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Daily Archives: August 4, 2016

Daesh ‘appoints new leader for Nigeria-based Boko Haram’

The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group has purportedly appointed a new leader for its Nigeria-based affiliate, Boko Haram. According to Daesh-linked media, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, a former spokesman for Boko Haram, has replaced Abubakar Shekau, who had been in charge since 2009. It was not clear why the change has taken place. ...

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S. Arabia moves to help stranded Indian workers

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia took steps on Wednesday to help some 2,500 Indian workers stranded without money in the kingdom after a plunge in oil prices sparked construction layoffs. India’s minister of state for external affairs, V.K. Singh, said he had a “very good meeting” with Saudi Labour Minister Mufarrej al-Haqbani ...

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Russia says warned US before Aleppo toxic attack by militants

Moscow says it had warned Washington about the use of toxic shells by a US-backed “moderate” militant group before the Tuesday attack that killed seven people and injured over 20 more in Syria’s Aleppo. On Wednesday, Lieutenant-General Sergey Chvarkov, the director of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, said the information ...

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Assad best bet for maintaining Syria integrity: Hezbollah

The Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is the best protection against preventing the partition of Syria. Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassemmade the remarks in an interview with Reuters published on Wednesday. “There is no solution in Syria without Assad, and however much the different sides try to prolong the ...

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Yemen hits Saudi base with Katyushas

Yemeni forces backed by Ansarullah fighters have launched a volley of Katyusha rockets at a Saudi National Guard base in the kingdom’s southern Jizan region. The Wednesday retaliatory attack followed a Yemeni missile strike on a separate base in the region. According to reports, a Saudi tank and several armed vehicles ...

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In split with Trump, Trump’s VP backs Ryan

The running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Mike Pence, says he will back House Speaker Paul Ryan in the upcoming Wisconsin primary despite his boss’s assertion the he would go for the lawmaker’s rival. The Indiana governor, whose selection by Trump was meant to bring unity back to ...

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