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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte to Congress: Extend Martial Law in Southern Island of Mindanao

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte to Congress: Extend Martial Law in Southern Island of Mindanao

Duterte further told the congressmen that the militancy in the south would not be crushed by July 22, when his two-month martial law expires.

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Vows to Use ‘Deadly Force’ to Destroy Islamist Militants

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Vows to Use ‘Deadly Force’ to Destroy Islamist Militants

“We shall bury them. Fire must be met with fire,” Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said at a campaign rally, according to his press service.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

“We became concerned that Kanu has finally crossed the boundaries of Nigerian laws and has blatantly breached international laws that specifically frown at the use of terror to achieve a goal”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Mulls Contentious Cybersecurity Law

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Mulls Contentious Cybersecurity Law

Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s What Chibok Girls Bishara, Pogu Said to Donald Trump When they Met Him in the White House

NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s What Chibok Girls Bishara, Pogu Said to Donald Trump When they Met Him in the White House

Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu were among 276 girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, by Boko Haram militants in April 2014.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Places Kashmir Under High Security Order, Deploys Thousands of Government Forces

INDIA POLITICS: India Places Kashmir Under High Security Order, Deploys Thousands of Government Forces

India and Kashmir News: “I have never seen restrictions of this magnitude before,” said one local speaking on condition of anonymity.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

Trudeau’s Liberal government would pay Omar Khadr around C$10 million ($7.7 million) and offer a formal apology to compensate him for abuses he suffered as an inmate at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

A Canadian citizen, Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 at age 15 after a firefight with U.S. soldiers. He pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. Army medic and became the youngest inmate held at the military prison in Cuba.

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AFRICA POLITICS: French, West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force

AFRICA POLITICS: French, West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita says, “It’s also clear that France alone must not continue to bear the burden of this fight against terrorism.”

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CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

“This is something that three or four years ago (Beijing) would not even have entertained in the conversation,” an unnamed Canadian government official told the Globe and Mail, which first reported the agreement.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Envoys Talk With Abdullah Maute During Brief Truce

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Envoys Talk With Abdullah Maute During Brief Truce

“We need to balance this because this is very precarious,” Retired General Dickson Hermoso told reporters.

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UK POLITICS: 500% Surge in Hate Crimes After Manchester Bombing

UK POLITICS: 500% Surge in Hate Crimes After Manchester Bombing

“Hate crime is often under-reported, but we want people to have the confidence in coming forward as no one should be the subject of hate and intolerance.”

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UK POLITICS: ‘I Am Going to Kill All Muslims’: Driver Ploughs Van into Worshippers at Finsbury Park Mosque London

UK POLITICS: ‘I Am Going to Kill All Muslims’: Driver Ploughs Van into Worshippers at Finsbury Park Mosque London

London’s Metropolitan Police said in there are casualties being worked on at the scene” of the apparent attack, which took place at Seven Sisters Road.

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UK POLITICS: Police Arrest Armed Man Outside Parliament

UK POLITICS: Police Arrest Armed Man Outside Parliament

“The man – aged in his 30s – was arrested,” police. A witness at the scene told Reuters the man ran towards one of the gates to parliament where a militant killed a policeman less than three months ago.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Mohammad Noaim Maute Alias Abu Jadid Arrested: Military Says

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Mohammad Noaim Maute Alias Abu Jadid Arrested: Military Says

Brigadier General Gilbert Gapay, a spokesman for the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command, said Maute was a bomb-maker for the Maute terrorist group.

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WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres

WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres

“Policies that limit human rights only end up alienating religious and ethnic communities, who would have every interest in fighting extremism,” Guterres highlighted.

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QATAR POLITICS: Revealed! Qatar Hosted Taliban on US Request: Qatari Official

QATAR POLITICS: Revealed! Qatar Hosted Taliban on US Request: Qatari Official

Taliban opened a “political office” in Qatar in 2013, but the Qatari government later shut it down. Taliban leaders are still said to be in Doha, however.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia May Allow Some Qataris to Stay

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia May Allow Some Qataris to Stay

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates say they may allow some Qatari nationals to stay in their countries as a deadline looms for Qataris to return home amid a diplomatic crisis.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police to Get Greater Powers to Shoot in Militant Sieges

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police to Get Greater Powers to Shoot in Militant Sieges

Under the proposal, which is likely to be adopted in the state’s parliament given the support for it, lethal force can be used immediately if an incident is declared “terrorist related” by the state’s most senior police officer, Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.

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