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Lebanese military arrests members of terrorist cell who planned attacks in country

Cairo/Sputnik: The Lebanese military intelligence detained members of a terrorist cell, which is linked to the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) and planned attacks in the country, the press office of Lebanon’s armed forces said on Saturday.

Afghanistan: Unknown gunmen kill religious scholar in Paktia

Kabul: Unknown gunmen killed religious scholar and Quran memorizer Mawlawi Mohajer in Afghanistan's Paktia province on Thursday, media reports said on Friday.

Afghanistan: 3 security officials killed in Taliban attack in Paktia

Paktia: At least three security officials were killed as Taliban militants attacked a public protection forces unit compound in Gardez city of Afghanistan's Paktia province on Tuesday, media reports said.

Bangladesh: Security officials arrest new JMB man

Dhaka:  The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh officials arrested  a suspected operative of new JMB, media reports said on Friday.

Pakistan: PM Imran Khan lashes out at opposition for defeating two FATF-related bills in Senate

Islamabad/UNI: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday lambasted his country's opposition for defeating two bills related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in the Senate, accusing them of trying to sabotage his efforts to help Pakistan exit from the watchdog's 'grey list' for personal political interests.

Strengthening global cooperation on counter-terrorism must remain a priority during and after pandemic

New York: With Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and other terrorist groups attempting to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic for their own ends, the international community must respond with stronger collective action and cooperation,  the top UN counter-terrorism official said on Monday.

IS suspect detained in Istanbul has plans for "sensational" terror attack

Istanbul/Xinhua: The suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) detained by the Turkish police in Istanbul has plans to carry out a "sensational" terror attack, Demiroren news agency reported Tuesday.  

Traumas of terrorism cannot be erased, but victims' voices must never be forgotten

New York: The impact of terrorism on victims can “last a lifetime and reverberate across generations”, the UN chief said on Friday during a virtual commemoration for International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. 

Pakistan: People in Sindh protest against state terrorism

Sindh: Amid rising cases of enforced disappearances in the region, people in Qazi Ahmed town of Shaheed Behazir Abad district of Sindh province in Pakistan took to streets to raise their voice against state terrorism and brutality in the province.

Pakistani police foil terror bid, arrest suicide bomber

Islamabad/Xinhua: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police foiled a major terror bid on Tuesday in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province and arrested a suicide bomber during an operation, local media and officials said.

Terrorism victims must never be forgotten: UN Secretary-General

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored UN solidarity with all victims of terrorism and urged people everywhere to ensure they are never forgotten.

Terrorists shell localities in Syria's Aleppo province - Reconciliation Center

Moscow/Sputnik: The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, banned in Russia) has attacked settlements in Syria's Aleppo province, Rear Adm Alexander Shcherbitsky, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing.

Afghanistan: Unknown gunmen set school on fire 

Kabul: Unknown gunmen set a school on fire in the Taleqan city of Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, media reports said.

Cross-border links between terrorists, organized crime, underscore need for coherent global response

New York: The nexus between terrorism and organized crime took centre stage in the Security Council on Thursday, with experts raising fresh concerns over opportunistic alliances emerging among belligerents who share a hostility towards national authorities, and seek to exploit vulnerabilities created by the COVID-19 crisis.

Security Council condemns ‘heinous and cowardly’ terrorist attack in Jalalabad

New York: Members of the UN Security Council have condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack at a prison complex in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, that left at least 29 people – including civilians – dead.