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Foreign Office issues worldwide terrorism warning for British tourists

British holidaymakers travelling anywhere in the world have been told to be vigilant as they are at risk of being attacked by Islamist terrorists.<p>The Foreign Office on Friday night issued a worldwide travel warning, saying tourists were at a risk of attack as a result of Britain’s intervention in …

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Suicide car bomber kills 11 police, soldiers in Afghanistan | Reuters

PUL-I-ALAM Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed at least 11 members of the security forces and wounded more than 20 civilians near a police checkpoint in eastern Logar province in Afghanistan on Saturday, local officials said.<p>Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani listens to a question …

A halfhearted U.S. war effort in the Middle East

A common thread connects U.S. military operations of the last 20 or more years: We've persistently tried to fight them on the cheap. In gauging the requirements of a prospective campaign, “What do we need to win?” has repeatedly taken a back seat to “What's the minimum we can get by with?”<p>The …

War

Burkina Faso appoints new interim leader

Military throws weight behing Isaac Zida after president, Blaise Compaoré, flees to neighbouring Ivory Coast amid protests<p>Burkina Faso’s deposed president has fled to neighbouring Ivory Coast after being ousted in a popular uprising, while the military appears to have averted a dangerous power …

For Palestinians, A Bridge-Building Bus Trip To Israel Turns Sour

When the Israelis and the Palestinians were trying to make peace back in the 1990s, one of the buzzwords was "normalization," the attempt by both sides to learn to live together.<p>But in these days of ceaseless friction, normalization has become something of a dirty word, particularly for …

Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, …

Burkina Faso Army Backs Presidential Guard Official to Lead Transition

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Burkina Faso’s top military officials on Saturday threw their support behind presidential guard Lt. Col. Issaac Zida as leader of a transitional government following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore, sidelining the head of the army. “Lt. Col. Yacouba Issaac …

Africa

Former U.S. Marine freed after spending months in Mexican jail

(Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine, newly freed after seven months in a Mexican jail on gun charges, arrived in his home state of Florida on Saturday to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.<p>Former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi (L) talks to U.S. immigration offices at the San Ysidro …

Islamic State executes scores of fellow Sunni Muslims

Islamic Stateforces have carried out another mass killing of civilians in western Iraq, officials said Saturday – the systematic executions of at least 50 fellow Sunni Muslim men and women belonging to a tribe that has defied the extremist militants.<p>Amid a months-long onslaught by the Islamic …

US investigate claims Islamic State used chemical weapons

Islamic State jihadists reportedly used chlorine gas in an attack on a town north of Baghdad, sparking an investigation to be led by US officials<p>American security officials are examining claims by Iraqi doctors and police officers that Isil jihadists used chemical weapons in a town north of Baghdad.<p>…

Afghan civilians killed in attack on car

Afghan police have said that five people were killed and two injured when gunmen opened fire on a car in the eastern province of Nangarhar.<p>The attack took place on Friday as the car, which was carrying seven civilians, drove through Khogyani district at about 6am (01:30 GMT), the spokesman for the …

Stir in Sweden's waters is over as search for vessel is called off

Sweden's military feels certain there was an intruder, but it has called off the search for a mystery vessel in waters near Stockholm.<p>"At least one" foreign vessel was there, Swedish Rear Adm. Anders Grenstad said Friday. "It may have been a small vessel."<p>Whatever may have been lurking beneath the …

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly …

Attack on Egyptian military checkpoint kills dozens

Death toll expected to rise after incident in northern Sinai peninsula, where jihadi fighters have waged an insurgency<p>Egypt’s army suffered one of its biggest losses in recent years when militants killed at least 26 people at a military checkpoint in the northern Sinai peninsula, where jihadi …

NYPD commissioner calls hatchet attack on officers a 'terrorist act'

A man who attacked four New York City police officers with a hatchet Thursday was a recent convert to Islam and had become increasingly reclusive and "self-radicalized," New York's police commissioner said.<p>In a news conference Friday, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton called the incident a …

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Kurds fear Isis use of chemical weapon in Kobani

Doctor in besieged Syrian town reports arrival of patients with blisters, burning eyes and breathing difficulties after explosion<p>Kurds battling Islamic State militants for control of Kobani fear the extremist group may have used an unidentified chemical weapon, according to officials and one of the …

Despite demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go for US

The Obama administration's promise to limit U.S. military engagement against Islamic State militants makes it difficult to accept Turkey's terms for joining the fight in neighboring Syria.<p>Turkey and other American allies want the U.S. to create a no-fly zone inside Syrian territory. Yet doing that …

Turkey 'to let US use bases' against Islamic State

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1115000/1115560_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526829971_882a402babd9752706da7202af1c04f3<p><b>Turkey has agreed to allow moderate Syrian rebels to be trained on its soil, the US says, in its bid to combat Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.</b><p>US …

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