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HOW AL-SHABAB OVERTOOK BOKO HARAM TO BECOME AFRICA’S DEADLIEST MILITANTS

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HOW AL-SHABAB OVERTOOK BOKO HARAM TO BECOME AFRICA’S DEADLIEST MILITANTS

omali group Al-Shabab, which has ties to al-Qaeda, has spent at least three years in the shadow of Nigeria’s Boko Haram as Africa’s deadliest militant group. But new figures suggest that trend is changing. Al-Shabab was responsible for 4,281 casualties in 2016 compared to 3,499 by Boko Haram according to data collected by the Armed […]

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‘A backwards step’: Italy criticizes US climate decision

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‘A backwards step’: Italy criticizes US climate decision

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni joined other world leaders on Thursday in criticizing US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. “Climate: We aren’t taking backwards steps from the Paris Accord. Italy is committed to emissions reductions, renewable energy, and sustainable development,” Gentiloni wrote on Twitter.He also joined continental Europe’s […]

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Putin gives Oliver Stone a lift, says Snowden not a traitor, but ‘what he did was wrong’

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Putin gives Oliver Stone a lift, says Snowden not a traitor, but ‘what he did was wrong’

Vladimir Putin told Oliver Stone that while he agrees that the NSA has gone too far in its snooping practices, and that the public sharing of data can’t be called treason, he disapproves of Edward Snowden’s decision to leak troves of confidential files. “Snowden is not a traitor. He did not betray the interests of […]

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AMISOM to work with Somali security forces to prevent recruitment of child soldiers

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AMISOM to work with Somali security forces to prevent recruitment of child soldiers

 Mogadishu, 1 June 2017 – Soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have completed a three-day training on preventing recruitment and use of child soldiers in armed conflict. The exercise organized by AMISOM’s Protection, Human Rights and Gender Cluster, held in Mogadishu, is part of the ongoing in-mission training activities for uniformed […]

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‘Philippine casino violence not terrorism’, gunman ‘looks Caucasian’

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‘Philippine casino violence not terrorism’, gunman ‘looks Caucasian’

A gunman who set fire to a casino in the Philippine capital leading to the deaths of at least 36 people on Friday was not a terrorist, the president’s spokesman said. “This particular situation in Manila is not related in any way to a terrorist attack,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters. A family cries […]

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U.S. adds to its N. Korea sanctions list By Kambiz Foroohar Bloomberg News

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U.S. adds to its N. Korea sanctions list By Kambiz Foroohar Bloomberg News

 Russian company among 9 targets in regard to nation’s nuclear, missile programsThe U.S. imposed fresh sanctions on individuals and companies with links to North Korea as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks to rein in the country’s nuclear and missile programs. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said Thursday that it is adding three […]

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Vladimir Putin has said that Sweden joining Nato would be a “threat” to Russia.

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Vladimir Putin has said that Sweden joining Nato would be a “threat” to Russia.

 The Russian president made the comments at a meeting with several international news agencies, including Swedish newswire TT, which asked how he would react if Sweden became a Nato member. “If Sweden joins Nato it will of course have a negative effect on our bilateral relations. To us it means that Nato is expanding towards […]

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Trump announces withdrawal from Paris climate deal: official

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Trump announces withdrawal from Paris climate deal: official

President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiate re-entry on better terms. “As of today, the United States will cease all […]

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Video: Daesh claims hotel, resort attack in Philippine’s Manila

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Video: Daesh claims hotel, resort attack in Philippine’s Manila

Gunfire was heard at a hotel and a casino resort in the Philippine capital on Friday, and Daesh quickly claimed responsibility. People ran screaming out of Resorts World Manila, which is across a road from one of the main terminals of the Philippines’ international airport, according to television footage. “Resorts World Manila is currently on […]

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Car filled with explosives rocks Qatif in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province

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Car filled with explosives rocks Qatif in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province

A car filled with explosives has reportedly rocked a Qatif neighborhood in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on Thursday just before Maghrib prayers, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Two people have been confirmed dead so far, with initial reports indicating the bodies belong to two wanted fugitives from the al-Awamiya area. Authorities have identified […]

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