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Al Qaeda militants execute 15 Yemeni soldiers

Al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen on Saturday seized and executed 15 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local officials and residents said. The soldiers were detained by militants while travelling from the sout

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US, Saudi sanction Pakistan militant group

Saudi Arabia and the US imposed joint sanctions targeting the Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, the two countries announced. The sanctions targeted four individuals and two affiliated organisations, including James Al

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Europe needs to plug data gaps to track militants

Europe should set up a transnational data network to keep better track of Islamist militants who may have returned from Iraq and Syria, the head of German police said on Saturday. Holger Muench, president of the BKA federal police

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Al Qaeda militants seize southern Yemen town

Dozens of al Qaeda militants took control of the southern Yemeni town of Ahwar on Saturday, residents said, consolidating the group's control over much of the region. The coastal city and surrounding district, in Abyan provinc

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Tunisia finishes 200-km Libya border fence

Tunisia has completed a 200-km (125 mile) barrier along its frontier with Libya to try to keep out Islamist militants, and will soon install electronic monitoring systems, Defence Minister Farhat Hachani said on Saturday. Libya

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Militants storm Pakistan university, 19 killed

Armed militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens a little more than a year after the massacre of 134 students at a school in the area, officials said.

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Sixth militant killed at Indian air base

Another gunman was confirmed killed on Sunday in an operation to clear an Indian air base after a militant attack, a home ministry source told Reuters, bringing the total number of assailants eliminated to six. "The decision

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At issue in U.N. Syria ceasefire plan: Who is a terrorist?

A UN plan to suspend Syria's nearly five-year-old civil war calls for listing which militant groups may be fought despite an eventual ceasefire, one of the toughest issues vexing diplomats trying to end the conflict. A UN draf

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Islamist preacher held in Germany for recruiting militants

A German Islamist preacher was arrested in Germany on Tuesday for recruiting fighters for a militant group in Syria and purchasing and delivering military equipment, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said. Sven Lau, 35, is suspe

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Saudi police seize militants with guns, suicide vest

Saudi police captured two suspected militants, along with several weapons and an explosive vest, in two raids around the capital Riyadh late on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. Militants sympathetic

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