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U.S. special forces help Philippines fight Islamic militants

Thirteen Philippine marines have been killed in a gun battle with Islamist militants as troops step up an offensive to regain control of a southern city besieged by the terrorists for nearly three weeks. The US embassy confirmed it had offered support, at the request of the Philippines government, but gave no details. The government earlier said that the unrest had left 20 civilians, 134 militants and 39 government troops dead.


Police foil new terror plot as they arrest three people planning attack

Police foil new terror plot as they arrest three people planning attack

Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba drove the van across the bridge on Saturday night, weaving on and off the pavement to kill as many pedestrians as they could. Counter terror officers arrested a 30-year-old man in Ilford on the early hours of Wednesday morning, after a 27-year-old man was taken into custody in Barking, east London, on Tuesday.


Philippines' Duterte not aware of United States support against Islamists in Marawi

Philippines' Duterte not aware of United States support against Islamists in Marawi

Their involvement comes after months of strain between the two allies stoked by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's hostility towards Washington and his pledges to throw out USA troops who have long provided training and assistance. Some civilians have been held as human shields, while others were hiding in their homes with no access to running water, electricity or food. But it is proceeding carefully so as not to destroy mosques where some of the militants had taken up positions.



Afghan president calls on Taliban to join peace talks

The president told the diplomat attacks in Afghanistan were part of the violence that had struck foreign cities around the world, most recently in London, where three militants drove a van into pedestrians Saturday before attacking people with knives.



Tehran attacks mastermind killed: Iranian minister

Khamenei said the attacks "will not damage the Iranian nation's determination and the obvious result is nothing except an increase in hate for the governments of the United States and their stooges in the region like Saudi [Arabia]". In a statement , the Revolutionary Guards blamed the twin attacks on Saudi Arabia and the US, coming as they did soon after President Donald Trump's visit to the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, where he openly reached out to Arab nations.



Merkel mustering G20 support on climate ahead of July summit

In a speech during her recent visit to the country's capital city, Merkel said it is important that there are structures where there is a fight against corruption and there is transparency in Mexico. Throughout the campaign, she repeated the mantra that, "no deal is better than a bad deal", as the United Kingdom leaves. Throughout the election campaign, the British PM has repeated that Brexit negotiations begin 11 days after the General Election .