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15 dead as Philippines battles Islamic militants

The Philippine military said Wednesday it had launched an air and ground assault against Islamic militants wanted for a spate of kidnappings, with 14 militants and one soldier killed in the clashes.

15 dead as Philippines battles Islamic militants
Briton 'global exporter of terrorism' NY trial hears
Briton 'global exporter of terrorism' NY trial hears

British hate preacher Abu Hamza was a "global exporter" of violence and terrorism intent on waging war against non-Muslims, prosecutors said Thursday as the Egyptian-born cleric's trial opened in New York.

Briton 'global exporter of terrorism' NY trial hears
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Two foreign UN consultants shot dead in central Somalia

A Briton and a Frenchman working for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime were shot dead Monday as they disembarked from a plane in central Somalia, officials and witnesses said.

Two foreign UN consultants shot dead in central Somalia
Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges
Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges

A New York jury on Wednesday found Osama bin Laden's son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists as an impassioned Al-Qaeda spokesman in 2001-2002.

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges
Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination
Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination

A jihadist group repeated its calls for French president Francois Hollande's assassination in revenge for the European nation's recent interventions in Africa, terrorist monitoring group SITE said.

Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination
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Bin Laden son-in-law tells US trial of 9/11 cave chat

Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in-law said Wednesday as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terror charges.

Bin Laden son-in-law tells US trial of 9/11 cave chat
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US offers $3 mn reward for Somali terror suspects

US officials offered a $3 million reward Friday for help in capturing three notorious Somali terror suspects, including one linked to Al-Qaeda extremists involved in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa.

US offers $3 mn reward for Somali terror suspects
Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal
Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal

President Barack Obama told Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that he is now planning for a full US troop withdrawal because of the Afghan leader's repeated refusal to sign a security pact.

Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal
Hundreds protest in Tunisia against 'terrorism'
Hundreds protest in Tunisia against 'terrorism'

More than a thousand protesters gathered in the Tunisian town of Jendouba to condemn the weekend killings of four people by suspected Islamist militants.

Hundreds protest in Tunisia against 'terrorism'
US to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber
US to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber

The United States is to seek a rare federal death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving young student accused of the Boston marathon bombings.

US to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber
Give diplomacy a chance, says Obama
Give diplomacy a chance, says Obama

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that America must move away from a permanent war footing to give diplomacy a chance to resolve some of the world's toughest problems, such as the nuclear standoff with Iran.

Give diplomacy a chance, says Obama
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First chemical arms material shipped out of Syria

The first shipment of chemical weapons materials left Latakia port Tuesday under a deal to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal.

First chemical arms material shipped out of Syria
Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt
Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt

At least 11 people were killed Friday in clashes across Egypt as police dispersed thousands of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the health ministry said.

Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt
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Slain Indonesian terror suspects planned US embassy attack: police

Six suspected terrorists killed in a New Year's Eve police raid near Jakarta had planned to carry out a string of attacks targeting the US embassy, a church and Buddhist temples, police said Friday.

Slain Indonesian terror suspects planned US embassy attack: police
Sex, drugs and beards: an afternoon in a Pakistani porn cinema
Sex, drugs and beards: an afternoon in a Pakistani porn cinema

Three times a day dozens of men pack the auditorium, the air heavy with hashish smoke, to watch graphic sex movies: welcome to the Shama -- a pornographic cinema in Pakistan's Taliban heartland.

Sex, drugs and beards: an afternoon in a Pakistani porn cinema
Syria views Saudi as number one enemy
Syria views Saudi as number one enemy

Syria now views Saudi Arabia as its number one enemy and accuses it of trying to destroy the country by arming jihadists and other rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria views Saudi as number one enemy
Boko Haram leader claims Dec. 2 attack in new video
Boko Haram leader claims Dec. 2 attack in new video

Boko Haram's leader said in a video obtained by AFP on Thursday that the group was behind a daring raid on military installations in the north Nigerian city of Maiduguri earlier this month.

Boko Haram leader claims Dec. 2 attack in new video
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Nairobi mall attackers may have escaped: NYC police

The four attackers responsible for killing at least 67 people at a Kenyan shopping mall may have escaped due to lax security.

Nairobi mall attackers may have escaped: NYC police
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Congress deal to ease Guantanamo transfers: lawmakers

Senior US lawmakers said Monday they have reached a compromise deal that eases restrictions on sending Guantanamo detainees home or to third countries but bars their transfer to the United States.

Congress deal to ease Guantanamo transfers: lawmakers
Hollywood immortalizes US disaster in Afghanistan
Hollywood immortalizes US disaster in Afghanistan

Hollywood has immortalized for post-Christmas release one of the deadliest incidents of the Afghan war: a Navy SEAL operation targeting a Islamist fighter that left 19 American soldiers dead.

Hollywood immortalizes US disaster in Afghanistan