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US defence chief in Turkey for talks on Syria, Kurds

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis arrived in Ankara on Wednesday for talks with Turkish leaders expected to focus on Washington's arming of a Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey views as a terror group, in the fight against Islamic State.

Iraqi forces close in on IS-held Tal Afar

Iraqi forces closed in Monday on Tal Afar on the second day of an offensive against the last major bastion of the Islamic State group in the country's north, seizing several villages around the city.

«Mother of Satan» TATP found in Spain bomb factory

Traces of the easy-to-make but deadly explosive TATP -- known as the «mother of Satan» -- have been found in a house where the alleged attackers in the twin assaults in Spain were believed to be building bombs, police said Sunday.

Injuries as rocket hits near Damascus business fair

Rocket fire injured several people Sunday near the entrance to the Damascus International Fair, a key business gathering being held for the first time in five years, Syrian television said.

Russia steps up probe into attack claimed by IS

Russia said Sunday that a stabbing which injured seven people and was claimed by the Islamic State group is being probed by top investigators in Moscow, as new details emerged.

Spain attacks: What we know (20/08/2017)

At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 injured in twin attacks in which vehicles were used to mow down pedestrians on Barcelona's most popular street and in a busy seaside resort town.

Spain mourns attack victims as probe zeroes in on imam

Grief-stricken Barcelona paid homage Sunday to victims of two terror assaults at a mass in the city's Sagrada Familia church, as investigators turned their focus to a missing Moroccan imam believed to have radicalised the young attackers.

Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage

Spanish police expanded a manhunt Saturday for a Moroccan national believed to be one of the perpetrators of twin terror attacks in Barcelona and another seaside resort that killed 14 and wounded around 100.

Spain twin vehicle attacks: What we know

At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 others injured after drivers slammed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks on Barcelona's most popular street and in another busy Spanish seaside town.

Brief tourism impact from Spain attacks

The attacks in Catalonia may hit tourist numbers, but the recent experience of other European countries hit by jihadist violence suggests it will likely be brief, industry experts said.

Search for loved ones after Spain's twin attacks

«Missing in Barcelona,» reads a Facebook message posted by Tony Cadman, asking users to share a picture of his seven-year-old grandson who disappeared after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish seaside city.

Night of eerie silence in Barcelona after car rampage

In Barcelona's old town, dozens of stunned tourists dressed in shorts and t-shirts stood behind security tape in the early hours, witnesses to the shocking attack on the famous boulevard of Las Ramblas.

Las Ramblas boulevard, Barcelona's historic promenade

Las Ramblas, the site of a deadly terror attack Thursday, is a key boulevard in Barcelona, a promenade which is popular with tourists and where the city traditionally celebrates the Barca football club's victories.

Using vehicles as weapons of terror

A driver deliberately ploughed a van into pedestrians on one of Spain's busiest streets on Thursday, injuring a number of people in what police called a «terrorist attack».

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