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UN official warns against complacency over IS defeat

United Nations, Feb 11 (UNI) A senior UN counter-terrorism official on Monday warned against complacency over the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

Despite recent successes against the IS and its affiliates, the threat posed by returning and relocating fighters, as well as from individuals inspired by them, remains high and has a global reach, Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of UN Counter-Terrorism Office, told the Security Council.

"I would therefore emphasise (that) the recent ISIL losses should not lead to complacency at any level," said Voronkov, using the initials of another name for the group: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Xinhua reported.

Briefing the Security Council on a report of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the threat posed by the IS to international peace and security, Voronkov called for "a well-coordinated multilateral response" to address the challenge.

"The threat of terrorism is a global challenge. It has grown in magnitude and impact over the last several decades. It does not recognize any geographical or perceived borders. Given the complexity, it is only through a well-coordinated multilateral response that we can address this challenge."
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North Korea says conducted ‘very important’ test at Sohae satellite launch site – Reports

North Korea says conducted ‘very important’ test at Sohae satellite launch site – Reports

08 Dec 2019 | 9:30 AM

Seoul, Dec 8 (UNI) The North Korean Academy of the National Defense Science said on Sunday that it had conducted a “very important” test at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, the North Korean state-run KCNA news agency reported.

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Trump taps new deputy chief of staff for operations

Trump taps new deputy chief of staff for operations

08 Dec 2019 | 9:16 AM

Washington, Dec 8 (UNI) US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that Anthony Ornato, deputy assistant director of the Secret Service, will become his new deputy chief of staff for operations.

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Death toll rises to 23 in gunmen attack on demonstrators in Iraq's capital

Death toll rises to 23 in gunmen attack on demonstrators in Iraq's capital

08 Dec 2019 | 9:03 AM

Baghdad, Dec 8 (UNI) Up to 23 people were killed, and 137 others wounded in Friday's attack on protesters in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said on Saturday.

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US, Iran swap prisoners

US, Iran swap prisoners

08 Dec 2019 | 8:38 AM

Washington, Dec 8 (UNI) The United States and Iran completed a prisoner swap on Saturday, freeing one scholar from each country.

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Seven killed, 2 injured after truck turns over in SW China

Seven killed, 2 injured after truck turns over in SW China

08 Dec 2019 | 8:27 AM

Kunming, Dec 8 (UNI) A heavy dump truck turned over on Saturday afternoon on a highway in southwest China's Yunan Province, leaving seven people dead and two injured, according to local authorities.

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