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Bahrain council backs tough anti-terror legislation

Inciting terrorism in Bahrain could soon result in a five-year prison sentence and fine of up to BD5,000 ($13,168) under a proposed strengthening of anti-terror legislation. The proposed amendment to the Anti-Terrorism Law, which

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Terrorism a dangerous plague, warns Bahrain

Condemning the terrorist attack that targeted Al Anoud mosque in Dammam yesterday, killing four people, Bahrain warned that terrorism was a dangerous plague that posed an immense threat to all countries and peoples without exception or discrimin

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Bahrain forum to focus on combating terrorism financing

Bahrain will today host the eighth GCC-EU workshop on combating financing of terrorism. The Foreign Ministry and the Central Bank of Bahrain are organising the seminar in co-operation with the general secretariat of the GCC and th

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Japan offers $15.5m in MEA counter-terrorism aid

Japan will provide $15.5 million in aid to support counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East and Africa, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday, doubling the figure pledged last month. Islamic State militants have said

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Bahrain sends warplanes to Jordan to fight IS

Bahrain has deployed war planes to Jordan, the state news agency BNA said on Sunday, becoming the second Gulf Arab country to send warplanes to help in the fight against Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq. Jordan has taken a lea

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Cyber security threat 'biggest new challenge'

Combating terrorism and cyber security were highlighted by a panel of experts at a discussion in Bahrain held yesterday (February 1). The event, Geo-economics and Geopolitics of Transnational Organised Crime, was held by the Inter

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Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from US

Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the US in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. The United States origi

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Hostage crisis in Sydney, Islamic terror link seen

An armed assailant was holding an unknown number of hostages inside a central Sydney cafe on Monday, police said, with local television showing some being forced to hold up a black flag with white Arabic writing in the window. Pri

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US to deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pent

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Bahrain backs fight against terror

Bahrain has stressed the need for a global partnership to counter terrorism with resolve and efficacy. "Terrorism knows no border as no country is spared from its dangers and threats. This requires security and defence strategies t

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