ASIA POLITICS: ASEAN Nations Unite Against Islamic State Threat

ASIA POLITICS: ASEAN Nations Unite Against Islamic State Threat

“Our open borders are being exploited by terrorist groups to facilitate personnel and material,” Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN.

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UK POPLITICS: ‘Difficult’ Talks Needed With Saudi About Islamist Extremism Funding: Corbyn

UK POPLITICS: ‘Difficult’ Talks Needed With Saudi About Islamist Extremism Funding: Corbyn

“We must resist Islamophobia and division and turn out on 8 June united in our determination to show our democracy is strong,” Corbyn said in the text of a speech due to be delivered in Carlisle, north England.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Key Arab League States Dump Qatar Over Supporting Terrorism’

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Key Arab League States Dump Qatar Over Supporting Terrorism’

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism, opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.

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UK POLITICS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres Condemns London Terror Attack

UK POLITICS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres Condemns London Terror Attack

Guterres: “This is a struggle in many parts of the globe that compels international community to bring to justice those who use such inhuman tactics.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

“Stop Islamic Immigration before Australia hits 5 per cent like England,” Senator Pauline Hanson’s tweeted graphic says.

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IRAN POLITICS: London Terror Attack ‘Wake Up Call’:  Iran Says Urges Uprooting Terrorism Sources

IRAN POLITICS: London Terror Attack ‘Wake Up Call’: Iran Says Urges Uprooting Terrorism Sources

“To uproot terror, it is necessary that they (Western states) address the root causes as well as the main financial and ideological sources of extremism and violence, which are clear to everyone,” Qasemi was quoted as saying by Press TV.

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UK POLITICS: London Terror Attact: 7 Killed, Theresa May Says ‘Enough is Enough’

UK POLITICS: London Terror Attact: 7 Killed, Theresa May Says ‘Enough is Enough’

“It is time to say enough is enough,” Theresa May said in a televised statement outside her Downing Street office, where flags few at half-mast.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Amnesty Says France Using Terrorism Powers to Curb Peaceful Protests

FRANCE POLITICS: Amnesty Says France Using Terrorism Powers to Curb Peaceful Protests

Amnesty: “Emergency laws intended to protect French people from terrorism threat are instead being used to restrict their rights to protest peacefully.”

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INDIA POLITICS: Official: Sabzar Ahmed Bhat Dies By Bullets

INDIA POLITICS: Official: Sabzar Ahmed Bhat Dies By Bullets

Hizbul Mujahideen suffered major setback. Sabzar Ahmed Bhat’s killing will be seen as a big feat for counter-insurgency forces in the Kashmir Valley.

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UK POLITICS: Manchester Attack: Security Threat Level Lowered as Police Close on Bomber’s Suspected Network

UK POLITICS: Manchester Attack: Security Threat Level Lowered as Police Close on Bomber’s Suspected Network

Police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night, said they had made two further arrests overnight as they closed in on other possible cell members.

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UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn

UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn also vowed to reverse Prime Minister Theresa May’s police cuts and give the security services more resources if they needed them, saying Britain could not “be protected on the cheap”.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief

Since Conservatives took power in 2010, 20,000 police jobs have been scrapped with budgets slashed 4 percent each year over the last seven years.

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UK POLITICS: Manchester Arena Suicide Bomber Brings Tragic Twist to June 8 Election

UK POLITICS: Manchester Arena Suicide Bomber Brings Tragic Twist to June 8 Election

The Manchester attack will nonetheless change the agenda. Tragedy makes electoral politics seem trivial, but can still bring political consequences.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao

“Duterte has already declared martial law for the entire island of Mindanao,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters in Moscow.

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UK POLITICS: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Bomb Attack

UK POLITICS: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Bomb Attack

According to Amaq, a news outlet linked to the terror group, an ISIS member carried out the bombing which killed 22 and injured 59.

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UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

“I offer my thoughts to the British people, to the victims and their loved ones,” Emmanuel Macron, newly elected president of France wrote on Twitter.

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UK POLITICS: Innocent Fans Killed By Suicide Bomber as They Streamed Out of Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester

UK POLITICS: Innocent Fans Killed By Suicide Bomber as They Streamed Out of Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester

“We ran and people were screaming around us and pushing on the stairs to go outside and people were falling down, girls were crying, and we saw these women being treated by paramedics having open wounds on their legs … it was just chaos,” said Sebastian Diaz, 19.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria

Described as Riyadh Declaration, the document was signed “to combat terrorism in all its forms, address its intellectual roots.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cyber Attack Hits Australia: Dan Tehan Cyber Security Minister

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cyber Attack Hits Australia: Dan Tehan Cyber Security Minister

‘There has been a report to the Australian Cyber Security centre of one instance of what we believe could be this ransomware,’ she told reporters in Cairns.

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USA POLITICS: Saudis Paid US Veterans Thousands of Dollars to Kill 9/11 Law: Report

USA POLITICS: Saudis Paid US Veterans Thousands of Dollars to Kill 9/11 Law: Report

The September 11, 2001 attacks, also known as 9/11, attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.

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