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US at war with those perverting Islam: Obama

US at war with those perverting Islam: Obama

US President Barack Obama says the US is "not at war with Islam - we are at war with the people who have perverted Islam". He was speaking to representatives from 60 nations attending a three-day event on extremism that follows attacks in Denmark and France.

Four-way Ukraine summit planned

Four-way Ukraine summit planned

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France aim to meet in Belarus's capital Minsk on Wednesday to discuss a peace plan for eastern Ukraine. It comes after leaders of the four countries discussed the ongoing conflict by telephone today. Over 5,300 people have been killed by fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels since...

Leaders upbeat on Ukraine talks

Leaders upbeat on Ukraine talks

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have held "constructive and substantive" talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine, BBC quotes the diplomats. Russian President Vladimir Putin, France's Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met for more than four hours in Moscow. Hollande and Merkel had brought with them a peace proposal details on...

Australia raises terror threat level to 'high' for police

Australia raises terror threat level to 'high' for police

Australia's main domestic security agency on Tuesday raised the terrorist threat level against police from "medium" to "high" in response to recent international attacks targeting officers. The threat against police as assessed by the Australian Security Intelligence Organization now equals the threat to the wider Australian community which was lifted to "high" in September...

5 killed in new Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger

5 killed in new Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger

At least five people were killed on Saturday in protests in Niger against Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, authorities said, bringing the death toll from two days of violence in the country to 10. Police fired tear gas at crowds of stone-throwing Muslim youths who set fire to churches and looted shops...

New terror strike feared in Europe

There could be as many as 20 sleeper cells of between 120 and 180 people ready to strike in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, a Western intelligence source has told CNN. The source told CNN national correspondent Deborah Feyerick that European Union and Middle East intelligence agencies had identified an "imminent threat" to Belgium, and possibly also to the Netherlands. The warning comes against the backdrop of the deadly attacks in Paris last week and anti-terror raids in Belgium on...

4 killed in Niger anti-French riots

4 killed in Niger anti-French riots

Muslim anger flared over a French satirical weekly's latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, with four people reported killed and dozens injured at a protest Friday in the West African country of Niger, and violent clashes between demonstrators and police in Pakistan, Jordan and Algeria. Supporters say the cartoon on the cover of Charlie...

'Islamist cyber attacks' hit France: Charlie Hebdo

'Islamist cyber attacks' hit France: Charlie Hebdo

Numerous French media websites have gone down a day after warnings of a wave of Islamist cyber attacks. The sites of Le Parisien, Marianne and 20 Minutes were among those affected, although most were soon restored. The French government said some 20,000 sites had been targeted after terror attacks in Paris left 17 dead. The media...

French post office hostage crisis ends

French post office hostage crisis ends

An armed man who earlier took several hostages at a post office northwest of Paris on Friday has surrendered with no one hurt, a French police official told Reuters. The man equipped with a military weapon took an unconfirmed number of hostages at the post office in the town of Colombes, just outside the...

Hollande hails 'reborn' Charlie Hebdo

Hollande hails 'reborn' Charlie Hebdo

French President Francois Hollande has insisted Charlie Hebdo and its values will survive, after the new edition of the satirical weekly sold out in hours. "Charlie Hebdo is alive and will live on," Hollande said. Millions more copies of the magazine are being printed because of demand. It comes a week after Islamist gunmen murdered 12...

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