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Somalia: Plane Bomb Likely Concealed In Laptop, Intelligence Officials Say

The bomb that detonated on board a commercial jet above Somalia on Feb. 2 was likely concealed inside a laptop, Somali intelligence officials investigating the incident said Feb. 7, AFP reported. Read more…

North Korea: Pyongyang Planning Another Nuclear Test, Seoul Says

North Korea is preparing to carry out another underground nuclear test, according to South Korean intelligence officials, Yonhap reported Feb. 8. Read more…

Koreas: Warning Shots Fired At North Korean Patrol Boat

The South Korean navy fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat that allegedly crossed the two countries’ disputed maritime border Feb. 8, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry, AFP reported. Read more…

Tunisia: First Part Of Barrier Along Libyan Border Complete

Tunisia completed the first part of a 200-kilometer (125-mile) barrier along its border with Libya, designed to deter terrorism, security forces said Feb. 7, BBC reported. Read more…

Spain: Police Arrest Suspected Members Of Jihadist Groups

Spanish police have arrested seven people with suspected links to the Islamic State and other jihadist groups, officials said Feb. 7, BBC reported. Read more…

Algeria: Parliament Adopts Constitutional Reforms

Algeria's parliament adopted a package of constitutional reforms Feb. 7, authorities said, AFP reported. Read more…

Turkey: Aid Trucks Enter Syria To Assist Aleppo Refugees

Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Feb. 7 to deliver food and supplies to tens of thousands of people fleeing the city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, Reuters reported. Read more…

North Korea: U.N. Security Council To Meet After Missile Launch

The U.N. Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting following North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket, officials said Feb. 7, BBC reported. Read more…

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