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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims
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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims

DUBAI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme Leader vowed on Thursday to retaliate against those threatening the country’s security after the massacre of Shi’ite pilgrims, an assault claimed by Islamic State which threatens to inflame tensions amid widespread anti-government protests. In a statement read on state TV, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the assailants “will surely...

Islamic State claims Iran shrine attack, Iran vows response
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Islamic State claims Iran shrine attack, Iran vows response

Women and children among casualties – state media President says Iran will respond to attack Protesters mark 40 days since Mahsa Amini’s death in custody DUBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The militant group Islamic State said it carried out an attack on a Shi’ite Muslim shrine in Iran on Wednesday which killed 15 people, escalating...

US and UK warn of possible attack in Nigeria’s capital
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US and UK warn of possible attack in Nigeria’s capital

LAGOS, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The United States and Britain on Sunday warned of a possible terrorist attack in Nigeria’s federal capital Abuja, especially aimed at government buildings, places of worship and schools, among other targets. Nigeria is fighting an Islamist insurgency mainly in the northeast, but in July the Islamic State claimed responsibility for...

Russia hits infrastructure targets across Ukraine, targets power and water
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Russia hits infrastructure targets across Ukraine, targets power and water

Three blasts hit port of Mykolaiv – witness City of Zhytomyr left without power, water Blasts heard in Kyiv, other cities hit Zelenskiy accuses Russia of targeting civilians Moscow denies that, says hitting infrastructure KYIV/MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Russian missiles crashed into infrastructure targets across Ukraine on Tuesday morning as Moscow stepped up...

Intense fighting flares in Ukraine’s Donetsk region
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Intense fighting flares in Ukraine’s Donetsk region

KYIV, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces was taking place around two towns in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, Bakhmut and Soledar, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday. Fighting has been particularly intense this weekend in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which make up the larger industrial Donbas,...

Taliban accuses Pakistan of allowing U.S. drones to use its airspace
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Taliban accuses Pakistan of allowing U.S. drones to use its airspace

KABUL, Aug 28 (Reuters) – The Taliban’s acting defence minister said on Sunday that Pakistan had allowed U.S. drones to use its airspace to access Afghanistan, which Pakistan’s foreign minister denied. Pakistani authorities have previously denied involvement in or advanced knowledge of a drone strike the United States said it carried out in Kabul in...

At least 12 killed as Somalia hotel siege enters second day
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At least 12 killed as Somalia hotel siege enters second day

MOGADISHU, Aug 20 (Reuters) – At least 12 people were killed when al Qaeda-linked militants attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, seizing hostages who authorities were still battling to free 24 hours later, an intelligence officer said on Saturday. The attackers blasted their way into the Hayat Hotel on Friday evening with two car...

Taliban mark year in power that has given Afghanistan security but little hope
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Taliban mark year in power that has given Afghanistan security but little hope

Taliban mark “day of salvation and freedom” Country relatively more secure, but facing challenges Aid cut as international community demands rights for women KABUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The Taliban and their supporters waved the group’s black and white flag on the streets of Afghanistan on Monday to celebrate a year since they marched into...

Israel, Palestinians set for truce from Sunday night
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Israel, Palestinians set for truce from Sunday night

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Israel and Palestinian militants agreed to a Cairo-mediated truce to take effect late on Sunday, sources said, raising hopes of an end to the most serious flare-up on the Gaza frontier in more than a year. Israeli forces pounded Palestinian targets through the weekend, triggering longer-range rocket attacks against its...