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Spain seaside city attacks: What we know

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TERROR. The van who ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others is towed away from the Rambla in Barcelona on August 18, 2017 Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Here’s what we know so far about the two separate attacks that happened in Barcelona and Cambrils

BARCELONA, Spain (Aug. 18, 2017) — At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 others injured after drivers slammed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks on Barcelona’s most popular street and in another busy Spanish seaside city. Continue reading Spain seaside city attacks: What we know

ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert

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LOCKDOWN. In this file photo, cops cordon off the blast site after the explosions in Quiapo last Saturday, May 6, 2017. File photo by Rappler

Rohan Gunaratna warns that ISIS plans to hit Manila and other capitals in the region during the Ramadan

MANILA, Philippines (May 8, 2017) — The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, IS or ISIL, claimed it carried out two consecutive weekend attacks in Manila on April 28 and May 6, both of which were denied by Philippine officials. Continue reading ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert

ISIS blasts in Syria regime heartland kill more than 148

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ISIS ATTACK. An officer stands next to damaged cars at the site of a bombing in a bus station in Jableh city, Lattakia province, Syria on May 23, 2016. Photo from Syrian Arab News Agency/EPA

The Islamic State says the attacks were in retaliation for Syrian regime and Russian air strikes

DAMASCUS, Syria (May 24, 2016) — More than 148 people were killed Monday, May 23, in bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks to date in the regime’s coastal heartland. Continue reading ISIS blasts in Syria regime heartland kill more than 148

Kenya earmarks $10M to close world’s largest refugee camp

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SET FOR CLOSURE. A file photograph dated August 1, 2011 shows newly arrived refugees at the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya. File photo by Dai Kurokawa/EPA

The Kenyan government decides to shut down the Dadaab refugee camp over security concerns

NAIROBI, Kenya (May 12, 2016) — Kenya said Wednesday, May 11, it had set aside $10 million to help fund the closing of the world’s largest refugee camp, home to around 350,000 mostly Somali refugees, citing security fears. Continue reading Kenya earmarks $10M to close world’s largest refugee camp

Afghan child casualties soar as urban warfare escalates

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VULNERABLE. An internally displaced Afghan child stands outside a temporary shelter in Herat, Afghanistan, January 20, 2015. File photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan says 161 children were killed and 449 others injured in the first quarter of 2016 alone

KABUL, Afghanistan (Apr. 17, 2016) – Child casualties have soared in Afghanistan this year as the Taliban stepped up attacks in urban areas, the United Nations said Sunday, April 17, branding the figures “appalling.”

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