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U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

Flight deck of the U.S aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is seen as sailors swip the deck for foreign object and debris (FOD) walk-down on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in Arabian Sea, May 19, 2019. Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS Acting U.S. Defense Secretary

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Egypt’s ex-President Mohamed Morsi dies after court appearance

Egypt’s first democratically elected president had suffered from neglect during his nearly six years of imprisonment. Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in the capital, Cairo, according to authorities. The public prosecutor said the 67-year-old collapsed in a defendants’ cage in the courtroom and was pronounced dead in hospital at

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Kenya embarrasses itself maritime dispute, Somalia territory is not negotiable

Kenya has since tried to negotiate Somalia to drop the ICJ case for a more diplomatic bilateral settlement to restore relations between the two countries. The call for a negotiated settlement was echoed by sentiments from the Galmudug State, which with a veiled reference to Kenya, called for partners and neighbouring countries to put the

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The Latest: Iran spokesman: Iran needs 20% enriched uranium

This June 13, 2019 false-color image from the European Commission’s Sentinel-2 satellite that was processed by Sinergise’s Sentinel Hub website shows the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair, bottom right, ablaze with smoke rising from it in the Gulf of Oman after what the U.S. described as a limpet mine attack by Iran. Iran has denied being

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Sudan’s Bashir charged with corruption, in first appearance since April

Photo/Reuters Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April. Looking much the same as prior to his removal by the military, he was driven to the prosecutor’s office in Khartoum. He was charged with illicit

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Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

Protesters attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong’s leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China, June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam apologized to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would

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Yemen’s Houthis target two Saudi airports with multiple drone attacks

Yemen’s Houthi movement launched fresh drone attacks targeting Jizan and Abha airports, in southern Saudi Arabia, the group’s Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, adding the installations were out of service. Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV said Saudi forces had intercepted a ballistic missile targeting the southwestern city of Abha. The Iran-aligned group said multiple drone strike targeted

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Mortar attack on Iraqi base home to US troops; no casualties

FILE – in this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, an Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.- made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq. Militants fired early Saturday, June 15, 2019, three mortar shells on an air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present,

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US warns Sudan

Tibor Peter Nagy Jr. The US government sounded the alarm yesterday over the situation in Sudan following the latest crackdown by the country’s Transition Military Council, warning of catastrophic scenarios similar to the instability in Libya and Somalia if the path to a civilian-led transition fails. In a telephone briefing with reporters, State Department Assistant

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10 Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia

Kenyan officials say at least 10 police officers are dead after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the Somali border in a suspected extremist attack. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to share the information, said those killed Saturday in Wajir County were among 13 officers

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