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Aug 5th, 2014
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Kabul (AP + DIPLOMAT) – A U.S. major general was shot and killed Tuesday by a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform who opened fire at an army training academy outside Kabul, the Associated Press reported. At least 15 soldiers — reportedly mostly Americans and some Germans –were wou...
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Aug 3rd, 2014
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Baghdad (DIPLOMAT)- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has captured two northern Iraqi towns, Zumar and Sinjar, and a nearby oil field after a battle with Kurdish forces who had control of the area, witnesses said on Sunday. Witnesses said residents of Zumar and Sinjar were fleeing after Kurdish fig...
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Aug 3rd, 2014
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Beijing (AP + DIPLOMAT) — A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800. About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 366 kilometers (277 miles) northeas...
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Aug 3rd, 2014
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Khartoum (SUNA + DIPLOMAT)- Sudan will host the tri-partite meeting of the Water Resources ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Sudan, set to take place mid of current August, to discuss joint mechanism between the three states for the implementation of the recommendations reached by the committee...
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Aug 2nd, 2014
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Atlanta (REUTERS + DIPLOMAT ) – An American aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia arrived in the United States from West Africa on Saturday and was able to walk from an ambulance into an Atlanta hospital for treatment in a special isolation unit. A chartered medical a...
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Jul 30th, 2014
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Washington (WSJ + DIPLOMAT)- The U.S. government has approved plans to send an additional 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq to help the embattled Baghdad government tackle the threat posed by Sunni militants, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The $700 million deal for the missiles, made by Lockheed Martin ...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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Gaza (DIPLOMAT)- Israel bombed the Gaza Strip’s only power plant Tuesday in a further sign that its military campaign against Hamas is showing few signs of slowing down as the conflict enters its fourth week. In a separate development, a cease-fire proposed by a senior official from the Palesti...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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Hashmat Khalil Karzai, right, in Kabul in 2010 Kabul (DIPLOMAT) — Hashmat Khalil Karzai, a cousin of President Hamid Karzai and a powerful supporter of the presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed by a suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday as he greeted well-wishers at his home, go...
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Jul 27th, 2014
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Harare (DIPLOMAT)- Between 2000 and 2001, about 3,000 mainly white farmers were evicted from their properties in Zimbabwe as the autocratic president Robert Mugabe sought re-election and implemented a populist land reform that gave the land to black farmers. That led to 18 people dying in the farm in...
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Jul 27th, 2014
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Nairobi (DIPLOMAT)- The Kenya Government will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit to strengthen its economic and security partnership with the US government. The Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amb Amina Mohamd Saturday said that President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead ...