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Daily Archives: June 2, 2016

US drone attack targets Somali militant commander

A US military airstrike in Somalia has targeted a senior commander of the al-Shabab militant group, says the Pentagon. The Pentagon on Wednesday added, however, that it could not yet confirm if Abdullahi Haji Daud, the former head of the group’s intelligence and a key figure in al-Shabab’s regional attacks, ...

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US after cutting North Korea’s intl. banking

The United States moves to dissuade foreign banks from working with North Korea by threatening action against international financial transaction with Pyongyang. The US administration issued a warning Wednesday, with the Treasury Department designating North Korea as a “primary money laundering concern.” Treasury officials said they are moving to ban ...

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Turkey should apologize for downing jet: Russia

Moscow says Turkey should apologize and compensate for downing a Russian aircraft last year if it wants to mend bilateral ties. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed regret that Ankara has taken “no steps” yet toward redressing its “aggressive and treacherous acts.” Bilateral relations have gone into a tailspin since Turkey ...

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UK can’t refuse entry to terror suspects over EU laws: Gove

Britain’s Justice Secretary Michael Gove says his department has been emasculated by EU rules which bar him from putting a stop to terror suspects’ entry into the United Kingdom. Gove, who backs a ‘Leave’ vote in Britain’s upcoming referendum on the UK’s future in the European bloc, said he “experienced frustration” at the British government’s “inability to refuse entry ...

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Al-Shabab’s intelligence unit head killed in Somalia

Somali government forces have killed the head of the intelligence unit in al-Shabab militant group during a cleanup operation in the troubled country. Abdifatah Omar, the spokesman for Mogadishu municipality, said on Wednesday that intelligence agents had killed the man, only identified by the first name Daud. Omar did not ...

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6 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s Ghazni

A fresh attack by the Taliban militants in eastern Afghanistan has killed six people as the militants step up their annual spring offensive after naming a new leader. Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said Wednesday that five civilians and a policeman were killed in the attack carried out by Taliban gunmen at ...

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