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Attacks targeted more countries in 2016 but fewer killed: report

Attacks targeted more countries in 2016 but fewer killed: report

The number of people killed in extremist attacks declined for the second successive year in 2016 but more countries were affected, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) released Wednesday.

Qatar moving ahead irrespective of blockade: Emir

Qatar moving ahead irrespective of blockade: Emir

The Emir said the blockading countries have breached all norms of international relations and their actions have made it now evident that they did not want to reach a negotiated settlement.

Trump calls for death penalty for New York attacker

Trump calls for death penalty for New York attacker

Donald Trump had earlier said he was considering sending Sayfullo Saipov, 29, to the military's notorious Guantanamo Bay detention centre, but backed off the idea in a blast of early morning tweets calling for the death penalty.

No let-up in fight against terrorism, warns Tillerson

No let-up in fight against terrorism, warns Tillerson

Rex Tillerson spoke as he welcomed Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders to the State Department, and officials confirmed that a Belgian woman was among those killed in the assault.

Qatar to open military attache office in Los Angeles soon

Qatar to open military attache office in Los Angeles soon

"The upcoming office would further enhance the foundations of common understanding to face the challenges facing the region," Staff Lieutenant Colonel Nawaf bin Mubarak bin Saif al-Thani said.

US irritated by siege countries' stance against Qatar: analyst

US irritated by siege countries' stance against Qatar: analyst

US political analyst Giorgio Cafiero said Washington is coming to terms with its limited capacity to push the involved parties toward a settlement for the conflict that began nearly five months ago.

Indonesia arrests nine with alleged Islamic State links

Indonesia arrests nine with alleged Islamic State links

Indonesian authorities arrested nine men suspected of having links to a militant network loyal to Islamic State and planning a series of attacks on police posts, said a police spokesman.

Several hurt in car incident near London museum; police say not terrorism-linked

Several hurt in car incident near London museum; police say not terrorism-linked

London police said on Saturday a number of pedestrians had been injured near the city's Natural History Museum and that a man had been detained at the scene ...

'Jihadi Gran' gets 10 years after joining son in Syria

'Jihadi Gran' gets 10 years after joining son in Syria

Christine Riviere, 51, dubbed by investigators as "Jihadi Gran", was arrested in 2014 after three trips to Syria, which she said were aimed at spending time with her son in case he was killed.

Blockade could break up Gulf region, says QU academic

Blockade could break up Gulf region, says QU academic

Dr Yousuf al-Siddiqi was speaking at a seminar on “The accusations against Qatar of supporting terrorism” to address the issue of terrorism from an academic, legal and political perspective.

Nigeria demands lifting of Qatar blockade

Nigeria demands lifting of Qatar blockade

Foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama said his country was approached by both sides to support them in the dispute. But it had decided that the blockade, now about to enter its fifth month, was ‘not the way to go’.

No 'terrorism nexus' in Las Vegas shooting: US senator

No 'terrorism nexus' in Las Vegas shooting: US senator

The head of the US Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday there was no apparent "terrorism nexus" in the mass shooting that killed 58 people in Las Vegas.