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Former Sikh militant sorry for Canada PM Trudeau embarrassment in India

Former Sikh militant sorry for Canada PM Trudeau embarrassment in IndiaA former Sikh militant apologized Thursday for causing embarrassment to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his trip to India. Jaspal Atwal, who was part of a movement that supported an independent Sikh nation in the 1980s and went to prison for the attempted murder of a visiting Indian minister in 1986, was invited to a dinner with Trudeau in New Delhi causing consternation among his hosts. Trudeau’s visit to India had already been dogged by suspicions that Canada was soft on Sikh separatists.



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U.S. warns of repercussions for Pakistan over freed militant

U.S. warns of repercussions for Pakistan over freed militantThe White House said on Saturday there would be repercussions for U.S.-Pakistan relations unless Islamabad took action to detain and charge a newly freed Islamist accused of masterminding a 2008 assault in Mumbai, India.



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Hundreds killed in Egypt's worst-recorded militant attack

Hundreds killed in Egypt's worst-recorded militant attackAt least 235 have been killed in the deadliest insurgent attack to strike Egypt of modern times, where attackers bombed a Sinai mosque and gunned down fleeing worshipers and ambulance services. Matthew Larotonda reports.



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Freed Pakistani militant rails against India, ex-PM Sharif

Freed Pakistani militant rails against India, ex-PM SharifBy Mubasher Bukhari and Asif Shahzad LAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A newly freed Pakistani Islamist accused of masterminding a bloody 2008 assault in the Indian city of Mumbai called ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a “traitor” on Friday for seeking peace with neighbor and arch-foe India. The release of Hafiz Saeed from house arrest raised fresh questions as to whether Saeed might enter politics to run a new, unregistered political party founded by his supporters. India and the United States expressed concern at his release, calling for Saeed to be prosecuted over the Mumbai attack that killed 166 people, including Americans.



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Netanyahu signals Gaza militant bodies to be bargaining chips

Netanyahu signals Gaza militant bodies to be bargaining chipsPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled Monday Israel would use the bodies of Palestinian militants as bargaining chips to retrieve the remains of soldiers believed held by Gaza’s Hamas rulers. Israel blew up a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into its territory last week, leaving at least 12 militants dead. On Sunday, Israel announced they were in possession of the bodies of five of them, members of the Islamic Jihad.



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U.S. military captures militant believed to have role in Benghazi attack: official

U.S. military captures militant believed to have role in Benghazi attack: officialU.S. Special Operation Forces have captured a militant who is believed to have played a role in a 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.



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Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in Marawi

Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in MarawiCLARK, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government declared the end Monday to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia.



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Sri Lanka remands militant monk for attacking refugees

Sri Lanka remands militant monk for attacking refugeesA Sri Lankan court on Monday remanded in custody a Buddhist monk charged with leading a mob which evicted Rohingya refugees, including 16 children, from a UN-protected shelter.



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Mattis seeks Indian role in Afghanistan, vows to fight militant shelters

Mattis seeks Indian role in Afghanistan, vows to fight militant sheltersBy Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday, vowing to jointly stamp out militant sanctuaries and seeking India’s greater involvement in helping to stabilize Afghanistan. The comments come as President Donald Trump’s administration has stepped up pressure on Pakistan for more action against militant groups operating from its soil that are blamed for attacks in India and neighboring Afghanistan.



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Lebanese army kills Islamic State-linked militant: sources

Lebanese army kills Islamic State-linked militant: sourcesThe Lebanese army has killed a man suspected of links to Islamic State and of carrying out bomb attacks in the town of Ras Baalbek near the Syrian border, a security source and a military source said on Tuesday. The Syrian national was shot dead during an operation launched after the army received intelligence that an Islamic State-linked cell was meeting, the security source said. The operation took place in the Arsal area, where the army says it has been carrying out a major security operation against suspected militants.



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