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ISIS leader Al Bakr Baghdadi dead

World leaders hailed the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an important step in the fight against terrorism but added that the war against ISIS was far from over. | THE INDEPENDENT | al-Baghdadi killed himself along with his three children when he was cornered in a tunnel in …

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Senate rebukes Trump over Syria, Afghanistan pullouts

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Senate approved by a large majority Monday an amendment critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan, in a sign of the deep discontent caused by the policies within his own Republican ranks. The resolution was sponsored by the Republican leader of …

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Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a “battle between good and evil”. In a highly anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia, Trump lashed out …

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In name at least, ISIL is defeated

Washington, United States | AFP |  ISIL is no more. At least, that’s the case in the hallways of the Pentagon, where military officials have done an about-face and started calling the Islamic State group ISIS, not ISIL. The latter acronym, standing for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, …

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COMMENT: Water as a force for peace

  COMMENT: By Sundeep Waslekar Countries that share riparian systems need regional security arrangements to preserve it The changing of the guard on the 38th floor of the United Nations building in New York, with António Guterres taking over for Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary-General, has taken place at a …

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US launches first anti-IS air raids in Libya’s Sirte

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | US warplanes Monday carried out air strikes on positions of the Islamic State jihadist group in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte for the first time, the country’s unity government announced. “The first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh (IS) organisation were carried …

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‘Lone wolf’ attacks rising, hard to track Europol warns

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Europe is at major risk of so-called “lone-wolf” terror attacks, its policing agency said Wednesday, with the latest incidents showing “how difficult it is to detect and disrupt suspects”. Recent incidents including Monday’s attack on a German train and last week’s carnage in Nice …

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