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  • Principal architect of Islamic State attacks on West killed in Syria August 31, 2016
    The Islamic State group’s spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group’s attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday. The IS-run Aamaq news agency said Abu Muhammed al-Adnani was “martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaig […]
  • Foreign Ministry wants to chip in for aid workers’ security costs August 31, 2016
    The government should contribute to the cost of protecting aid workers involved in Tokyo-backed development projects in light of the deadly terrorist attack in Bangladesh last month that left seven Japanese dead, the Foreign Ministry says. The measure, presented Tuesday, was among proposals included in a final report compiled by a ministry panel set up […] T […]
  • Lionrock leaves 11 dead, three missing in flooded North Japan August 31, 2016
    Eleven people were dead and three were missing Wednesday after Typhoon Lionrock blitzed northern Japan, causing blackouts, property damage and fatal widespread flooding that caught some municipalities by surprise. The typhoon, the 10th of the season and the first to hit Tohoku’s Pacific coastline, made landfall Tuesday in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture. By the ti […]
  • A new name for old conspiracy bill August 31, 2016
    If passed, legislation that criminalizes the acts of plotting and preparing to commit crimes will lead to greater government surveillance. The post A new name for old conspiracy bill appeared first on The Japan Times. […]
  • Thai military junta playing a dangerous blame game August 31, 2016
    The junta's effort to blame recent terrorist attacks on its political opponents leaves the country more vulnerable to terrorism. The post Thai military junta playing a dangerous blame game appeared first on The Japan Times. […]
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