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The United Arab Emirates has toughened anti-terrorism laws, local media reported Thursday, as concerns mount worldwide about increasing violence being committed by radical Islamist groups.The ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom in February announced jail terms of up to 20 years for belonging to "terrorist groups" and fighting abroad.In June, a UAE top court jailed six Arabs for seven years after convicting them of forming an "Al-Qaeda" cell and raising funds for the Nusra Front, the jihadist network's Syrian affiliate.Dozens of Emiratis and Egyptians have also been jailed in recent months in the UAE for forming cells of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is outlawed in Egypt and accused of seeking to overthrow the Gulf monarchies.
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