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    America’s disgraceful escape from Afghanistan

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 06, 2021

    US PRESIDENT Joe Biden solemnly and rather bluntly announced that he would withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of...

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    More conflict as south gets poorer

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2021

    MY MOST recent column warned of the escalating threat of worsening conflicts driven by al-Qaeda, ISIS and their offshoots, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the...

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    Sri Lanka bans 11 Muslim groups ahead of Easter attacks anniv

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo, Sri Lanka | Updated at 10:19pm on April 14, 2021

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday banned 11 Muslim organisations, including the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda, a week ahead of the second anniversary of the Easter...

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    Yemen Al-Qaeda leader appears in video after arrest claim

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:36am on February 11, 2021

    The leader of Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen appears to be still at large despite a United Nations report which claimed he had been under arrest...

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    Member of UN peacekeeping mission killed in Mali bomb blast

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 09:59am on January 16, 2021

    The United Nations said one of its peacekeepers died when a convoy travelling through northern Mali hit a makeshift roadside bomb on Friday, the fifth...

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    Dhaka protests at Pompeo remarks on Al-Qaida presence

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 11:49pm on January 13, 2021

    The government on Wednesday protested against a statement of the US secretary of state Michael R Pompeo. In his statement, Pompeo mentioned Bangladesh as a...

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    Pakistan cop killed in attack on polio vaccine team

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 06:13pm on January 12, 2021

    A police officer was shot dead in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday when a polio vaccination team he was escorting was attacked in a drive-by shooting....

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    Iran mocks Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command killed in Tehran report

    Agence France-Presse .  Tehran | Updated at 06:38pm on November 14, 2020

    Iran on Saturday dismissed a United States newspaper report that Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command was killed in Tehran by Israeli agents as ‘made-up information’ and denied the...

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    French troops kill Al-Qaeda-aligned jihadist commander in Mali

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 03:39pm on November 14, 2020

    France announced on Friday that its anti-jihadist force in Mali had killed the military commander of an Al-Qaeda-aligned group linked to attacks in the region,...

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    Al-Qaeda’s number 2 secretly killed in Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:41pm on November 14, 2020

    Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, indicted in the US for the 1998 bombings of its embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, was secretly killed in Iran in August, The...