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Japan offers $15.5m in MEA counter-terrorism aid

Japan will provide $15.5 million in aid to support counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East and Africa, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday, doubling the figure pledged last month. Islamic State militants have said

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Bahrain sends warplanes to Jordan to fight IS

Bahrain has deployed war planes to Jordan, the state news agency BNA said on Sunday, becoming the second Gulf Arab country to send warplanes to help in the fight against Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq. Jordan has taken a lea

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Cyber security threat 'biggest new challenge'

Combating terrorism and cyber security were highlighted by a panel of experts at a discussion in Bahrain held yesterday (February 1). The event, Geo-economics and Geopolitics of Transnational Organised Crime, was held by the Inter

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Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from US

Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the US in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. The United States origi

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Hostage crisis in Sydney, Islamic terror link seen

An armed assailant was holding an unknown number of hostages inside a central Sydney cafe on Monday, police said, with local television showing some being forced to hold up a black flag with white Arabic writing in the window. Pri

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US to deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pent

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Bahrain backs fight against terror

Bahrain has stressed the need for a global partnership to counter terrorism with resolve and efficacy. "Terrorism knows no border as no country is spared from its dangers and threats. This requires security and defence strategies t

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Saudi king warns of terrorism threat to US, Europe

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the US unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East, the Saudi state news agency reported late on Friday. The king made the statement during a r

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Saudi donates to $100m anti-terrorism centre

Saudi Arabia has donated $100 million to the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) during a joint press conference at the UN headquarters recently. Present at the conference were UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Saudi A

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Iran ready to provide Iraq with arms to fight 'terror'

Tehran has not received a request from Baghdad to supply it with weapons but is ready to do so if asked, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday during a visit to Moscow. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Tehran had no

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