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Sixteen militants killed in raid in former al Qaeda Yemen hub - security forces | Reuters

May 22, 2016

Sixteen militants killed in raid in former al Qaeda Yemen hub - security forces | Reuters

ADEN Yemeni troops killed 13 militants in a raid outside the southern city of Mukalla on Sunday in which two soldiers also died, the army said, extending a struggle to restore security in an area ruled until last month by al Qaeda. "Special forces and the army gained complete control over the site backed up by helicopters from the Arab coalition, which dealt with groups of terrorists spread around the area who were fleeing," an army statement said. "A search confirmed that these fighters were about to carry out a surprise terrorist attack on some military command centres at dawn this morning." A security official said the fighters were from al Qaeda #Business #Middle East #Security #Argentina #Innovation #Foreign policy #article
Islamic State militant killed as detonates bomb during Turkish police raid- media | Reuters

May 20, 2016

Islamic State militant killed as detonates bomb during Turkish police raid- media | Reuters

ISTANBUL An Islamic State militant was killed after detonating explosives strapped to their body on Thursday as Turkish police raided a militant cell in a house in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the Dogan news agency reported. It was not clear if the dead militant was male or female. (Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Angus MacSwan) #India #Syria #Security #Argentina #Turkey #Entertainment
Pakistan 'seriously concerned' by India's missile tests

May 19, 2016

Pakistan 'seriously concerned' by India's missile tests

Pakistan is "seriously concerned" by India's recent test of anti-ballistic missiles which can intercept incoming nuclear weapons. #India #Barack Obama #US #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Islamabad #Security #Washington #Anti-ballistic missiles #Sartaj Aziz
Factbox - What does the world know about rescued Chibok schoolgirl Amina Ali? | Reuters

May 19, 2016

Factbox - What does the world know about rescued Chibok schoolgirl Amina Ali? | Reuters

ABUJA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rescue of one of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram from a secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria two years has thrown global attention onto Amina Ali. But what is known about the girl who was found two days ago near Damboa in Nigeria's northeast with a four-month-old daughter and a suspected Boko Haram fighter claiming to be her husband? President Muhammadu Buhari vowed at a news conference on Thursday that Ali would continue her education and condemned the brutality of forced marriage #United States #India #Security #girls #kidnapping
Rescued Chibok girl meets Nigerian president in capital | Reuters

May 19, 2016

Rescued Chibok girl meets Nigerian president in capital | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after over two years of captivity with Boko Haram militants met President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday amid hopes she can shed light on the fate of 218 other abducted Chibok girls. Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki, who was flown in from the northeast regional capital Maiduguri two days after her rescue, wore a veil and multi-coloured dress as security guards escorted her into Buhari's office in the Nigerian capital Abuja. She was accompanied by her mother, Binta, and Nigeria's Minister of Defence and National Security Adviser #Paris #Africa #Security #Copyright #Entertainment #article
Libya forces say pushing back Islamic State fighters | Reuters

May 19, 2016

Libya forces say pushing back Islamic State fighters | Reuters

MISRATA, Libya Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed unity government pushed Islamic State fighters back towards their stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday but lost more than 30 men, including seven killed in a car bombing, officials said. In a televised statement from the streets of Abu Grain, military spokesman Mohamed al-Gasri said the forces had "liberated" the small town and two nearby villages after heavy fighting. Western powers are counting on the new government to unify Libya's political and armed factions to take on Islamic State #Economy #Middle East #Security #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after two years as Boko Haram captive | Reuters

May 19, 2016

Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after two years as Boko Haram captive | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A Nigerian teenager kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued, the first of more than 200 girls seized in a raid on their school in Chibok town to return from captivity in the insurgents' forest lair, officials said on Wednesday. Soldiers working together with a civilian vigilante group rescued the girl and her four-month old baby near Damboa in the remote northeast, army spokesman Sani Usman said. #Islam #Security #United Kingdom #kidnapping #article
Australian police raid properties connected to Islamic State sailing group | Reuters

May 17, 2016

Australian police raid properties connected to Islamic State sailing group | Reuters

SYDNEY Counter-terrorism police on Tuesday carried out raids across Melbourne connected with five men accused of planning to travel to Syria to join Islamic State via a journey that would start with a motor boat trip from Australia to Indonesia. "The Victorian Joint Counter Terrorism Team are currently executing a number of warrants in the northern and north-western suburbs of Melbourne as a part of Operation Middleham," a Victoria state police spokeswoman said. The men, aged between 21 and 31, were charged on Saturday with preparing to enter a foreign country "for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities," an offence that carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment #Business #Syria #Islam #Middle East #Security
Iraqi leader says political crisis helps Islamic State attack | Reuters

May 14, 2016

Iraqi leader says political crisis helps Islamic State attack | Reuters

BAGHDAD A political crisis in Iraq is hampering the fight against Islamic State, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday after some of the bloodiest attacks on Baghdad this year. Abadi's government has been crippled for weeks since parties resisted a cabinet reshuffle aimed at fighting corruption #Business #markets #Security #Iraq #crisis
Strict security gets stricter at rare North Korean congress | Reuters

May 14, 2016

Strict security gets stricter at rare North Korean congress | Reuters

PYONGYANG North Korea may be the world's most closely controlled society, but security during a week when thousands of Workers' Party delegates were in town along with 128 foreign journalists was even tighter than usual. #Middle East #Crime #Security #United Kingdom #article