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Trump claims Muslims worldwide were 'going wild' after 9/11

Miami - US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ramped up his incendiary rhetoric, claiming that Muslims around the world were "going wild" to cheer the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Jihadist group Ansar Dine claims deadly attack on UN base in Mali

Bamako - The jihadist group Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith) told AFP it was responsible for Saturday's attack on a United Nations base in Mali that killed two UN peacekeepers and a civilian contractor.

Nearly 1,000 'security risks' denied entry to France since Paris attacks

Strasbourg - Nearly 1,000 people thought to pose security risks have been denied entry into France since stepped-up border controls were imposed ahead of the COP21 climate talks on November 13, just hours before the Paris attacks, the interior minister said Saturda...

Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali

Bamako - Two United Nations peacekeepers and a civilian contractor were killed in a rocket attack on a UN base in northern Mali claimed by the jihadist Ansar Dine group, which the Security Council warned could be a war crime.

Protests as France's Hollande calls on UK to join Syria campaign

Paris - French President Francois Hollande has urged British MPs to back an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria, as thousands prepared to march on London Saturday to oppose the plans.

As elections near, scarred Spain wavers on France military support

Madrid - Spain's government is stuck between a rock and a hard place as it balances trying to show France support in its battle against extremism and domestic political risks.

France accepts Russian replacement for police dog killed in Paris attack

Paris - France on Friday warmly accepted the offer of a puppy from Russia as a replacement for a police dog named Diesel which was killed during operations after the November 13 terror attacks in Paris.

No known terrorist threat to Rio Olympics: Official

Bras - Brazil is preparing to deal with a terrorist attack at the Rio Olympics but has no information of any planned plots, the country's intelligence chief told AFP Friday."We have no information about a terrorist cell preparing in Brazil.

Paris attacks put no-hope Belgian town in terror spotlight

Verviers - The terror spotlight has returned to the Belgian rustbelt town of Verviers in the wake of the Paris attacks, frustrating locals who hoped to turn the page following a deadly jihadist shootout in JanuaryTwo arrests and a series of house searches in rece...

Sixth person charged in Belgium over Paris attacks: prosecutor

Brussels - A Belgian judge on Friday charged a sixth suspect with terrorism offences in connection with the Paris attacks, prosecutors said, as the country pushes on with its investigation into links to the November 13 atrocities.

Germany frees two held for alleged 'act of violence' plot: Police

Berlin - German police said Friday they had released two men detained on suspicion of planning a "serious act of violence" following raids in Berlin targeting Islamists.

German arms dealer 'probed over possible link to Paris attacks'

Berlin - German prosecutors said Friday they were investigating whether an illegal arms dealer had sold four assault rifles to a person in the French capital and whether there were "possible links to the attacks in Paris".

Hollande vows to crush 'army of fanatics' at solemn ceremony

Paris - A solemn ceremony was held Friday for the victims of the Paris attacks, with President Francois Hollande vowing that France would respond to the "army of fanatics" with more songs, concerts and shows.

Surge in French police, army sign-ups after Paris attacks

Paris - France's emergency services and military have seen a surge of interest from young people keen to join up after watching the Paris attacks unfold on television."During the attacks I saw all these emergency workers helping people voluntarily.

Two men arrested in Berlin suspected of preparing 'serious act of violence'

Berlin - Berlin police said they carried out two raids targeting Islamists Thursday and arrested two men suspected of preparing to carry out "a serious act of violence representing a danger for the state.

Germany offers France recon jets, frigate for IS fight

Berlin - Germany on Thursday offered France Tornado reconnaissance jets, a naval frigate, aerial refuelling and satellite images to back the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group.

Putin, Hollande agree to coordinate on IS fight but divisions remain

Moscow - French President Francois Hollande and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed Thursday to coordinate strikes against Islamic State, but differences over Syria's future hampered efforts to bring Russia into a wider alliance to fight the jihadists.

Brussels terror alert reduced from top level

Brussels - Belgium reduced the terrorism alert in Brussels from its highest possible level on Thursday after Prime Minister Charles Michel said the threat of a Paris-style jihadist attack was no longer as imminent.

Four Paris suspects on Belgian radicals list before attacks

Brussels - Four of the main suspects in the Paris attacks were on a list of radicalised people compiled by Belgium's intelligence services as early as June this year, officials said on Thursday.

Brussels mosque alert powder turns out to be flour

Brussels - Belgian emergency services evacuated the biggest mosque in Brussels and decontaminated 11 people on Thursday after the discovery of a suspicious package containing what turned out to be flour, officials said.

'Unprecedented' U.S. anti-Muslim backlash post Paris

New York - Acts of vandalism against mosques, anti-Muslim threats and fear have reached an unprecedented level in America since the Paris attacks, fueled by right-wing intolerance in the presidential campaign, activists say.

Belgium battles 'failed state' tag after Paris attacks

Brussels - Belgium is battling accusations that it has become a "failed state" whose linguistic and communal divisions contributed to failures that let it become a jihadist base for the Paris attacks.

Dutch to work to keep Schengen alive as EU president: Foreign minister

Amsterdam - Europe must work to keep the dream of the passport-free Schengen zone alive, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Wednesday, adding it would be a priority for his country as it takes over the EU presidency.

Foreign security agencies helping Brazil's Olympic prep

Rio De Janeiro - Foreign security agencies including in the United States and France are working closely with Brazil ahead of next year's Rio Olympics, the Latin American country's lead security official for the games said Wednesday.

Hollande urges Germany to do more in IS fight

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday urged Germany to do more in the fight against Islamic State jihadists after he held talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel following the Paris attacks.

French lawmakers vote to extend air strikes in Syria

Paris - French lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to extend air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria, which have been stepped up following the Paris attacks.

EU must limit migrant numbers: French PM

Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday urged the European Union to limit the number of migrants it allows into the bloc, following heightened security concerns after the Paris attacks.

Hollande calls for display of French flags on day of mourning

Paris - President Francois Hollande on Wednesday called on French citizens to deck their homes with the national flag during a day of mourning later this week for victims of the Paris attacks.

France to deploy nearly 11,000 police for climate summit

Paris - France will deploy nearly 11,000 police for the climate summit in Paris, which begins a little more than two weeks after devastating attacks, the interior minister said Wednesday.

Brussels schools and metro reopen despite terror alert

Brussels - Brussels struggled to return to normal Wednesday after four days on maximum terror alert, with schools and the metro reopening despite two suspects from the Paris attacks still being at large.
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