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Official accuses Russia of attacking US-backed militants in Syria

An American official has expressed grave concern over allegation of Russia’s bombing of US-backed militants in Syria. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters on Thursday that Russia bombed US-backed militants in southern Syria earlier in the day, raising “serious concern” over the incidence. “Today, Russian aircraft conducted ...

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US committed to Iran sanctions relief: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has reiterated Washington’s commitment to its sanctions relief obligations to Iran under last year’s nuclear agreement between Tehran and the permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany (P5+1). Kerry made the remarks on Wednesday after a meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the ...

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Trump urges police surveillance of mosques

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has reiterated his call for surveillance of mosques in the US in the wake of Orlando shootings. Trump on Wednesday said at a rally in Atlanta that “we have to maybe check, respectfully, the mosques and we have to check other places because this ...

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CIA warns of Daesh militant flow to West

The director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is all set to warn Congress about attempts by Daesh (ISIL) to send militants to Western countries. John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Daesh is training militants and trying to send them to the West to make up for ...

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Newly released CIA files expose details of torture program

The CIA has released dozens of previously classified documents that expose grim details about the US spy agency’s torture program after the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks, including a request that it would never be prosecuted for abusing suspects. The documents, released under a freedom of information request from the American Civil ...

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Orlando suspect was probably a homegrown extremist: Obama

US President Barack Obama has described the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub as an act of homegrown extremism, while at the same time calling for stricter gun laws in America. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating both domestic and international connections to the mass shooting that ...

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Orlando shooter closely connected to US govt.: Ex-CIA contractor

Omar Mateen, the suspect in the Orlando nightclub shooting, was very closely connected to the US government, which is committing crimes on American soil using their own operatives, according to Steven D Kelley, a former NSA/CIA contractor. Mateen, armed with assault weapons, stormed the Pulse Club on Sunday, killing 49 ...

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