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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Monday, November 14, 2016
A number of Nigerian Shia Muslims on a religious procession have been shot during clashes with police in the northern city of Kano, reports say. The group behind the procession, the Iran-backed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has a history of tension with the security forces. English
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Nigeria
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Last year, the UN deployed more than 100,000 uniformed peacekeepers to African countries, twice as many as the decade before. The U.S. pays for more than a quarter of this mission's $7.87 billion budget, and recently the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa said he would continue growing partnerships and exercises across the vast continent. English
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Africa Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump said Friday that he was likely to abandon the American effort to support “moderate” opposition groups in Syria who are battling the government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying “we have no idea who these people are.”English
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Syria
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The U.N. adviser on genocide said Friday that South Sudan, embroiled in civil war since 2013, was at a "strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide."English
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South Sudan
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Turkey has halted the activities of 370 non-governmental groups including human rights and children's organizations over their alleged terrorist links, the government said as it widens purges following a failed coup in July. English
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Turkey
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Monday, November 14, 2016
People who had suffered from two decades of massacres carried out by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they no longer have confidence in an army that has failed to protect them. More and more youths are adhering to local self-defense groups that adopt several rituals which aim to insulate them -- they say -- against all kinds of attacks.English
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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The Pentagon is moving ahead with plans to deploy more troops, attack helicopters and artillery to Europe early next year as part of a multibillion-dollar effort to reinforce NATO's defenses along Russia's periphery, the military said on Thursday. English
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Europe Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Authorities have arrested more than 11 000 people since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in early October amid violent protests, state TV said on Saturday.English
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Ethiopia
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Inter-government plans to advance the cause for Nordic military-industrial collaboration are proving an influential force driving domestic and regional sector consolidation. This has resulted in a recent flurry of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity by leading industry players across the region.English
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Europe Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The Colombian government and the nation’s main rebel group said on Saturday that they had reached a “new final accord” to end their longstanding conflict, potentially reviving a deal that was rejected last month in a referendum.English
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Colombia
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Monday, November 14, 2016
France and Germany looked set to win support on Monday for a European defense plan that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has made more urgent by criticizing low defense spending by allies and questioning America's security guarantees for Europe.English
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Europe Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has conspired with economic desperation to drive an unrelenting exodus of migrants seeking safety in other countries, mainly the United States. Despite American-backed efforts to tighten regional borders and address the root causes of the exodus, the migration numbers have soared in the past year.English
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Central America Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Ukraine's police chief, who was driving reforms through the country's notoriously corrupt police force, has resigned after a year in the job, complaining of government pressure.English
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Ukraine
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The European Union will pay the salaries of the Somali Police Force, an official said.The new EU Ambassador to Somalia, Ms Veronique Lorenzo, stated Thursday that the 6,800 police officers will receive the payment next week and that the intervention would support the police’s agenda to reform the security sector.English
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Somalia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Faced with "critical shortages" of ammunition and other equipment, India has triggered its Fast Track Purchase (FTP) process to tap the overseas market, bypassing prescribed routine acquisition procedures, according to a Ministry of Defense (MoD) official.English
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India
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Friday, November 11, 2016
An American drone strike thought to have struck Islamist militants in Somalia actually killed 10 members of a regional force allied with the United States, according to results of a Pentagon investigation that have not yet been made public.English
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Somalia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
In Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic, the militant received extensive taxpayer-funded military training from the United States to help counter drug-running and extremism along the border with Afghanistan.English
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Tajikistan
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The White House told Congress Thursday that it needs an additional $11.6 billion to pay for the campaign against Islamic State militants and the war in Afghanistan. The request raises the price tag for both wars to $85.3 billion in 2017.English
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Global
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Friday, November 11, 2016
A former U.S. state department top expert on Nigeria has asked the American government not to sell 12 warplanes worth $500 million to the Muhammadu Buhari administration due to allegations of human rights violations and corruption.English
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Nigeria
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Human Right Watch (HRW) on Thursday called on Colombia’s Defense Ministry to prevent the promotion to general of at least five top military officials accused of executing civilians, but to no avail.In spite the protest, a Colombian senate commission approved the officials’ promotion, which will now be sent to the full senate for approval.English
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