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Baghdad blasts expose gaps in Iraq's strained military

Baghdad - Twin suicide blasts in Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State group have exposed gaps within Iraq's security forces, weakened by the Covid-19 pandemic, rival armed groups and political tensions.

After eight years of Mali campaign, France seeks exit strategy

Paris - Eight years after France sent troops to Mali to prevent jihadists from overrunning the country, it faces tough choices over how to keep pursuing Islamist extremists without becoming bogged down in a potentially unwinnable war.

Anti-US chants as Iraqis mourn commanders killed a year ago

Baghdad - Thousands of Iraqi mourners chanted "revenge" and "no to America" on Sunday, one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered commander Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

One year after US killed Iran general, Iraq tensions boil

Baghdad - One year after US forces assassinated Iran's most storied commander, tensions are boiling between Iraq's Washington-backed premier and pro-Tehran forces that accuse him of complicity in the Baghdad drone strike.

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie attack

Washington - The US Justice Department announced charges Monday against a Libyan former intelligence agent who allegedly built the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland exactly 32 years ago.

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie attack

Washington - The US Justice Department announced charges Monday against a Libyan former intelligence agent who allegedly built the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland exactly 32 years ago.

German man gets life in prison for deadly anti-Semitic rampage

Magdeburg - A German court on Monday handed down a life sentence to a neo-Nazi behind a deadly attack last year that nearly became the country's worst anti-Semitic atrocity since World War II.

French court jails Moroccan for life over foiled 2015 train attack

Paris - A French court on Thursday jailed for life a Moroccan man who planned a terror attack on a Paris-bound international train in 2015 but was thwarted by passengers including off-duty US soldiers.

Verdict due over foiled Paris train attack

Paris - A French court was set Thursday to give its verdict against a Moroccan man charged with planning a terror attack on a Paris-bound international train, only to be thwarted passengers including off-duty US soldiers.

Tunisian charged over fatal French church stabbings

Paris - The chief suspect in the fatal stabbings of three people in a church in the French city of Nice was charged on Monday with their murder, anti-terrorism prosecutors said.

Israel warns of threat to citizens abroad as Iran vows 'vengeance'

Jerusalem - Israel warned Thursday of an increased threat against its citizens abroad following Iran's call to avenge last week's assassination of its top nuclear scientist.

What we know about the slain Iranian nuclear scientist

Tehran - Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian nuclear scientist whose assassination the Islamic republic has blamed on Israel, was little known before his death, but one thing is certain: he was important.

Iran mulls response as it prepares to bury killed nuclear scientist

Tehran - Debate raged in Iran on Sunday over how and when to respond to a top nuclear scientist's assassination, blamed on arch-foe Israel, as his body was honoured at Shiite shrines to prepare it for burial.

US navy denies carrier group moved into Gulf after any 'threats'

Washington - A US aircraft carrier group has moved back into the Gulf region, but a navy spokeswoman said Saturday its return was not triggered by any "threats" after the killing in Iran of a top nuclear scientist.

Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a "mercenary" for the United States and seeking to create chaos, vowing Tehran would avenge the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist, vows 'revenge'

Tehran - Iran said one of its most prominent nuclear scientists was assassinated Friday in an attack outside Tehran, blaming arch foe Israel and warning of "severe revenge".

Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

Antwerp - An Iranian diplomat went on trial in Belgium on Friday accused of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally outside Paris, in a case that has stoked tensions with Tehran.

Trial to begin over foiled Paris train attack that inspired movie

Paris - A Moroccan man goes on trial in France on Monday accused of an attempted terror attack on an Amsterdam-Paris train five years ago which was foiled by passengers whose heroic actions were turned into a Hollywood film.

Saudi prince vows 'iron fist' against extremists after attacks

Apo - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged Thursday to strike extremists with an "iron fist", after a bombing against a gathering of Western diplomats was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Bomb strikes WWI memorial at Saudi cemetery

Jeddah - A bomb blast struck a World War I commemoration attended by Western diplomats in the Saudi city of Jeddah Wednesday, leaving at least two people wounded in the second assault on diplomatic missions in recent weeks, officials said.

Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

Vienna - When Osama Abu El Hosna found himself under a hail of bullets during the shooting rampage in Vienna, he heroically risked his life to save a policeman at the scene.

French PM says 'radical Islamism' the 'enemy' after Nice attack

Nice - French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Saturday lamented the killings of three people killed by a knife attacker in Mediterranean city Nice and named "radical Islamism" as an "enemy" for the country.

Three teens charged in French teacher's beheading

Paris - Three teenagers were indicted Friday in the murder of French history teacher Samuel Paty, beheaded last month after showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed to his students during a free speech lesson, a judicial source told AFP.

Vienna anti-terror chief suspended after attack failures

Vienna - The head of anti-terror operations in the Austrian capital Vienna was suspended Friday as details emerged of further security lapses in the run up to this week's jihadist attack which left four people dead.

France church attacker transferred to Paris

Nice - The Tunisian migrant who was shot and seriously wounded after killing three people in a knife attack on a French church last month was flown Friday from the southern city of Nice to Paris for treatment.

Jewish community in Vienna on alert after attack

Vienna - Shalom Berntholz never closes his kosher restaurant in central Vienna, but as a new coronavirus-induced lockdown approached, he decided to shut early. That saved his life.

Austria admits security failings over Vienna gunman

Vienna - Austria acknowledged Wednesday there had been security failings leading up to the deadly gun rampage in Vienna by a convicted Islamic State sympathiser.

Vienna gunman: IS supporter who 'fooled' the system

Vienna - The gunman responsible for an attack in Vienna which left four people dead on Monday night was a convicted supporter of the Islamic State (IS) group who the government says "fooled" official de-radicalisation efforts.

France honours slain teacher as school resumes

Paris - France on Monday honoured the teacher beheaded near his school by a suspected Islamist radical as millions of students returned to class after a spate of attacks that have put the country on edge.

More arrests as French Catholics pray in shadow of attack in Nice

Nice - French Catholics on Sunday celebrated the All Saints religious festival under heavy security, as police made two new arrests over an attack on a church in the southern city of Nice blamed on an Islamist knifeman.
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ATTRACTION: Photo shows Pier 14 on the San Francisco waterfront, the popular tourist attraction where a young woman was shot and killed last Wednesday.
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The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
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Group of drunken men and women attack synagogue in London's Stamford Hill.
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Screenshot of the Ashley Madison website on 20/08/2015 as hackers uploaded another 20GB of stolen data
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A Rooivalk attack helicopter firing at the Roodewal Bombing Range in South Africa.
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The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
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The "Killer USB" stick in action
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83-year-old passenger attacks a bus driver in Tianjin, China causing a 9 vehicle pile up.
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AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Place in downtown Sydney, where two hostages and their alleged kidnapper died in a rescue attempt.
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Two mean-looking South African Rooivalk attack helicopters.
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Chad Fortune's leg after bear takes a bite and hospital stitches it up
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John Chelminiak is recovering from a "horrendous fight" with black bear
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A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.
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Fascists attack Madrid's Catalan center on Catalonia Day, September 11, 2013.
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Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website, replacing the homepage.
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