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Blasts leave five dead in far north Cameroon

Five people have been killed in a double bomb attack in a town near Cameroon’s volatile far northern border with Nigeria. Officials said the bombings were carried out in the town of Dabanga on Saturday. The first blast was carried out by a female assailant inside a house while the ...

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Chicago Univ. closes campus upon FBI terror warning

The University  of Chicago has canceled classes and activities on its campus following a warning by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). FBI counter-terrorism officials informed the university of an online threat of gun violence by an unknown person slated for Monday morning, the university president, Robert Zimmer, said in ...

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Israel to open ‘permanent mission’ in UAE

Israel is set to open a “permanent mission” in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite the ostensible, traditional Arab-Israeli conflict. On Friday, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Tel Aviv will “soon” open the mission in Abu Dhabi, which is to operate as part of the International Renewable Energy ...

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Russia imposes sanctions on Turkey

MOSCOW: Moscow slapped sanctions on Ankara on Friday as the war of words over a downed Russian warplane escalated, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Russia not to “play with fire”. Russia announced it was halting a visa-free regime for Turkish visitors, after threatening a raft of retaliatory economic ...

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Australia turns back boat carrying refugees to Indonesia

Australian authorities have forced at least 16 refugees to return to Indonesia after intercepting their boat and detaining them for days. Indonesian police said 13 refugees from India, two from Nepal and one Bangladeshi arrived ashore Thursday evening in Tablolong on Timor Island. The asylum seekers were rescued after locals ...

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18 killed by Boko Haram Takfiri militants in Niger

Takfiri Boko Haram militants have attacked a village in southeast Niger, killing 18 people and burning nearly 100 homes, local authorities say. The assault occurred in the village of Wogom located in Diffa late Wednesday. The Takfiri militants are believed to have come to Niger after crossing the Komadougou Yobe river which separates the country from Nigeria. Niger’s ...

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US deploys dozens of ground troops to Syria

The United States has deployed dozens of ground troops to Syria claiming they will assist Kurdish forces in their battle against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, sources say. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that 30 US soldiers arrived in the northern city of Kobani over the past ...

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