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U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deaths

U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deathsU.S.-backed forces have captured Islamic State fighters tied to a January suicide bombing in Syria that killed four Americans.



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Israel suspects Iran of hacking election frontrunner Gantz's phone: TV

Israel suspects Iran of hacking election frontrunner Gantz's phone: TVIsrael’s Shin Bet security service suspects Iran of hacking the mobile phone of Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s toughest rival in the April 9 election, an Israeli television station reported on Thursday. Gantz, a former chief of Israel’s armed forces, was informed of the hack five weeks ago, Channel 12 said, adding that the Shin Bet believed Iranian state intelligence had accessed the ex-general’s personal information and correspondences. Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party, which has outpaced Netanyahu’s conservative Likud in pre-election polls, played down any prospect of a national security breach and suggested the story had been deliberately leaked.



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Trudeau 'very concerned' that China suspects Canadian of spying

Trudeau 'very concerned' that China suspects Canadian of spyingPrime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced strong concern Monday after Chinese state media reported that a former Canadian diplomat detained in the country was suspected of spying and stealing state secrets. “We are obviously very concerned with the position that China has taken,” Trudeau told reporters, referring to the case of Michael Kovrig, who was detained in December following the arrest in Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Trudeau reiterated that Canada considers China to have arbitrarily detained both the former diplomat and his compatriot Michael Spavor — a businessman suspected by China of being a key source of intelligence for Kovrig.



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Trudeau 'concerned' as China suspects Canadian of spying

Trudeau 'concerned' as China suspects Canadian of spyingPrime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced strong concern Monday that China suspects a detained former Canadian diplomat of spying and stealing state secrets. The allegations against Michael Kovrig mark a new escalation in the diplomatic row between Beijing and Ottawa stemming from Canada’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou, an executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. “We are obviously very concerned with the position that China has taken,” Trudeau told reporters.



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Pakistan bans groups linked to Mumbai attack suspects

Pakistan bans groups linked to Mumbai attack suspectsPakistan on Thursday banned two groups believed to be fronts for the group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, amid heightened pressure on Islamabad to act against militants. Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation were designated “proscribed organisations”, the interior ministry said in a statement, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered officials to accelerate action against banned groups. JuD and FIF are considered by the UN to be fronts for Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group accused by Washington and New Delhi of carrying out the Mumbai attack, which killed 166 people and brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war.



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Caught in Syria, foreign jihadist suspects may face trial in Iraq

Caught in Syria, foreign jihadist suspects may face trial in IraqTheir home countries don’t want them and holding trials in Syria isn’t an option: now suspected foreign jihadists could end up facing tough justice over the border in Iraq. As the final shred of the once-sprawling jihadist “caliphate” crumbles in eastern Syria, Kurdish-led forces backed by the US have captured hundreds more diehard foreign fighters. The American military — which spearheads an international coalition fighting IS — has in the past shown itself willing to hand those captured in Syria to the authorities in Iraq.



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What we know about the 2 suspects killed in officer-involved shooting in SE Houston

What we know about the 2 suspects killed in officer-involved shooting in SE HoustonTwo suspects were killed after firing at Houston police, who were attempting to serve a search warrant.



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2 Suspects Killed and Five Officers Injured in a Houston Shootout, Police Say

2 Suspects Killed and Five Officers Injured in a Houston Shootout, Police SayTexas Governor Greg Abbott called the incident a "horrific attack"



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Islamist militants prime suspects in Philippine cathedral bombing

Islamist militants prime suspects in Philippine cathedral bombingInvestigators probing the Catholic cathedral bombing that killed 21 people in the Philippines’ restive south said Monday a group tied to notorious Islamists Abu Sayyaf is the prime suspect. Two explosions tore through the cathedral on the Muslim-majority island of Jolo, killing worshippers at Sunday mass and security forces in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Authorities said the so-called Ajang-Ajang faction is a small band of several dozen that most likely carried out the bombing, the Philippines’ worst in years, in an act of revenge.



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Kenya court orders 6 suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

Kenya court orders 6 suspects held over Nairobi hotel attackNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses.



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