arabia, experts say. In August, a suicide b

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Saudi prince spoke to bomber before attack

The Saudi interior ministry issued a recording of a telephone conversation between the prince who heads the kingdom's anti-terrorism campaign and an Al Qaeda militant who tried to assassinate him days later. Last Thursday, a suicide bo

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Iraq seizes ‘Baghdad car bombs group'

Iraqi authorities have said they had arrested a policeman and six others accused of being al Qaeda members who staged car bombings in Baghdad the day before a visit by US President Barack Obama. Seven car bombs across the capital on April

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