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  • US says 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

    February 9, 2020

    Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province late Saturday when an Afghan dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, the U.S. military said. Afghanistan’s defense ministry said one Afghan soldier was also killed and three injured in the assault. A member of Nangarhar’s provincial council, ...

  • Indonesia: IS Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

    February 8, 2020

    An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic State group sympathizer to life imprisonment on Wednesday after finding him guilty of plotting bomb attacks against police and Christians. Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah, was arrested last March in North Sumatra province’s Sibolga district. His indictment said the interrogation of another militant, Rinto Sugiharto, uncovered ...

  • Thai soldier killed in shopping mall after fatally shooting at least 21, police say

    February 8, 2020

    Thai security forces have killed a soldier after he carried out a shooting rampage that left at least 21 people dead, police and military sources said on Sunday. He had been killed at the shopping mall where he was holed up in the north-eastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima, they said. “The police have killed the perpetrator and ...

  • Passenger jet carrying 172 passengers nearly shot down over Syria, Russia says

    February 7, 2020

    An Airbus A320 jet carrying 172 passengers was nearly shot down on its approach to the Syrian capital, Damascus, shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday after Syria fired antiaircraft missiles in response to an attack, according to a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Russian news agencies reported Friday. Russia accused the Israeli air force of using the passenger plane ...

  • American contractor kidnapped in Afghanistan by Taliban-linked terror group: report

    February 7, 2020

    A U.S. contractor from Illinois was kidnapped by Taliban-associated militants in Afghanistan last week, prompting a nationwide search involving the FBI and State Department, according to a report. Mark R. Frerichs, 55, of Lombard, Ill., was abducted last Friday in the province of Khost, U.S. officials, speaking under condition of anonymity, told Newsweek. The southeastern province borders the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, an underdeveloped region between ...

  • 12 soldiers wounded, 1 seriously, in suspected terror car-ramming in Jerusalem

    February 6, 2020

    At least 12 soldiers were wounded, including one seriously, in a suspected car-ramming terror attack in Jerusalem early Thursday morning, police and medics said. The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. on Jerusalem’s David Remez Street near the First Station, a popular entertainment hub. Police said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene and “a ...

  • Suspected jihadists held in Maldives after foreigners stabbed

    February 6, 2020

    Maldives police arrested three suspected Islamic extremists Thursday over the stabbing of three foreigners in the upmarket tourist destination. Two Chinese men and an Australian were in a stable condition after being stabbed Tuesday, just two months after security officials warned of the presence of violent radicals inspired by the Islamic State group. Authorities said were investigating ...

  • WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation report 5 February 2020

    February 5, 2020

    Belgium reported its first confirmed case of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. WHO and partners have developed a global strategic preparedness and response plan, which outlines the public health measures that the international community can provide to support all countries to prepare for and respond to the 2019‑nCoV outbreak. The overall goal of the plan is to ...

  • Streatham terror attack: Terrorist shot dead by police after stabbing two people

    February 3, 2020

    A terrorist was shot dead by police after stabbing two people in what is believed to have been an Islamist-inspired attack in south London. Sudesh Amman was wearing a fake bomb vest when he attacked people on a busy street in the south London area of Streatham on Sunday afternoon. Amman, 20, from Harrow, north London, had been released ...

  • Egyptian officials say militants blow up Sinai gas pipeline

    February 3, 2020

    Security officials in Egypt said suspected Islamic militants on Sunday blew up a natural gas pipeline in the restive norther part of Sinai Peninsula. At least six masked militants planted explosives under the pipeline in the town of Bir al-Abd. It transfers gas to el-Arish, the provincial capital of North Sinai, and a cement factory in ...

  • WHO declares the new coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

    January 30, 2020

    Statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) The second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019 in the People’s Republic of China, with exportations to other countries, took place on Thursday, ...

  • U.K. Royal Navy Takes Lead in Persian Gulf Shipping Protection Mission

    January 30, 2020

    The U.K. Royal Navy is now leading the international effort to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman following a change of command ceremony Thursday. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper lauded the United Kingdom’s agreement to command Coalition Task Force Sentinel, which started operations in November under the ...


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