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SYRIA: Russian Warships Fire Cruise Missiles At Target Near Aleppo

SYRIA: Russian Warships Fire Cruise Missiles At Target Near Aleppo

Russia’s Defence Ministry said the strikes targeted the Islamist militant group Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, known as the Nusra Front until it broke formal ties with al Qaeda last month before playing a big role in the sudden rebel advances in Aleppo.

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CANADA: Ralph Goodale Says Anti-Terror Efforts Will Be Increased With New Office To Curb Radicalization

CANADA: Ralph Goodale Says Anti-Terror Efforts Will Be Increased With New Office To Curb Radicalization

“You don’t develop good law in a panic,” Ralph Goodale said Wednesday following a speech to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in Ottawa.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar Fled To Democratic Republic Of Congo

SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar Fled To Democratic Republic Of Congo

“He was being pursued constantly since he withdrew from Juba,” said an opposition spokesman, Mabior Garang de Mabior, adding that Mr. Machar would soon travel to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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NIGERIA: Chibok Girls: Boko Haram ‘Bargaining Chip’

NIGERIA: Chibok Girls: Boko Haram ‘Bargaining Chip’

Boko Haram list of victims — dead, displaced or abducted — grows longer. The jihadist claimed over 20,000 deaths, displaced 2.6m people from their homes.

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SYRIA: Aleppo: Omran Daqneesh Rescued From Rubble, Covered In Dust, Blood

SYRIA: Aleppo: Omran Daqneesh Rescued From Rubble, Covered In Dust, Blood

An hour after Omran Daqneesh rescue, the building the boy was in completely collapsed.

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NIGERIA: 10 Facts About Boko Haram, Chibok Girls

NIGERIA: 10 Facts About Boko Haram, Chibok Girls

Boko Haram, which last year pledged allegiance to Islamic State, controlled a swathe of land in northeast Nigeria, around the size of Belgium, at the start of 2015 but was pushed out by Nigerian and regional troops, which are now in a final push to defeat the militants.

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SYRIA: Russia, Spurning US Censure, Carries Out More Strikes From Iran

SYRIA: Russia, Spurning US Censure, Carries Out More Strikes From Iran

“These aircraft are being used by Russia’s air force with Iran’s agreement as a part of an anti-terrorist operation at the request of Syria’s leadership,” Lavrov told a Moscow news conference, after holding talks with Murray McCully, New Zealand’s foreign minister.

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USA: Like Reagan On Communism, Trump Right On War Against Radical Islam

USA: Like Reagan On Communism, Trump Right On War Against Radical Islam

Trump’s speech at Youngstown, Ohio demonstrates he understands this challenge on the same level that Ronald Reagan understood the challenge of Communism.

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SYRIA: Russia Bombed Syria From Iran Air Base

SYRIA: Russia Bombed Syria From Iran Air Base

Russian defence ministry said long-range Tupolev Tu-22 M3 bombers and Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bombers took off from Hamadan in the south-west of Tehran, and carried out strikes in the provinces of Aleppo.

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GERMANY: ‘Erdogan Backs Militants’ – German Left Party Leak

GERMANY: ‘Erdogan Backs Militants’ – German Left Party Leak

German security officials also said Erdogan had an “ideological affinity” with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, ARD reported.

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INDIA: Narendra Modi Decries Terrorism, Ratcheting Up Criticism Of Pakistan

INDIA: Narendra Modi Decries Terrorism, Ratcheting Up Criticism Of Pakistan

“What kind of life is this, inspired by terrorism? What kind of government setup is it that is inspired by terrorism?” asked Indian PM Narendra Modi.

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NIGERIA: Buhari Dislodging Boko Haram, The Challenges Far From Over

NIGERIA: Buhari Dislodging Boko Haram, The Challenges Far From Over

Internationally, Buhari has taken steps to improve collaboration between Nigeria and the international community, but there is yet more work to be done.

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CANADA: Trudeau Rises Above All To Fight Against Terror

CANADA: Trudeau Rises Above All To Fight Against Terror

In addition to doing things differently, Justin Trudeau’s words matter too.

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SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Gives Extra Pay For Saudi Military, Personnel Fighting In Yemen

SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Gives Extra Pay For Saudi Military, Personnel Fighting In Yemen

Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Arab states backing Yemeni forces loyal to the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who are trying to oust Iran-allied Houthi forces who control Yemen’s capital Sanaa.

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SYRIA: Thousands Displaced Residents Return To Manbij

SYRIA: Thousands Displaced Residents Return To Manbij

“Thousands are coming back and shops are opening. Today is the first day life is returning to normal,” said Sharfan Darwish.

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PHILIPPINE: CPP Pulls Out Of Rodrigo Duterte’s War Against Drugs

PHILIPPINE: CPP Pulls Out Of Rodrigo Duterte’s War Against Drugs

The CPP tagged Duterte’s anti-drug war as a “frenzied campaign of extrajudicial killings and vigilante murders.”

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram New Claims About Chibok Girls

NIGERIA: Boko Haram New Claims About Chibok Girls

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to rescue over 200 students still missing.

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SOUTH SUDAN: 4,000 New Peacekeeping Troops Approved By UN

SOUTH SUDAN: 4,000 New Peacekeeping Troops Approved By UN

Hundreds of people were killed and the United Nations said government soldiers and security forces executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after last month’s fighting.

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AFGHANISTAN: Hafiz Saeed Khan Death Big Blow To ISIS

AFGHANISTAN: Hafiz Saeed Khan Death Big Blow To ISIS

The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike on July 26, a US Pentagon spokesman said.

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KASHMIR: Celebrations Planned For ‘Pakistan Day’ In Kashmir Valley

KASHMIR: Celebrations Planned For ‘Pakistan Day’ In Kashmir Valley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meet concerning the situation in Kashmir on Friday, 12 August.

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