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Pope Francis Prays For an End to 'Inhuman Violence' of Terrorism.

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed that God will liberate the world from the "inhuman violence" of terrorism, in the wake of incidents over the past week in Burkina Faso, Barcelona and Finland that left a total of 34 people dead. The pontiff has long condemned terrorism, especially when it's religiously-inspired, insisting that ...

- Novinite - BG

Pope Francis prays for end to 'inhuman violence' after recent terrorist attacks.

Vatican City, Aug 20, 2017 / 08:22 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis prayed for the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Spain, Burkina Faso and Finland, asking the Lord to bring peace and to end the violence of terrorism around the world. After praying the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis led the 10,000 people present in St. ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Body of Lebanese killed in Burkina Faso repatriated.

The body of Ahmad al-Balli, a Lebanese national killed in last week's terror attack in Burkina Faso, arrived in Beirut Sunday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Body of Lebanese killed in Burkina Faso attack to arrive Sunday.

The body of a Lebanese national killed in last week's terror attack in Burkina Faso will arrive in Beirut Sunday afternoon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri's office announced

- The Daily Star - LB

Body of Lebanese slain in Burkina Faso to arrive Sunday.

The body of a Lebanese national killed in last week's terror attack in Burkina Faso will arrive in Beirut Sunday afternoon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri's office announced

- The Daily Star - LB

Nana Receives 4 Envoys.

President Akufo-Addo received four new envoys at the Flagstaff House yesterday. They were the new British High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker; his colleague from Angola, Augusto da Silva Cunhu; that of Burkina Faso, Pingrenoma Zagre, and the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Femi Michael Abikoye. The envoys presented ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Government delegation arrives in Burkina Faso.

A high-ranking Lebanese delegation arrived in Burkina Faso to retrieve the bodies of Lebanese nationals killed in a recent terror attack in the country, a statement from Prime Minister Saad Hariri's office said Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Canadian woman killed in Burkina Faso terror attack remembered for big heart and sense of adventure.

"Very few people in their lifetime go out of their comfort zone to take action and change lives the way my sister has," says Tammy Chen's younger sister, Tiffany.

- Global News - CA

News24.com | Burkina restaurant attackers 'came from Mali': security source.

Militants who shot and killed 18 people at a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital most likely came from Mali, a security source in Ouagadougou has said.

- News24.com - ZA

Burkinabes stunned by latest attack.

The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso.

- The Daily Star - LB

News24.com | Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack.

The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso.

- News24.com - ZA

'Eighteen dead' in Burkina Faso attack

Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a hotel and restaurant in the capital, Ouagadougou.

- BBC - UK

Burkina Faso attack: 18 killed in 'terrorist attack'

At least 18 people have been killed and eight wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says.

- BBC - UK

Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack

The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso.

- FOX News - US

Canadians killed in Burkina Faso remembered for desire to help others

Canadians Tammy Chen and Bilel Diffalah were among those killed during the attack on a restaurant in Ouagadougou

- The Globe and Mail - CA

3 Lebanese among dead in Burkina Faso attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso: 18 people including three Lebanese were killed Monday when suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a popular Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital. Many of the victims were children dining with their families on a Sunday night at the Aziz Istanbul restaurant when horror struck once ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Heightened risk of jihadist shootings against soft targets in Niger's capital following attacks in Burkina Faso, Mali

Event Nine people, including seven Malian security agents, a United Nations peacekeeper, and a UN civilian contractor, were killed in Mali on 14 August after suspected jihadists opened fire in separate attacks on UN bases in the central town of Douentza and Timbuktu in the north. The previous day,

- Jane’s - US

National mourning in Burkina Faso after restaurant attack

Burkina Faso on Tuesday was observing the second of three days of national mourning declared after two suspected Islamist extremists attacked the Aziz Istanbul Café in Ouagadougou, killing at least 18 people.

- France24 - FR

Security Council told African-led force on terrorism in the Sahel operational but challenged

The joint task force by the so-called Group of Five – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – to tackle the threat of terrorism in Africa's Sahel region is now operational, but a number of challenges remain, including funding, the United Nations Security Council was today told.

- UN - INT

Family of Burkina Faso attack victim remember him

BEIRUT: The family of one of the victims of a terrorist attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou talked to The Daily Star Tuesday about his life and the difficulty of living abroad for Lebanese citizens.

- The Daily Star - LB

18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant 'rebel atttack'

 At least 18 people including foreigners were killed and a dozen others wounded in a terrorist attack' by suspected jihadists on a Turkish restaurant in the Burkina Faso capital, the government said Monday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Berri, Hariri condemn Burkina Faso attack that left three Lebanese dead

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri Tuesday condemned a recent terror attack in Burkina Faso that left 18 dead, including 3 Lebanese nationals, a statement from the Lebanese Parliament reported.

