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Brussels on alert amid fears of Paris-style attacks

The Belfast Telegraph reports: Armed police and soldiers are patrolling the streets, subways are closed and many shops have shut their doors in the Belgian capital Brussels as the government issued a warning over possible Paris-style terror attacks. At least … Continue reading

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Islamic State fighters take on Libya’s rival government forces

Reuters reports on the current situation in the ongoing conflict in Libya: Militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State fought forces loyal to Libya’s two rival governments in the central city of Sirte and further east in Benghazi, state media and … Continue reading

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Egypt seeks UN mandate for Libya Islamic State intervention

The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has called on the UN to mandate international intervention in Libya, reports the BBC: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a United Nations resolution allowing international forces to intervene in Libya. There … Continue reading

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Libya conflict threatens entire Maghreb

This report by Al-Monitor illustrates the destabilizing threat posed to the Maghreb by the growing presence of extremist groups such as Islamic State in southern Libya:   French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has constantly warned against the increasing presence … Continue reading

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Iraq conflict: UN warns of possible Amerli ‘massacre’

The BBC reports on the situation facing residents of Amerli, a town in northern Iraq that has been under siege for the last two months: The UN has called for action to prevent what it says may be a possible … Continue reading

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