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Analysis: State of emergency in France now extended for six months

Analysis: State of emergency in France now extended for six months
French authorities have voted to extend the state of emergency which has been in effect since the Paris terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015. The French parliament and senate respectively approved the extension on 20 July, six days after a man in a ...
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Analysis: Failed coup in Turkey underscores government-military tensions

Analysis: Failed coup in Turkey underscores government-military tensions
On the evening of Friday 15 July rogue factions of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) staged an unsuccessful ousting of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP)-led government. The attempted coup saw military units takin...
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Analysis: State of emergency in France extended following lone-wolf attack in Nice

Analysis: State of emergency in France extended following lone-wolf attack in Nice
On the night of Thursday 14 July a single assailant carried out a mass-casualty attack in the southern city of Nice. The attack took place on the city's main seaside road, the Promenade des Anglais, at about 2045 UTC. The perpetrator drove a 25-ton h...
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Analysis: Suicide blast near US Consulate in Jeddah underscores terrorism challenge

Analysis: Suicide blast near US Consulate in Jeddah underscores terrorism challenge
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the US Consulate General in the western port city of Jeddah on Monday 4 July, according to state-linked Okaz news. Two security guards were injured and the bomber killed by the blast in a parked car. Interior Min...
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Analysis: Authorities still deny presence of terrorist outfits following Dhaka siege

Analysis: Authorities still deny presence of terrorist outfits following Dhaka siege
Twenty civilians, including 17 foreign nationals, were killed after alleged Islamist militants raided an upmarket restaurant in Dhaka overnight on Saturday 2 July. According to Bangladeshi authorities, the assailants armed with bladed weapons, firear...
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