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Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

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A general view of the Etoile du Sud hotel in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast March 13, 2016. Legnan Koula/EPA
The attack bears grim similarities to the Islamist gun and grenade assault on a Tunisian beach resort last June

GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (Mar. 14, 2016) — Heavily-armed men gunned down 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort Sunday, March 13, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, leaving bodies strewn on the beach as fears grow of a mounting jihadist threat in West Africa.

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Militants mount deadly attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

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At least 3 people are killed and 19 others wounded

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Mar. 2, 2016) — Gunfire and an explosion echoed Wednesday, March 2, as militants attacked India’s consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing 3 people in the latest in a string of assaults on Indian installations in the country.

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Australia warns of terror threat to Malaysia

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In this file photo, the Petronas Towers are pictured during sunrise in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 15, 2015. Azhar Rahim/EPA
Australia’s DFAT: ‘Terrorists may be planning attacks in and around Kuala Lumpur’

SYDNEY, Australia (Feb. 22, 2016) — Australia has warned of a possible terror attack in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, urging travelers to be vigilant after a number of arrests.

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At least 30 dead in bombings south of Damascus

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The Syrian state broadcaster says a car bombing and two suicide attacks ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, killing 30 and wounding dozens

DAMASCUS, Syria (Feb. 22, 2016) — At least 30 people were killed Sunday, February 21, in a series of attacks, including a car bombing, near a Shiite shrine south of Syria’s capital, state television and a monitor said.

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5 killed as gunmen attack UN base in South Sudan

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SEEKING SHELTER. Crowds line up at the UNMISS protection site of Tomping compound in Juba, South Sudan, February 20, 2014. File photo by Charles Lomodong/EPA
The United Nations confirms at least 5 fatalities, while residents give a higher death toll

JUBA, South Sudan (Feb. 18, 2016) — Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians sheltering inside a United Nations base, killing at least 5 people, the UN said Thursday, February 18, the latest in a string of atrocities in the war-torn nation.

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3 dead in Maguindanao bomb blast as troops, BIFF clash

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Authorities say Muslim rebels booby-trapped a highway to target military convoys, but it detonated when a van with 6 civilians drove through it late Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 17, 2016) — Three civilians were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Maguindanao where the army and Muslim rebels have engaged in sporadic fighting for days, police said Wednesday, February 17.

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Greece arrests 3 armed Britons at Turkish border

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The arrested men are believed to have links to terrorism and arms trafficking

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Feb. 14, 2016) — Greek police said Sunday, February 14, they had arrested 3 heavily armed Britons near the border with Turkey where they were suspected of heading to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State jihadists.

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Afghan civilian casualties top 11,000 to hit record in 2015

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AFTER THE ATTACK. Afghan mourners carry the coffin of Saeed Jawad Hossini, 29, who was killed in a suicide attack on a minibus carrying employees of Afghan TV channel TOLO in Kabul on January 21, 2016. Photo by Shah Marai/AFP
One in every 4 casualties in 2015 was a child, says the United Nations

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 14, 2016) — The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan last year was the highest recorded since 2009, the UN said Sunday, February 14, with children paying a particularly heavy price.

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US urges Turkey to halt Syria strikes

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The Turkish strikes would likely involve artillery fire from tanks

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Feb. 14, 2016) — The United States pressed Turkey on Saturday, February 13, to halt military strikes on Kurdish and Syrian regime targets Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo, as Ankara weighs a joint ground assault with Saudi troops.

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Turkey, Saudi could launch Syria ground operation

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in the Foreign Ministry building in Budapest, Hungary, February 9, 2016. File photo by Janos Marjai/EPA
The coordinated plans by Riyadh and Ankara add a new element to the explosive situation in Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Feb. 13, 2016) — Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said on Saturday, February 13, adding the kingdom was already sending jets to a Turkish base to attack the extremists.

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