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U.S.-backed Syrian force resumes ground assault on Islamic State

World Nov 12, 2018

U.S.-backed Syrian force resumes ground assault on Islamic State

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Sunday it had resumed a ground assault against Islamic State in its last foothold near the Iraqi border, following the suspension of the offensive last month after Turkish shelling of northern Syria. The Kurdish-led SDF said its operations ...

Australia police say Melbourne attacker also planned explosion

Asia Pacific Nov 10, 2018

Australia police say Melbourne attacker also planned explosion

Australia police said Saturday a man who fatally stabbed another and injured two in what they described as an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack in central Melbourne had also planned to set off an explosion. The attacker, Hassain Khalif Shire Ali, 30, had his passport canceled ...

Japan to ban drones near venues for 2020 Olympic Games

National Nov 9, 2018

Japan to ban drones near venues for 2020 Olympic Games

The Japanese government has decided to ban flying drones near venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games during the events, a government source said Friday. As part of efforts to counter possible terrorist attacks, the government aims to pass legislation that will allow ...

U.S. 'war on terror' has killed 500,000 people, study estimates

World Nov 9, 2018

U.S. 'war on terror' has killed 500,000 people, study estimates

About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the U.S. "war on terror" that was launched following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released Thursday. The report, by Brown University's Watson Institute for International ...