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Airstrike Kills IS Senior Leader in Somalia

IS

XIRIIRO, Somalia – A United States airstrike killed a senior leader of the extremist rebels of the Islamic State (IS) in Somalia, involved in attacks in northern Somalia, U.S. military and a Somali official said Monday. The U.S. Africa Command said in statement that it carried out an airstrike near …

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Iraq, Syria Working on Joint Railway Project with Iran

Syria

TEHRAN – Syria and Iraq have discussed the establishment of rail connections with each other and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iranian media reported on Tuesday. The issue came up for discussion in a meeting of the Iraqi-Syrian Joint Commission. Head of Iraq’s National Railway Company Taleb al-Husseini said talks …

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Report Says North Korean Leader to Hold First Summit with Putin Next Week

North Korean

PYONGYANG – North Korean chief of diplomacy Kim Jong-un may hold his first ever summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week, when he will travel to the Far East to attend an international conference in China, sources said Monday at the Yonhap news agency. “Russian President Vladimir Putin is …

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3000 Foreigners Arrested in Biggest-Ever Human Trafficking Case

Human Trafficking

KUWAIT CITY – Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior has issued an order to arrest 2,900 foreigners of various nationalities in the biggest-ever human trafficking case in the country’s history, Middle East Monitor reported Friday. According to Kuwait News Agency, over the past few days, the Ministry took into custody around 90 …

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US Midterm Elections: Early Voter Turnout Surging in Several Key States

CALIFORNIA – If trends continue, turnout could beat the 49% recorded in 1966, a number that has not been surpassed since in a midterm, early voter turnout is surging in several key US states, suggesting more Americans may cast their ballots in this year’s midterm elections compared to previous years, …

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Pakistan, China are ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partners’: Qureshi

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Pakistan and China are “all-weather strategic cooperative partners. According to Pakistan Today, Qureshi was chairing a preparatory meeting via video conference with the Pakistani ambassador to China regarding the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visit to the country. …

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Oil Prices Climb for First Time in Three Days, But Trade War Fears Drag

Oil prices

TOKYO – Oil prices climbed for the first time in three days on Wednesday, but rising supply and fears over the outlook for demand amid the US-China trade war kept pressure on the market, Reuters reported. The website said, that Brent crude futures had gained 52 cents, or 0.7 percent, …

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UNSC to Hold a session on Ukraine Issues

UNSC

UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council today will hold a session dedicated to the situation on the occupied territories, UN official website said Tuesday. The Spokesperson of the Permanent Representation of Ukraine to the UN, “Oleg Nikolenko” wrote on his Facebook profile, that the UN Security Council was to …

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Russia Plans Missile-Firing Exercise Off Norway Amid NATO Drills

Missile

STOCKHOLM, Norway – The Russian Navy plans to test missiles in international waters off Norway’s coast this week, Norwegian and NATO officials say, as the Western military alliance conducts its largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War, Daily Sabah reported on Tuesday. The alliance was informed last …

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South Korean Court Orders Japan Firm to Compensate Labors

South Korean

SEOUL – South Korean Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling from several years ago that ordered a Japanese steel firm to compensate four South Koreans who were victims of forced labor during Japanese colonial rule, Kyodo News reported Tuesday. According to the South Korean news agency, Nippon …

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