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August 31, 2018 4:54 PM Turkish military says kills 19 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish military killed a total of 19 Kurdish militants on Friday during air strikes in the northern Iraqi regions of Zap, Gara and Hakurk, it said in a statement on Twitter. Turkey has in recent months carried out strikes on bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, especially its stronghold in the Qandil 61

August 31, 2018 1:32 AM Australian police charge Sri Lankan with terror plotting

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has arrested and charged a Sri Lankan man with planning a terror attack after finding “symbolic locations within Sydney” listed as possible targets in his notebook, police said on Friday. A staunch U.S. ally, Australia has been on heightened alert from 2015 for attacks by home-grown militants returning from fighting in the Middle 60

August 27, 2018 6:50 PM France says it kills top Islamic State official in Mali operation

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Monday it had killed a top official from Islamic State’s affiliate in West Africa in an operation in Mali that also killed another member of the group and two civilians. The defense ministry, in a statement, named him as Mohamed Ag Almouner and said he was one of the top officials of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara 52

August 24, 2018 1:13 PM Pompeo's call to Pakistan's new premier stirs controversy

ISLAMABAD – A telephone call made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to congratulate Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan has stirred controversy, with Washington saying it "raised the importance of Pakistan taking decisive action against all terrorists" operating in the country. Islamabad said late Thursday "no issue relating to terrorists 45

August 24, 2018 11:01 AM Turkey says military solution for Syria's Idlib would be a disaster

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey’s foreign minister said on Friday it would be disastrous to seek a military solution in the northern Syrian region of Idlib, a rebel-held enclave which the Syrian government says it aims to recapture. Idlib is a refuge for civilians and rebels displaced from other areas of Syria as well as for powerful jihadist forces. It has been hit by a wave of air strikes 66

August 23, 2018 9:53 AM Gunmen attack checkpoint in western Libya, killing four

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least four people were killed in a gun attack by suspected militants on a checkpoint east of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, a local official and a resident said. The attack took place between the towns of Zliten and Khoms on the coastal road leading from Tripoli to the port city of Misrata, Zliten mayor Miftah Hamadi said. Islamic 36

August 21, 2018 12:58 PM Mortar Attacks Hit Kabul During President’s Speech

Ashraf Ghani was delivering his holiday message for Eid al-Adha at the presidential palace KABUL—Suspected militants unleashed a barrage of mortars near the presidential palace and Defense Ministry in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, as President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech marking the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. In a multipronged strike 54

August 20, 2018 12:47 PM Russia: West is obstructing aid to Syria, return of refugees

MOSCOW – Russia lashed out at Western countries on Monday, accusing them of blocking U.N. aid for Syria's reconstruction and trying to prevent the return of refugees. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with his Lebanese counterpart, Gibran Bassil, that the U.S. refusal to provide assistance for rebuilding Syria after more than seven years 72

August 19, 2018 12:22 PM U.S. forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed: spokesman

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday. “We’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed ... The main reason, after ISIS (Islamic State) is defeated militarily 45

August 16, 2018 4:30 PM Mali’s President Wins Re-Election in Vote Marred by Violence

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta now faces challenge of halting the spread of Islamic militancy in his country and across the region Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has won re-election with an overwhelming majority, in a runoff vote marred by militant violence and accusations of fraud by the opposition. The closely watched election was seen as a bellwether 49