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Blast at Iranian ballistic missile plant ‘was caused by sabotage’, says security analyst

  June 28, 2020   New satellite images show charred and blackened scrubland above underground site 20km east of Tehran Iranian state TV said the blast had been caused by leaking gas in ‘a public area’ This combo image from the European Commission’s Sentinel-2 satellite shows a June 21, 2020 photo (top) of the Iran blast site and after the ...

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‘Unsophisticated’ disinformation: Moscow rebuffs NYT story alleging Russia offered Taliban money to kill US troops in Afghanistan

  June 28, 2020   Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and US President Donald Trump speak to US soldiers at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. November 2019. © Olivier Douliery / AFP   By RT   The Russian Foreign Ministry has rejected a US media report claiming Moscow offered to pay jihadi militants to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan. It said such ...

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Facebook to Label All Rule-breaking Posts – Even Trump’s

  June 27, 2020   FILE – This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms, from left, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   By Associated Press   OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – Facebook said Friday that it will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump. Separately, Facebook’s stock dropped more than 8%, ...

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Ethiopia says to reach final agreement with Egypt, Sudan over GERD in two weeks

  June 27, 2020   The Ethiopian statement said the leaders ‘underscored that the Nile and GERD are African issues that must be given African solutions’ during the meeting. The GERD | Photo: Reuters   By Menna Alaa El-Din | Ahram Online   Ethiopia said on Saturday it has agreed with Egypt and Sudan on reaching a “final agreement on ...

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Suggests Osama Bin Laden Was a Martyr

  June 27, 2020   Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticized for using a term of veneration in Islam when referring to the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan speaking at the National Assembly in Islamabad on Thursday.Credit…Pakistan’s Press Information Department, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images   By Salman Masood | The New ...

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Uganda reopens border to thousands of people fleeing violence in DRC

  June 27, 2020   Call for other African countries to reopen for refugees, after crossings were shut to stem the spread of coronavirus A UN worker monitors Congolese refugees who fled from the Democratic Republic of the Congo by boat across Lake Albert, arriving at a UNHCR settlement camp in Kyangwali, Uganda in March 2018. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters   ...

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Mexico City police chief shot in assassination attempt, blames CJNG drug cartel

  June 26, 2020   Omar Garcia Harfuch blamed the “cowardly attack” on the CJNG, a gang notorious as one of the most violent in the country. Police stand guard at a crime scene where the chief of police was attacked by gunmen in the early morning hours, in Mexico City, on Friday. Rebecca Blackwell / AP   By REUTERS ...

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Knifeman stabs six in Glasgow before being shot by police

  June 26, 2020   A forensic officer works at the scene of reported multiple stabbings at West George Street in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne   GLASGOW (REUTERS, AFP) – A man stabbed six people including a policeman in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Friday (June 26) before he was shot dead by police. An ...

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Sudan forms special court to tray al-Bashir for 1989 coup d’etat

  June 26, 2020   By Sudan Tribune   KHARTOUM – Sudan has formed a special court to try former President Omer al-Bashir and senior former leader involved in the organisation of a military coup that led him to power on 30 June 1989. The special court is chaired by a Supreme Court judge besides two judges from the Court ...

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French jihadist goes on trial over IS group executions in Syria

  June 26, 2020   A court sketch shows French jihadist Tyler Vilus at the Paris courthouse on June 25, 2020. © Benoït Peyrucq, AFP   By France 24 with AFP   A French jihadist went on trial Thursday on terror charges amid accusations that he oversaw executions in Syria as a senior figure in the Islamic State (IS) extremist ...

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