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By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Feb 3rd, 2015
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Beirut , Lebanon ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – ISIS militants released a video on Tuesday purporting to show a captive Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage, just days after the militants beheaded a Japanese journalist. Jordan’s king cut short his visit to Washington, D.C., following...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Feb 1st, 2015
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Tokyo ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday he is “infuriated” by the purported beheading of journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State group and vowed to hold the terror group responsible. “I feel indignation over this immoral and heinous ...
By Tajuddin
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Feb 1st, 2015
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Raqqa , Syria ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Islamic State group posted a new video on the Internet Sunday claiming it has killed Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and showing what appears to be the beheaded body of the freelance journalist who went missing in Syria last fall. The video — the authen...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Jan 31st, 2015
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Beirut , Lebanon ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. In a video released by the pro-IS Aamaq News Agency late Friday, two fighters said the airstri...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Jan 28th, 2015
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Amman , Jordan ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Jordan on Wednesday indicated it is willing to release a longtime prisoner if ISIS releases one of its pilots — one of the latest developments surrounding the terror group’s apparent threat to kill the pilot and a Japanese hostage. Jordan w...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Jan 26th, 2015
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Tokyo ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japan’s government promised Monday to keep using diplomatic channels to secure the release of an ISIS hostage — but admitted it yet to make direct contact with his “despicable” kidnappers. The country’s foreign minister traveled to Jorda...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 21st, 2014
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said. Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in the north of the country, which destroye...
By Tajuddin
In Local News
Dec 14th, 2014
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Sydney ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A Somali – Australian teenager and her 20-year-old friend have become the first Somali – Australian women to “go it alone” to join terrorists in Syria and offer themselves as potential jihadi brides, intelligence agencies believe. The girls, Hodan,...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 9th, 2014
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Baghdad ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) Iraq’s leaders told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that local security forces want an increase in airstrikes and American-made weaponry in their fight to defeat Islamic State militants. The appeal by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi conveys the mounting pr...