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Gunmen raid school in southern Philippines, withdraw later

Gunmen have raided a school in a town in the southern Philippines but later withdrew, according to police and officials. Early on Wednesday, Chief Inspector Realan Mamon said the militants had entered the school in the town of Pigcawayan and taken a number of students hostage. According to a police ...

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Iran’s missile power aims to eradicate terrorism, extremism: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has defended the country’s right to develop it missile program, saying it is aimed at uprooting terrorism and extremism. “Iran’s missile capability protects its citizens in lawful self-defense,” the minister said on his Twitter account on Monday following the country’s missile attack against Takfiri terrorists’ ...

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Terrorist ringleader killed in clashes with IRGC in SE Iran

The ringleader of a terrorist group has been killed in clashes with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan, a provincial security official says. Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province’s deputy governor for security affairs, Ali Asghar Mir-Shekari, said on Monday that Molavi Jalil Ghanbar Zehi, the ...

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8 killed in attack near US base in Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen have attacked Afghan troops working at the largest US military base in Afghanistan, killing eight. The attack occurred near the Bagram Airbase in Shah Kah Village on Monday night, also injuring two Afghan forces. The The incident reportedly took place when a group of troops were on their ...

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Iran response to Daesh was natural: Author

Kevin Barrett, an author and political analyst, has hailed Iran’s missile attack on Daesh headquarters in the Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr. “This was a natural response to the terror attacks in Tehran,” the analyst told Press TV on Monday, referring to the attacks carried out by Daesh in the ...

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South Korea ‘to stop building new nuclear reactors’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his country will build no more nuclear reactors, as part of his plans to lower the country’s reliance on nuclear power. Moon said on Monday that his country would move away from nuclear energy and would not seek to extend the life of the ...

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