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South Korea: Securing location for Thaad deployment may be delayed
January 16, 2017
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South Korea: Securing location for Thaad deployment may be delayed

The South Korean military's step to acquire a site from multinational conglomerate Lotte Group to deploy the Terminal high altitude area defence (Thaad) system could be delayed, the country's defence ministry said on Monday (16 January). The US missile defence system is set to be deployed on a golf course in the Seongju...

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At least 30 dead in Deir ez-Zour after Isis launches biggest attack in Syria for months
January 14, 2017
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At least 30 dead in Deir ez-Zour after Isis launches biggest attack in Syria for months

Islamic State (Isis) have launched their biggest attack in Syria for months, monitors and state media have said. Dozens of people have been killed and several more are wounded after several rockets were fired into the government-controlled city of Deir Ez-Zour on Saturday (14 January). IS (Daesh) terrorists reportedly attacked...

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Israeli soldiers shoot dead ‘knife-wielding’ Palestinian
January 10, 2017
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Israeli soldiers shoot dead ‘knife-wielding’ Palestinian

Israeli soldiers have reportedly shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian allegedly threatening to attack them in the occupied West Bank. The incident is said to have taken place when the Israeli troops were raiding a refugee camp to arrest suspected extremists. The army said the suspect had drawn a knife and charged towards the...

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Career terrorist? IS recruits fighters from Central Asia
January 06, 2017
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Career terrorist? IS recruits fighters from Central Asia

The nationality of the perpetrator of the Istanbul attack is still unclear, but Turkish authorities said they identified the man. Yet nearly a week since the attack on New Years' Eve, his nationality is still subject to speculation. According to initial reports in the Turkish press, the suspect, who is alleged to have shot...

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Iraq: At least 21 people killed as two bombs strike Baghdad market
December 31, 2016
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Iraq: At least 21 people killed as two bombs strike Baghdad market

At least 21 people have died after deadly explosions hit a market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday, 31 December. The attack has also injured more than 40 others. Two bombs exploded at a busy market in central Al Sinak neighbourhood, AFP news agency quoted the police as saying. The bombs went off near a car spare...

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Karak assault signals change in ISIL’s tactics in Jordan, say analysts
December 25, 2016
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Karak assault signals change in ISIL’s tactics in Jordan, say analysts

AMMAN // A brazen assault claimed by ISIL in the southern Jordanian city of Karak this week signalled a change in tactics for the group, which had previously seemed reluctant to launch large-scale attacks in the kingdom, analysts say. ISIL has not claimed any of the attacks carried out in Jordan over the past two years by...

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Evacuations from Aleppo ‘postponed until further notice’
December 19, 2016
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Evacuations from Aleppo ‘postponed until further notice’

'BEIRUT // The latest attempt to evacuate fighters and tens of thousands of civilians from opposition neighbourhoods of Aleppo faltered on Sunday as buses sent to ferry the sick and injured from two rebel-besieged Shiite villages as part of the agreement came under attack. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on...

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Yemen soldiers queuing for salaries killed in suicide attack
December 18, 2016
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Yemen soldiers queuing for salaries killed in suicide attack

ADEN // At least 40 soldiers were killed and about 50 others injured early on Sunday morning when a suicide attacker detonated a bomb outside the house of the commander of the special forces in Aden. More than 10,000 soldiers were queuing to receive their salaries near the commander’s house when the attack took place, the...

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Tragic suicide note of Aleppo nurse who killed herself to avoid rape by Syrian army
December 15, 2016
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Tragic suicide note of Aleppo nurse who killed herself to avoid rape by Syrian army

A nurse trapped in besieged Aleppo has penned a heartbreaking letter explaining why she’s chosen to end her own life rather than face rape at the hands of ‘Syrian army animals’. This letter, as well as reports from rebels in the Syrian second city suggest female survivors are at risk of being assaulted, with...

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Aleppo battle: Evacuation of sick and injured delayed over Assad regime demands
December 14, 2016
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Aleppo battle: Evacuation of sick and injured delayed over Assad regime demands

The evacuation of fighters and civilians from devastated eastern Aleppo as well as emergency medical access for the area's sick and injured could be delayed up to 24 hours to Thursday (15 December) over demands by pro-government forces. Four years of bloody stalemate in Aleppo, Syria's most populous city before the...

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Pakistan: Mob attacks and torches mosque of persecuted Ahmadi sect
December 12, 2016
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Pakistan: Mob attacks and torches mosque of persecuted Ahmadi sect

Thousands of Sunni Muslims marking the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed attacked a mosque belonging to the persecuted Ahmadi minority and set fire to it, Pakistani officials said. Those inside the mosque reportedly refused to obey mob demands to hand over the building to them, and barricaded themselves inside. The mob of around...

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Christian militia taking on Isis: ‘They burned our churches, desecrated our monasteries’
December 12, 2016
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Christian militia taking on Isis: ‘They burned our churches, desecrated our monasteries’

Sitting in a chair rimmed with faux-gold leaf and flanked by members of his Christian Babylon Brigade, its been just 48 hours since Commander Rayan al-Kildani returned from the battle in Mosul. He told of churches and Christian homes left in ruins by Islamic State (Isis) militants. In the district of Hamandeya, Kildani said IS...

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