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The Jihadist’s strategic dilemma

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With U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement of his strategy in Afghanistan, the U.S.-jihadist war has entered a new phase. With its allies, the...

Al Qaeda group claims Africa kidnappings: Al Jazeera

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Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said today it was responsible for the kidnapping in November of three Spanish aid workers in...

Analysis: Obama’s Afghan strategy

US President Barack Obama announced the broad structure of his Afghanistan strategy in a speech at West Point on Tuesday evening.   The strategy had three...

Mogadishu blast kills three Somali govt ministers

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An explosion tore through a graduation ceremony at a hotel in the Somali capital today and killed at least 14 people including...

Spanish aid workers not found-Mauritania

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Mauritania has denied reports that it has located three Spanish aid workers abducted at the weekend, the Spanish government said.   "The Mauritanian authorities...

US forces missed chance to get bin Laden: report

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The US military could have captured or killed Osama bin Laden in 2001 if it had launched a concerted attack on his...

Fighting pushes Somalis, Islamist rebels, into Kenya

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Hundreds of Somali refugees have fled to Kenya after rebels suspected of links to al Qaeda seized a Somali town near the...

France asks its citizens to leave Mali

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France asked its citizens to leave northern and eastern Mali immediately because of an increased militant threat after a Frenchman was kidnapped...

Three Spanish aid workers kidnapped in Mauritania

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Three Spanish aid workers were kidnapped in Mauritania yesterday, officials said of an attack that will heighten security fears in the West...

Five killed in protest in southern Yemen

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Five Yemenis died when security forces clashed with southern separatists yesterday, as southerners began more protests against a government already facing a...

India, China and Russia seek role in Afghan policy

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The foreign ministers of Russia, China and India said that the world must remain engaged in Afghanistan, with Moscow seeking a greater...

Germany may review Afghan troop levels in 2010

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Germany is likely to stick with its 4500 troop ceiling for Afghanistan when it renews a parliamentary mandate in December but could...

UK troops in Afghanistan could be cut by 2014: general

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British troop numbers in Afghanistan could be scaled back in five years as the Afghan army is strengthened, though some will have...

Pakistani preachers shot dead in Somalia’s Puntland

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Masked gunmen killed seven Pakistani preachers earlier today at a mosque in Somalia's Puntland region, residents and local officials said.   Western security agencies...

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