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Missing Korean Teen Tweeted: I Want to Join IS

A missing South Korean teenager suspected of joining the Islamic State group had a twitter account, "Sunni Mujahideen," on which he tweeted his desire to enrol with the militant group, police said Wednesday.

The 18-year-old middle school dropout, identified only by his surname Kim, went missing in Turkey earlier this month, and there is speculation that he crossed into Syria.

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Berri: Israel's Quneitra Strike Has Placed Iran on its Border

Speaker Nabih Berri warned on Wednesday of the dangerouseness of Israel's strike on Syria's Quneitra region, saying that it committed a “strategic error.”

He said: “Through this crime, Israel placed Iran on its border.”

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West's Defense of Charlie Hebdo Worries Moderate Asia Muslims

The West's defence of Charlie Hebdo's right to offend is testing the patience of Muslims even in moderate Indonesia and Malaysia, who fear it could fuel radical sentiment kindled by the Islamic State group.

Publicly, the issue has stirred barely a ripple in the Southeast Asian neighbours, underscoring their cultural and philosophical gap with the rest of the Muslim world, where it has triggered outrage.

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Syrian Group Hacks French Newspaper's Twitter Account

A group of pro-Syrian regime hackers briefly took over the Twitter account of France's Le Monde newspaper early Wednesday, tweeting several messages including one reading "Je ne suis pas Charlie".

The tweet was a negative reference to the "Je Suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) hashtag that became a popular way of showing solidarity in the wake of this month's Islamist attack on Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead.

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Obama Urges New War Powers, Vows U.S. Stands by Terror Victims

Washington stands side-by-side with victims of terror around the world, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday, asking lawmakers to give him updated war powers to defeat Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.

"We stand united with people around the world who've been targeted by terrorists --  from a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris," Obama said in the country's annual State of the Union address.

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Turkey's Porous Syria Border No Barrier for Jihadists

On grainy Istanbul airport security footage, she is shown entering the country like any tourist. A week later, she is in Islamic State-controlled Syria, without ever being apprehended.

How was Hayat Boumeddiene, the fugitive partner of one of the Paris attackers, able to cross through Turkey into Syria so easily?

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British Jihadist with Severed Head 'Faked his own Death'

A British jihadist identified by police as a "trained terrorist" who is believed to have faked his own death while fighting in Syria in an attempt to return home undetected, has admitted terror charges.

Imran Khawaja, 27, admitted preparing for acts of terrorism, attending a training camp and possessing firearms in a hearing last year, but reporting restrictions were in place until Tuesday.

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Mustaqbal Slams Israel's Quneitra Strike: Political Powers Must Avoid Sliding towards Regional Dangers

The Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc strongly condemned on Tuesday the Israeli strike against the Syrian region of Quneitra, saying that “attacks against Arab land are unacceptable regardless of their causes.”

It said in a statement after its weekly meeting: “Political powers in Lebanon should prioritize protecting Lebanon and its people and avoid sliding towards regional dangers.”

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IS Executing 'Educated Women' in new Wave of Horror Says U.N.

The U.N. on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk.

The jihadist group is showing a "monstrous disregard for human life" in the areas it controls in Iraq, the U.N. human rights office said.

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U.N. Official: Number of New Syrian Refugees Dropped by 44%

A U.N. official said on Tuesday that the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon has dropped sharply due to restrictions recently imposed by Lebanese authorities.

Although Lebanese border officials began informally restricting the entry of Syrians last October, the country officially imposed visa regulations earlier this month on their neighbors. The move was the first such in decades.

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