- The Daily Star - LB

Freeland says two Canadians among 18 killed in Burkina Faso attack

Suspected extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the country's capital on Sunday The post Freeland says two Canadians among 18 killed in Burkina Faso attack appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Evening Update newsletter: Trump calls KKK, neo-Nazis 'criminals'; Liberals lay out NAFTA objectives

Plus: Two Canadians killed in Burkina Faso attack

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Several people killed in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years.

- France24 - FR

Gun rampage at Burkina Faso cafe kills 18

Two attackers also die in a siege that continues into the morning in the capital Ouagadougou.

- BBC - UK

UN chief Guterres condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

- UN - INT

Two Canadians killed in Burkina Faso attack identified

The Canadians, one from Ontario and one from Montreal, were killed in a suspected extremist attack on Sunday night

- The Globe and Mail - CA

18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Aug 14 - Eighteen people, including at least eight foreigners were shot dead in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, according to a provisional toll Monday, in the latest attack in West Africa to target a spot popular with expatriates. There has been no claim of responsibility for Sunday night's ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Three Lebanese among Burkina Faso victims

Three Lebanese nationals, including a pregnant woman, were among 18 killed in a terrorist attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, Lebanese authorities said Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

News24.com | Popular sites targeted in string of Africa attacks

The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | At least 18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

At least 18 people including eight or more foreigners were gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, officials have said, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with expats.

- News24.com - ZA

18 people killed after IS terrorists attack restaurant in Burkina Faso

BURKINA Faso’s government spokesman says that the country’s special forces have ended an attack by suspected Islamic extremists on an upscale Turkish restaurant in this West African country’s capital Ouagadougou. “At this moment our forces have neutralized two terrorists and the number of casualties, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Burkinabé capital restaurant attack indicates growing jihadist intent to target urban centres

Event Three jihadist militants attacked café-restaurant 'Istanbul' with assault rifles in the centre of Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, which is popular with expatriates, on 13 August. This follows an increase in insurgent attacks on military posts and villages in the border region

- Jane’s - US

Restaurant attacked by gunmen in Burkina Faso

Three attackers are shot dead at Turkish restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou, says communications minister.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Gunmen Kill 18 at Restaurant in Burkina Faso

The attack at Aziz Istanbul, an eatery that is popular with foreigners, was eerily similar to an assault just down the street in 2016.

- New York Times - US

Gunmen on motorcycles attack Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, killing 18

Authorities are calling it a terrorist attack in this country targeted by al-Qaeda in the past.

- Washington Post - US

At least one Lebanese national killed in Burkina Faso attack that left 18 dead: authorities

At least one Lebanese national killed in Burkina Faso attack that left 18 dead: authorities

- The Daily Star - LB

Two Lebanese national killed in Burkina Faso, condition of third victim unknown: Embassy sources

At least two Lebanese nationals were among 18 killed in an attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, the government said Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Death toll of Lebanese nationals in Burkina Faso attack raises to two, condition of third Lebanese unknown

Death toll of Lebanese nationals in Burkina Faso attack raises to two, condition of third Lebanese unknown

- The Daily Star - LB

18 killed in attack at restaurant in Burkina Faso

Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso yesterday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years.There...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

At least 18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Aug 14 - At least 18 people including eight or more foreigners were gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, officials said Monday, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with expats. There has been no claim of responsibility for Sunday night's attack at the Aziz ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Gunmen kill 17 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant, people trapped – media

Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the communications minister said, as security forces sought to free people still trapped inside on Monday, Reuters reported.

- UNIAN - UA

Burkina Faso gun attack kills 18 people at cafe

Two attackers also die in a siege that continues into the morning in the capital Ouagadougou.

- BBC - UK

White House Defends Trump Charlottesville Response, 17 Killed in Gunman Attack in Burkina Faso, Antarctic Volcanoes: A.M. Links

The White House defended President Trump's remarks in response to violence at a white nationalist rally Charlottesville, where a suspected white nationalist rammed into a group of counter-protesters with his car. At least 17 people were killed when suspected Islamist extremist gunmen opened fire in a restaurant in the ...

- Reason.com - US

At least 17 dead, hostages taken in Burkina Faso terror attack

August 14, 2017, 9:56 AM Islamist extremists killed at least 17 people after opening fire Sunday on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence. Monday morning, security forces were still exchanging heavy fire with attackers ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Gunmen Kill 18 at Restaurant in Burkina Faso

The assailants, believed to be Islamist extremists, opened fire at Aziz Istanbul, an eatery that is popular with foreigners.

- New York Times - US

Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

OUAGADOUGOU - Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight, but security forces shot dead both attackers and freed people trapped inside the building.

- Reuters - US

Police spokesman says Turkish restaurant under attack in Burkina Faso capital; witnesses report heavy gunfire.

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso " Police spokesman says Turkish restaurant under attack in Burkina Faso capital; witnesses report heavy gunfire.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Police: Restaurant under attack by gunmen in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso " A Turkish restaurant came under attack late Sunday as heavy gunfire erupted in the capital of Burkina Faso, which has seen a surge in violence by Islamic extremists over the past few years.Security...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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