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The United States of America marked the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which killed almost 3,000 people (photo, from tf1.fr). Ten years ago nineteen terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. (more…)

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Britain’s most senior officer, said on Sunday that al-Qaeda can never be completely defeated. (more…)

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As security forces stormed a Catholic church in Baghdad (map, from aljazeera.net) to free dozens of hostages, at least 52 people died, said Deputy Interior Minister Maj Gen Hussein Kamal. (more…)

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In Puntland, Somalia’s semi-autonomous region, a court has jailed a journalist for interviewing a Muslim leader with ties to al-Qaeda-inspired fighters, local media and an international watchdog have said. (more…)

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President Obama told People magazine that he has “no intention” of sending US troops to Yemen or Somalia (map) in order to combat militant groups there. (more…)

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Detainees in Guantanamo (photo, from bbc.co.uk) have not been advised of any rights by interrogators, because the military prison is dedicated to intelligence gathering, not to law enforcement, said an FBI agent, testifying at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial. (more…)

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The leader of an extremist Palestinian group has died from wounds sustained in a clash inside a refugee camp in south Lebanon, said Palestinian security officials. (more…)

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