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Manchester and the evolving threat from Islamic State

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The Manchester bombing which killed 22 and injured 116 others raises fresh concerns over the threat from Islamic State and public authorities' ability to counter terrorist plots. The Manchester attack highlights the extremists' will to carry out mass...
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ANALYSIS: MARTIAL LAW DECLARED AS EXTREMISTS SEIZE PARTIAL CONTROL IN MINDANAO

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President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law for the entire southern region of Mindanao on Tuesday 23 May, in the wake of a violent attack by militants allied to the Middle East-based Islamic State (IS). The emergency order will remain in effect fo...
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TRT World Interview: Riccardo Dugulin on Manchester attack

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On 24 May, Riccardo Dugulin, Senior Analyst was on TRT World to assess the terrorist threat in the United Kingdom. The interview focused on the wave of attacks that hit the country since early March and on measures that can be taken to mitigate the r...
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ANALYSIS: ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS MANCHESTER ARENA SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK

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Islamic State group (IS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide improvised explosive device (SIED) attack on Monday, 22 May 2017 at Manchester Arena, saying an IS "soldier" detonated explosive devices at the Arena building. The claim was posted in ...
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Four priorities in Macron French security agenda

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Macron will officially become France's next president on 14 May, following a string of terrorist attacks since January 2015. Macron's anti-terrorist measures are unlikely to substantially differ from his predecessor Hollande's. However, Macron is lik...
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