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Offensives begin to liberate two western Mosul districts

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Offensives begin to liberate two western Mosul districts

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A military source has revealed beginning of operations to liberate two districts in western Mosul. Speaking to Alghad Press on Monday, the source said, “security troops began offensives to liberate al-Harmat and 17 Tamuz (July 17th) in western Mosul.” Smoke rises from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants […]

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Violence mars pre-election May Day marches in France

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Violence mars pre-election May Day marches in France

France’s traditional May 1 union marches erupted into violence on Monday, highlighting the divisions six days before a crunch presidential election. Four police officers were hurt in clashes in Paris between masked youths throwing molotov cocktails and riot police who responded with teargas.  One officer was engulfed in flames, an AFP photographer saw, and unconfirmed […]

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FBI agent married Daesh terrorist she was assigned to investigate, CNN says in report

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FBI agent married Daesh terrorist she was assigned to investigate, CNN says in report

Daniela Greene, a translator working for the U.S. domestic security agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), married a Daesh terrorist in 2014 that she had been assigned to investigate in Syria, CNN said in an article published late Monday. The FBI employee, who had top-secret security clearance, lied to the FBI about where she […]

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May Day marked with defiant rallies for worker rights

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May Day marked with defiant rallies for worker rights

Workers and activists marked May Day on Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Some countries celebrate International Workers’ Day with a public holiday, though others restrict activities, which can lead to confrontations. Some of the events around the world: Workers and activists marked May Day in Turkey with defiant […]

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French troops ‘killed or captured’ 20 jihadists in Mali

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French troops ‘killed or captured’ 20 jihadists in Mali

French soldiers killed or captured about 20 jihadists in Mali’s restive north where a French soldier was killed on April 5th, the French chief of staff said on Sunday. Troops from Operation Barkhane, a French counterterror operation whose mission is to target jihadist groups operating in the Sahel region south of the Sahara Desert, launched […]

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Sweden probes ‘arson attack’ on nation’s largest Shiite mosque

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Sweden probes ‘arson attack’ on nation’s largest Shiite mosque

UPDATED: Sweden’s largest Shiite Muslim mosque was badly damaged overnight in a suspected arson attack, police said on Monday. “Flames were engulfing the outer facade” of the Imam Ali Islamic Centre in the northern Stockholm suburb of Jakobsberg, a police spokesman said, although there were no reports of any injuries. Police were inspecting the full […]

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U.S. service member killed near Mosul identified as infantry officer

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U.S. service member killed near Mosul identified as infantry officer

(Reuters) A U.S. service member who died when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on patrol outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was identified on Sunday as 1st Lieutenant Weston Lee. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, was an infantry officer assigned to 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd […]

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DESPERATION: SOMALI PIRACY BACK ON THE RISE – PROCUREMENT NEWS

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DESPERATION: SOMALI PIRACY BACK ON THE RISE – PROCUREMENT NEWS

After a relative hiatus over the past five years, international supply chains are once again threatened by a resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia. At the height of the Somali pirate crisis in 2011, 151 vessels were attacked in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. Thousands of hostages were taken and billions […]

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DPRK blames U.S., South Korea for tension on Korean Peninsula

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DPRK blames U.S., South Korea for tension on Korean Peninsula

PYONGYANG, April 30 — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Sunday that the U.S.-South Korea joint exercises and U.S. buildup of nuclear assets on the Korean Peninsula are the root cause of high tension here. Explaining the situation on the Korean Peninsula to Russian ambassador Alexander Matsegora, DPRK Vice Minister of Foreign […]

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North Korea Threatens To Sink “Doomed” US Nuclear Submarine

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North Korea Threatens To Sink “Doomed” US Nuclear Submarine

 North Korea threatened to sink a US nuclear sub currently deployed in South Korean waters if the US take provocative action, responding to a statement from Donald Trump that the president won’t be “happy” if Pyongyang conducts another nuclear test. After the US deployed a nuclear-powered submarine and an aircraft carrier to South Korean waters […]

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