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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group has claimed responsibility for the deadly knife-attack in London on Friday where a man was shot dead by police after he stabbed several people, including two fatally.

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly London Bridge attack

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group has claimed responsibility for the deadly knife-attack in London on Friday where a man was shot dead by police after he stabbed several people, including two fatally.
US President Donald Trump has confirmed the death of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a military operation in Syria's northwestern Idlib province.

Donald Trump: ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in Syria

US President Donald Trump has confirmed the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a military operation in Syria's northwestern Idlib province.
At least two security officers have been killed and about 20 children wounded when a car bomb detonated near a police headquarters building in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

Car bomb kills police, wounds children in eastern Afghanistan

At least two security officers have been killed and about 20 children wounded when a car bomb detonated near a police headquarters building in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.
The Turkish public and political elite have largely thrown their support behind the country's forces fighting in northern Syria, standing in defiance against voices in the international community condemning Ankara's operation in the region.

Turkish public, politicians voice support for Syria military push

The Turkish public and political elite have largely thrown their support behind the country's forces fighting in northern Syria, standing in defiance against voices in the international community condemning Ankara's operation in the region.

Turkey launches assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria yesterday with air strikes and artillery fire reported along the border.
West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.
Workers inspect the damaged wedding hall after the blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2019 [Mohammad Ismail-Reuters]

Death toll in Afghanistan wedding blast rises to 80

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack inside a wedding hall in the Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has risen to 80.
Workers inspect the damaged wedding hall after the blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2019 [Mohammad Ismail-Reuters]

Afghanistan halts independence festivities after wedding massacre

There were billboards of King Amanullah Khan and multicoloured lights strewn across trees and roundabouts. The Afghan flag flapped in the wind, hanging from cars.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo

British Airways and Lufthansa have suspended flights to Egypt's capital, Cairo, over unspecified security concerns, giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

Suicide-bomb attack targets wedding party in eastern Afghanistan

At least six people have been killed and 14 others wounded when a suicide bomber, believed to be in his early teens, targeted a wedding celebration in Afghanistan‘s eastern Nangarhar province, according to local officials.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, commended the decision of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to support the Inter-Basin Water Transfer project, aimed at recharging the Lake Chad.

Boko Haram: President Buhari to host Lake Chad Security Summit

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will host leaders of Lake Basin Commission in an informal summit on the side lines of Democracy Day and Second Term inauguration celebrations on June 12, 2019, in Abuja.
Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging other nations to halt military assistance.

HRW: Abuses in Egypt’s Sinai amount to war crimes

Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging other nations to halt military assistance.
Ghassan Salame

UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya

The UN envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for Tripoli was "just the start of a long and bloody war".
ISIL fighters killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group has claimed through its news agency AMAQ.

ISIS claims killing 11 soldiers in Borno

ISIS fighters killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group has claimed through its news agency AMAQ.
The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another war ship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran.

US sends Patriot missiles, war ship to Middle East to deter Iran

The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another war ship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran.

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in propaganda video

The elusive chief of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released by the armed group.
Mohammed Monguno

NSA: Nuclear materials mustn’t get to hands of terrorists

National Security Advisor (NSA) Major General Mohammed Monguno (rtd), on Tuesday, warned that uranium or nuclear materials must not get into the hands of terrorists in the country.
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Beji Caid Essebsi: No intention to run again, but no final decision yet

Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's 92-year-old president, has said he does not wish to contest elections scheduled for later this year - but added he is yet to make a final decision.

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