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The Threat Of A Jihadist Resurgence In West Africa

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Jihadist groups are resurging in West Africa as the coup in Niger creates instability on borders and gives Islamist radicals in the Sahel a reason to feel emboldened. Not only is the coup in Niger a potential catalyst for a regional war, but it is also a fast-track to the return in full force of radical Islamist groups (the Islamic State, or IS, and al-Qaida affiliate Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin) operating in the region. Jihadists ambushed and killed 17 soldiers on Wednesday near the border with Mali, according to Niger’s junta leaders.

Wage disputes at Australia’s biggest LNG facility have markets concerned about tight gas supply. As of the time of writing, Woodside Energy and a union alliance had not yet come to a deal.

A Lebanese environmental activism group, Green Without Borders, has been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Treasury for acting as a front for Hezbollah operating along the Israeli-Lebanese border (the Blue Line). Posing as environmental activists, the group is said to have served as a front, particularly for Hezbollah warehouses, munitions depots, tunnels, and training grounds.

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