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In Iraq town, Real fans gather in 'challenge to IS'

Balad - Wearing a pink Ronaldo tee-shirt, Ali Qais stares nervously at one of the Al-Furat cafe's TV screens to watch his beloved Real Madrid in the Iraqi town of Balad.

Turkey visitors down over 30% in April as tourism slumps

Istanbul - The number of foreigners visiting Turkey crashed by almost 30 percent in April as tourists stayed away due to security fears following a wave of attacks and tensions with Russia, statistics showed Friday.

Belgian police arrest four, find 'traces' of terror attack plot

Brussels - Police found "traces" of a plot to launch a new attack in Belgium when they arrested four people suspected of recruiting jihadists for Syria and Libya, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue attack ordered back to jail

Paris - A French court on Tuesday ordered the chief suspect in a deadly attack on a Paris synagogue in 1980 to be sent back to jail, ten days after he was released on bail.

Belgium defiant two months after IS attacks

Brussels - Belgian premier Charles Michel vowed Sunday that the West will ultimately defeat Islamic State group "terrorists", as the royal family hosted a ceremony marking two months since the deadly Brussels bombings.

France to test air passenger data sharing

Paris - France will test an EU-wide passenger data sharing system aimed at helping to detect jihadists at two of its busiest airports later this month, a senior interior ministry official said Saturday.

French fests cancel Bataclan attacks band over Muslim remarks

Paris - Two French festivals on Friday cancelled shows by Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose November 13 show in Paris turned into a bloodbath, after the frontman made remarks critical of Muslims.

Attacks suspect Abdeslam arrives for first questioning in Paris

Paris - Salah Abdeslam, a surviving member of the group that carried out the Paris attacks in November that killed 130 people, arrived on Friday for his first questioning in the French capital by anti-terror judges.

Paris attack suspect Abdeslam tight-lipped in first interrogation

Paris - The last surviving member of the jihadist team that attacked Paris, Salah Abdeslam, refused to answer questions in his first interview with a French anti-terror judge on Friday.

France seeks transfer of Paris attacks suspects from Belgium

Paris - France has requested the extradition of four suspects charged in Belgium over the November 13 attacks in Paris, including three accused of helping prime suspect Salah Abdeslam flee after the carnage, inquiry sources said Thursday.

Belgian prosecutors seek long terms for alleged Verviers jihadists

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors on Thursday demanded that four alleged jihadists accused of links to the terror cell behind the Paris and Brussels attacks receive between 10 and 18 years in jail.

France extends post-attacks state of emergency to cover Euro 2016

Paris - France's parliament approved Thursday a two-month extension of the state of emergency, in place since November's jihadist attacks, to cover the Euro 2016 football tournament and Tour de France.

Paris attacks suspect wanted to die a martyr: Belgian police

Brussels - Belgian investigators said they have discovered a "last testament" attributed to Brussels and Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini, suggesting that he wanted to die a martyr.

U.S. Senate votes to allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Washington - The US Senate approved legislation that would allow September 11 victims and their relatives to sue Saudi Arabia over its possible role in the 2001 attacks, a bill which could trigger a diplomatic firestorm.

Belgium ignored Paris attacks suspect's possible link to IS: report

Brussels - Belgium ignored a possible link between Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and the Islamic State (IS) group just weeks ahead of the massacre that killed 130 people, broadcaster RTBF reported Tuesday.

Suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue attack freed on bail

Paris - The chief suspect in a deadly attack on a Paris synagogue in 1980 has been released on bail after being held for 18 months, judicial and investigation sources told AFP Tuesday.

Teen arrested over alleged Sydney terror plot

Sydney - An 18-year-old man was arrested in Sydney on Tuesday over an alleged "imminent" terror plot, as police raided properties in Melbourne in a separate counter-terrorism operation, officials said.

Over 100 arrested on terror charges in France this year: Minister

Paris - France has arrested 101 people since the start of the year over "direct links to terrorism", Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an interview to be published Friday, exactly six months after the Paris attacks.

Jihadists exploit mental illness for attacks: Experts

Paris - Experts say the link between mental illness and so-called "lone wolf" terrorists is driven by the fact that unstable individuals are often influenced by events in the news, a fact that is exploited by global jihadist groups.

Suspended sentence for French teacher who invented IS attack

Marseille - A French teacher who pretended to have been the victim of anti-Semitic violence by supporters of the Islamic State group days after November's attacks in Paris received a six-month suspended sentence on Thursday.

U.S. won't seek death penalty against Benghazi suspect

Washington - US prosecutors said Tuesday they will not seek the death penalty against a Libyan charged over the Benghazi attacks that killed Washington's ambassador and three other Americans in 2012.

France extends state of emergency for Euro 2016, Tour de France

Paris - France's parliament voted on Tuesday to extend a state of emergency in place since November's jihadist attacks to the end of July to cover the Euro 2016 football tournament and Tour de France.

Turkey car bomb attack kills three in Diyarbakir

Diyarbakir - Three people were killed Tuesday and 42 others wounded when a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdish militants struck a police vehicle in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, officials said.

Belgian jihadist plotters 'had bomb chemicals'

Brussels - A Belgian terror cell with links to the Paris and Brussels attacks had acquired bomb-making chemicals before it was smashed by police last year, a judge said Monday at the opening of the trial of the cell's members.

France to create regional 'de-radicalisation' centres, PM says

Paris - France will create regional de-radicalisation centres, the prime minister said Monday as he set out measures in response to last year's terror attacks that killed 147 people.

Morocco jails brother of presumed Paris attacks ringleader

Rabat - A Moroccan court has sentenced the younger brother of suspected Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud to two years in prison on charges including justifying terrorism, state media reported.

Russia foils attacks ordered by 'terrorists' in Turkey, Syria: Spy agency

Moscow - Russia has foiled a string of plots ordered by "international terrorist organisations" active in Syria and Turkey, the FSB intelligence agency said Wednesday, adding that several suspects had been arrested.

French interior minister warns of Euro 2016 terror risk

Paris - The French interior minister on Tuesday warned of the Islamist terror threat to the Euro 2016 football tournament, to be played in France in June and July.

Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

Singapore - Singapore said Tuesday it had arrested eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted to carry out terror attacks and assassinations in their home country to establish an Islamic state.

Singapore detains Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot

Singapore - The Singapore government said Tuesday it had arrested eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted to carry out terror attacks, including assassinations, in their home country to establish an Islamic state.
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