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Burkina Faso hotel attack, Jan. 15, 2016

More: Niger President Issoufou says 'efforts intensifying' to secure release of Australian husband kidnapped in Burkina Faso - Reuters

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Burkina Faso hotel attack, Jan. 15, 2016

Australian woman freed after she and her husband were kidnapped in Burkina Faso by al Qaeda in January, Niger president says - Reuters

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Mali unrest

Al-Qaida group claims responsibility for Friday car bomb attack on UN mission police station in Timbuktu, Mali - AP

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Tombouctou, Tombouctou, Mali

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for deadly attack on UN police base in Mali's Timbuktu - Reuters

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Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb

Al Qaida in Islamic Maghreb claims responsibility for Jan. 15 kidnapping of 2 Australians in Burkina Faso; says it will release woman captive - Reuters

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Yemen crisis

Report: Drone strike in Yemen killed Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula field commander Jalal Belaidi - AFP

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Yemen crisis

Drone strike kills 6 suspected al-Qaida militants in central Yemen, tribal sources say - Jerusalem Post

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Mali

Mauritanian news agency says it has received video purportedly from Al-Qaeda-linked group in North Africa claiming responsibility for kidnapping of Swiss woman in Mali - AFP

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Guinea

Arrest in Guinea of escaped Mauritanian al-Qaeda death row detainee, security sources say - AFP

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Burkina Faso hotel attack, Jan. 15, 2016

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb releases statement on Burkina Faso attack, says hotel where at least 29 died is 'one of the most dangerous dens of global espionage in the west of the African continent' - AFP

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Burkina Faso hotel attack, Jan. 15, 2016

Burkina Faso begins 3 days of mourning after al-Qaida attack that killed at least 28 people - AP

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Burkina Faso

Mali Islamist group says 2 Australians kidnapped in Burkina Faso held by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists - AFP

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Burkina Faso hotel attack, Jan. 15, 2016

10 bodies found in Burkina Faso cafe attacked by same al-Qaida militants who seized hotel, Burkinabe government minister says - Associated Press

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Burkina Faso hotel attack, Jan. 15, 2016

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claims credit for ongoing attack on hotel in Burkina Faso, monitoring group says. https://t.co/dP1x7gwjHb - @cnnbrk

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Burkina Faso hotel attack, Jan. 15, 2016

#BREAKING Al-Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Ouagadougou attack: SITE - @AFP

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Burkina Faso hotel attack, Jan. 15, 2016

Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (Al-Morabiton Brigade) claims responsibility for Burkina Faso hotel attack - @zaidbenjamin

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Attacks in Jakarta, Jan. 14, 2016

Editor's note: The New York Times, in its report on the Jakarta attacks, note that Indonesian police haven't yet said whether the incident was terror-related. It adds: 'Splinter cells of Jemaah Islamiyah, the now crushed Southeast Asian terrorist group that was linked to Al Qaeda, have targeted the police in recent years.' - Tom

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US State of the Union address 2016

US President Obama says 'over-the-top claims that this is World War III' play into hand of Islamic State and al-Qaida; says militants must be stopped, but do not threaten 'national existence'

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Saudi Arabia execution fallout

Al Qaeda warns Saudi Arabia it will pay for executing militants - @Reuters

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Mali Radisson Hotel attack, Nov. 20, 2015

Mali's chief prosecutor says note links al Qaeda splinter group to deadly hotel siege - @Reuters

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