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By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Dec 8th, 2014
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Cairo ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Canada has shut its embassy in Cairo due to “security concerns”, a day after the UK closed its own diplomatic mission in the Egyptian capital. It is not clear if Canada’s measure is linked to a video in which a man believed to be a Canadian mi...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 5th, 2014
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Ankara ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United States and partner nations have conducted 20 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq since Wednesday, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday. Five of six air strikes by U.S. military forces in Syria targeted the contested city o...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 2nd, 2014
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Beirut (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday. The officials declined to give the name or nationality of the woman whom they described as o...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Dec 1st, 2014
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Washington ( ABCNEWS + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The FBI on Sunday issued the strongest warning to date about possible attacks by the ISIS terrorist group against the U.S. military inside the homeland, officials tell ABC News. In a joint intelligence bulletin issued overnight by the FBI with the Departmen...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Nov 30th, 2014
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Beirut ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The fight against terrorism is being waged by Lebanon on behalf of the world, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Sunday, while lobbying for international support. In comments made during the 15th Francophone Summit in Dakar, the foreign minister called on the...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Nov 29th, 2014
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Mosul ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Abu bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State [IS], is suspected to be back in Mosul in northern Iraq, after he reportedly fled to Syria a couple of months ago owing to the US airstrikes. The Islamist leader, along with dozens of heavily-armed uniformed sol...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Nov 18th, 2014
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Paris (Reuters) – A Frenchman is believed to have been among Islamic State jihadists appearing on a video showing the severed head of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, but a British man denied earlier reports his medical student son was there too. Sunday’s announcement of Kassig’s death...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Nov 16th, 2014
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Beirut (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Islamic State militants have beheaded another American hostage, Peter Kassig, issuing a video claiming the killing on Sunday and warning the United States they would kill other U.S. citizens “on your streets.” U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed t...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Nov 15th, 2014
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Baghdad (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United States’ top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was “starting to turn”, but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years. Gener...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Nov 3rd, 2014
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Cairo ( DIPLOMAT.SO) Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis, Egypt’s most active militant group, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, a statement from Ansar said Monday night. Ansar had previously told Reuters that it sought inspiration and advice from Islamic State, the radical Al-Qaeda offshoot that has take...