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Tunisia: Interior Minister Warns against Return of Foreign Fighters

The Tunisian interior minister Wednesday sounded the alarm against the looming threat the North African country is facing with the eminent return of the country’s citizens who have been fighting in the ranks of the Islamic State group (IS), now in peril in Libya, Syria and Iraq. Hedi Majdoub was speaking at the opening of […]

Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram ready for ‘war’ with Donald Trump

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram on Sunday night, reacted to the election of Donald Trump. In an audio message published on the group’s YouTube page, Shekau said they will “not be fooled by people like Donald Trump or anyone in the coalition who is fighting our brothers in Iraq, […]

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Libya: US Intensifies Airstrikes against IS in Sirte

More shells from the US airpower have fallen on the Islamic State group (IS) positions in Sirte over these past days as forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) try to end the bout with the terrorist group. Airstrikes have doubled as of mid-October. Around 36 airstrikes were launched from Friday to […]

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Morocco: 10 Individuals Handed 32-Year Jail Sentences for Terrorism

Ten people have been sentenced altogether to 32 years in prison for terrorism related acts, and apology for terrorist organizations by the court of Criminal Appeal of the city of Sale, reports say. A total of 13 cases were tackled by the court on Thursday during a trial which lasted four hours, local media Al […]

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Tunisia: Suspected Terrorist Arrested Near Libyan Borders

Tunisian home ministry Monday announced the arrest of a suspected terrorist  near the Libyan border as he was attempting to join terrorist groups in splintered Libya, reports say. Tunisia authorities have been on high alert at their borders with division-ridden Libya, as they fear free crossing into Tunisia of elements of the Islamic State group […]

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Morocco’s King Calls Arab States to Wage a Confidence Building Jihad

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has called on Arab states to wage a constructive jihad to build confidence, and put their house in order so that they may solve their own problems, away from any external influences. “The constructive jihad is jihad vis-a-vis ourselves to build confidence; jihad to put our house in order so […]

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South Africa: Four alleged militants to appear in court

The South African police foiled over the week-end travel plan of four alleged terrorists trying to fly to Syria. They are expected to appear in courts on terror-related charges, reports say. Hangwani Mulaudzi, spokesman for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation indicated that the militants, including one woman, all of them in their 20s, were […]

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Morocco Carries on Talks with Gulf States at Bilateral Level

After attending the first Morocco-GCC summit held last Wednesday in Riyadh to bolster the strategic partnership existing between Morocco and the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, King Mohammed VI is currently undertaking a tour in the region to further talks on means to strengthen relations at the bilateral level. Part of this tour, […]

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Paris and Cairo ink $2.26 billion deals

French President François Hollande signed several deals worth about €2 billion ($2.26 billion) with Egypt during his visit to Cairo, the Elysee said on Monday. The deals included a military telecommunications satellite which is expected to be built by France’s Airbus Space Systems and Thales Alenia Space. As part of its deal with France, Egypt […]

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Ghana Backs Turkey in Fight against Terrorism

Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday indicated that Ghana stands in solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism. “We stand in solidarity with Turkey on the issue of terrorism and the situation in Syria,” Mahama told Turkish President Erdogan who was in Ghana for a two day official visit. After bilateral talks with […]

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