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By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Jun 30th, 2017
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Baghdad, Iraq ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pressed Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul’s Old City on Friday, while in Syria the militant group launched a counter-attack against an alliance of militias trying to oust it from its de facto capital of Raqqa. In ...
By Tajuddin
In OPINION
Jun 29th, 2017
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This article by: Dennis J Bernstein Is a host of “Flashpoints” on the Pacifica radio network and the author ofSpecial Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom. The content of this [report/study/article/publication…] does not reflect the official opinion of the DIPLOMAT NEWS NETWORK. The views expressed in ...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Sep 20th, 2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall look to be the work of a “lone attacker,” officials said Monday, and federal authorities are looking at whether it was a potential act of terrorism in an the immigrant-rich state that has struggl...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Aug 15th, 2016
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Abuja, Nigeria ( Reuters + Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has published a video apparently showing recent footage of dozens of school girls kidnapped two years ago, and saying some of them have been killed in air strikes. Boko Haram seized more than 270 girls from th...
By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Aug 15th, 2016
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Baghdad, Iraq ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a fresh attack on Islamic State (IS) forces early on Sunday as part of a campaign to capture Mosul, the militants’ de facto capital in Iraq, Kurdish officials said. The advance began after heavy shelling and air st...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Aug 13th, 2016
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Washington ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike on July 26, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday after the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan announced the news to Reuters. The death of Hafiz Saeed Khan is ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Mar 11th, 2016
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New York ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Islamic State has greatly expanded its control over territory in Libya and the militants are claiming to be the key defense for the North African state against foreign military intervention, United Nations sanctions monitors said. In their annual report to th...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Feb 23rd, 2016
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Ankara, Turkey ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said his country will continue to support Syrians against the Bashar al-Assad regime, Russia, Iran and Daesh. In an interview with Al Jazeera English television early Tuesday, Davutoglu said: “We w...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 12th, 2016
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Washington ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov agreed Monday “to stay in close touch, and to look for an opportunity to meet, in the days ahead”, a spokesperson has said. “They discussed a range of issu...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 8th, 2016
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Damascus, Syria ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – An Islamic State militant executed his own mother in front of a post office in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa this week after she tried to persuade him to leave the extremist group, Syrian activists there said on Friday. The fighter, Ali Saqr, 21, ...