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Russia says U.S. recruiting terrorists to fight in Ukraine

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | The United States is actively recruiting members of international terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State (ISIS), as mercenaries to fight in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has said. In April this year, about 60 ISIS militants aged 20-25 were released from prisons controlled by …

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China calls for joint efforts to combat terrorism

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The international community should strengthen solidarity and join hands in fighting terrorism, a senior Chinese diplomat said. The lessons of the boomerang effect are still fresh in memory, and must be learned by heart, Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Jianghao said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Terrorists gang up against Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Terrorists gang up against Museveni: ADF, Islamic State, al-Shabaab working together THE LAST WORD The strategy of fighting ADF: How to handle the new wave of terrorism without helping terrorist achieve their political …

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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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