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Ex-Guantanamo prisoner goes on hunger strike in Venezuela: lawyer

Caracas - A former Guantanamo prisoner now held by Venezuela's intelligence agency has gone on hunger strike, his lawyer said Saturday.

Relative of Charlie Hebdo killer held on terror-linked charges

Paris - The brother-in-law of one of the jihadists who attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last year faced terrorism charges on Saturday for allegedly trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria, a judicial source said.

Oslo appeal over Breivik's 'inhuman' treatment due January

Oslo - Norway's appeal against being found guilty of subjecting mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to "inhuman" treatment by keeping him in solitary confinement, will go to court in January, judicial officials said Friday.

Three held in France in August for 'planning attacks'

Paris - Seven people with links to terrorist networks, at least three of whom were planning attacks, have been arrested in France this month, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday.

Turkey strikes IS as Syria border tensions flare

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday pounded Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria with new artillery strikes as expectations grew of a major Ankara-backed offensive against the group after a deadly suicide bombing on its soil.

Turkey has 'no clue' on Gaziantep wedding attack perpetrator: PM

Ankara - Turkey has "no clue" about who was behind the attack on a Kurdish wedding in a city close to the Syrian border that left 54 people dead, the prime minister said on Monday."We do not have a clue about who the perpetrators behind the attack were.

Turkey backtracks on 'IS child bomber' claims

Ankara - Turkey on Monday went back on claims that a child bomber linked to Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out a deadly suicide bombing close to Syria, saying it had no clue who was behind the attack.

Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber

Istanbul - Turkish authorities were on Monday scrambling to identify a child suicide bomber acting on the orders of Islamic State (IS) jihadists who killed 54 people at a crowded Kurdish wedding close to the Syrian border.

Anger, grief after Turkey wedding bloodbath

Gaziantep - "They turned our wedding into a bloodbath," said bride Besna Akdogan on Sunday as she left hospital after a suicide bombing killed 51 people at her wedding in southeastern Turkey.

'IS bomber' kills at least 50 at Turkey wedding

Gaziantep - At least 50 people were killed in a southeastern Turkish city close to Syria when a suspected suicide bomber linked to Islamic State jihadists attacked a wedding thronged with guests, officials said Sunday.

Several killed in attack on wedding in southeast Turkey

Ankara - Several people were feared to have been killed on Saturday in a late night militant attack on wedding party in the city of Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey, officials and reports said.

Singapore detains two men wanting to join IS group

Singapore - Singapore said Friday it had detained two men under its tough internal security law after discovering they intended to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group.

Belgium hunts cousin of Brussels attacks brothers

Brussels - Belgian authorities are hunting a cousin of the El Bakraoui brothers who blew themselves up in the Brussels airport and metro attacks, a source close to the inquiry said Wednesday.

Bulgaria approves extradition of Charlie Hebdo killer relative

Sofia - A Bulgarian court ordered Tuesday that the brother-in-law of one of the men who attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo be extradited to France after he was caught allegedly trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria.

US makes major Guantanamo transfer to UAE

Washington - Fifteen Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the largest such release in years, the Pentagon announced.The latest transfers bring the remaining population of the detention center down to 61.

Pentagon to announce transfer of 15 Guantanamo inmates: Amnesty

Washington - The Pentagon was expected Monday to announce 15 inmates have been transferred from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba, in what would be the largest such release in years, Amnesty International USA said.

Israel destroys home of Palestinian who stabbed girl in bed: army

Jerusalem - The Israeli army on Monday destroyed the home of a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, after he killed a 13-year-old girl as she slept in her bed, a military spokeswoman said.

Belgium releases three held in anti-terror raids: prosecutor

Brussels - Belgian authorities on Friday released three people who had been detained for questioning following anti-terror raids overnight in the capital Brussels, prosecutors said.

Brazil police hold two terror suspects

S - Brazilian police have taken two people into custody on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of an operation to ensure security during the Olympic Games in Rio.

Canada IS sympathizer shot dead after setting off explosives: police

Ottawa - A Canadian man who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video was shot dead in a taxi after setting off an explosive device, police acting to thwart an imminent attack said Thursday.

Canada police shoot dead alleged IS sympathizer

Ottawa - Canadian police said they thwarted a "potential terrorist threat" after shooting dead an alleged Islamic State sympathizer said to have been armed with an explosive device.

Brother-in-law of Charlie Hebdo killer agrees to extradition

Sofia - The brother-in-law of one of the Islamic extremists behind the January 2015 attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday agreed to his extradition from Bulgaria but denied being a "terrorist".

Parents of Benghazi victims file lawsuit against Clinton

Washington - Relatives of two men killed in the 2012 attack on a US consulate in Libya have filed a lawsuit blaming the deaths on Hillary Clinton's "reckless" handling of classified information in her private email server.

Teenage girl charged with planning attack in France

Paris - A French court on Monday remanded in custody a 16-year-old girl accused of planning a jihadist attack in a country on edge following a series of brutal terror assaults, a judicial source said.

Syria-bound relative of Charlie Hebdo killer arrested

Paris - A relative of one of the jihadist killers of journalists at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been arrested in Turkey on his way to Syria, a judicial source said Sunday.

US releases redacted drone strike 'playbook'

Washington - The US government has released a once-secret policy document dubbed "the playbook" that shows how officials select drone targets in areas outside war zones and the key role the president has in the process.

Amsterdam boosts security for Gay Pride canal parade

Den Haag - Special forces will be deployed in Amsterdam on Saturday when hundreds of thousands are expected to flock to the annual Gay Pride parade along its famous canals, police said.

Anxious summer as terror-hit France looks over its shoulder

Paris - With every new terror attack, French citizens stoically declare that "life goes on", but despite this show of defiance, a creeping anxiety has taken hold of society.

US terror sanctions on suspect in Brussels, Paris attacks

Washington - The United States on Wednesday designated a suspect in the Brussels and Paris attacks known as "the man in the hat" as a global terrorist, blocking any US assets he may have.

Summer festivities across France cancelled after Nice attack

Marseille - France has been thrown into summer doldrums as authorities cancel fireworks and other festive events of the season because of security fears following the July 14 truck massacre in Nice.
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