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By Tajuddin
In Local News
Dec 19th, 2014
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Helsinki ( AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A Finnish court on Friday handed suspended jail terms to four men for financing Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, in the Nordic country’s first terrorism funding trial. The court said the four sent around €3,000 (S$4,800) between 2008 and 2011 ...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Nov 14th, 2014
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Nairobi ( MailOnline + DIPLOMAT.SO) – White widow Samantha Lewthwaite is ‘alive and well’ and living in southern Somalia with her jihadist husband, a wanted al-Qaeda suspect who calls himself Marco Costa, Kenyan sources said today. In a forged Mozambican passport obtained by MailOnl...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Nov 10th, 2014
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Baghdad ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Iraqi officials have said that an airstrike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such a strike or Baghdadi being wounded. Iraq’s Defense and Interior Ministries...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Nov 6th, 2014
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Beirut ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The U.S.led coalition carried out airstrikes overnight Wednesday to Thursday, including one apparently targeting a vehicle belonging to Nusra Front in Sarmada, a town also in Idlib province on the border with Turkey. Video posted by activists purported to show...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 16th, 2014
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Sanaa ( AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Suspected Al-Qaeda militants have seized control of a town in southwest Yemen, hours after Shiite rebels overran a nearby provincial capital, a security official said Thursday. Five policemen were killed in the overnight offensive by militants on the town of Udain, ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Sep 28th, 2014
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Damascus (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A Twitter account run by an Qaeda member said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria, SITE monitoring service said on Sunday, following several days of uncertainty over whether he survived the raid. A U.S. of...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Sep 13th, 2014
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Kampala (AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Ugandan security forces stopped a cell of Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently “planning for an imminent attack,” the US embassy said on Saturday (Sep 13). Arrests were made, police said, in raids two weeks after Ugandan troops, fightin...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Sep 5th, 2014
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Newport, Wales (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- President Barack Obama said Friday that the Islamic State must be dismantled, a clearer statement than he offered earlier this week about the terror group that’s executed two American journalists and embarked on a bloody push through Iraq and Syria. “You can’t...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Sep 4th, 2014
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Sanaa (AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO ) – A Saudi diplomat kidnapped in Yemen by Al-Qaeda and held since 2012 has appealed for Riyadh to negotiate his release, in a video posted on YouTube. Abdullah al-Khalidi, deputy consul in the southern port city of Aden who was kidnapped on March 28, 2012, appears in t...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Sep 3rd, 2014
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Kabul (AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO ) – Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri declared in a video message that the global Islamist extremist movement has launched a new branch to lead its struggle in the Indian sub-continent. In the video, found in online jihadist forums by the SITE terrorism monitoring group,...