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Lawmakers launch new push to end US-supported Yemen war

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from both chambers of Congress reintroduced legislation Wednesday that could halt U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The war powers resolution already passed the Senate in December but failed to gain traction in the then-Republican-controlled House, which has since changed hands. It is not only a challenge to

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Saudi-led coalition ready to use ‘calibrated force’ to push Yemen port deal: UAE

The Saudi-led coalition is prepared to use “calibrated force” to push the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement to withdraw from Yemen’s Hodeidah port city under a U.N.-sponsored deal, a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Wednesday. Yemen’s warring parties have failed to pull troops from the country’s main port under a month-old truce, reviving the threat

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Exclusive: UAE used cyber super-weapon to spy on iPhones of foes

A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how potent cyber-weapons are proliferating beyond the world’s superpowers and into the hands of smaller

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Why Kenya should be tough on terrorists and the causes of terror

When fighting terrorism, crime, violence or any other social ill, there has traditionally been a dichotomy between two competing schools of thought. The first says that we should deal with the issue at hand. If it is terrorism, then invest more in law enforcement and adopt a more pro-active approach to counter terror operations. If

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EU agency says Iran likely to step up cyber espionage

Photo Reuters Iran is likely to expand its cyber espionage activities as its relations with Western powers worsen, the European Union digital security agency said on Monday. Iranian hackers are behind several cyber attacks and online disinformation campaigns in recent years as the country tries to strengthen its clout in the Middle East and beyond,

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U.S. doesn’t seek permanent Afghan military presence: official

Photo (Reuters) A senior U.S. government official, speaking after six days of talks between a U.S. team and the Afghan Taliban, said on Monday that Washington was committed to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan after 17 years of war. The official, who declined to be identified, described “significant progress” in talks last week

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Three Dusit terror suspects held 5 days for further probe

Abdul Kibiringi, James Mwai Mwangi and Habiba Gedi Hunshur, who have been linked to the dusitD2 Al-Shabaab attack in Nairobi, at a Nyeri court on January 28, 2019. The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) was on Monday granted five days to detain three suspects linked to the Al-Shabaab attack at the dusitD2 office complex in Nairobi

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US warns against any threat to diplomats in Venezuela

John Bolton says any violence against US diplomats ‘would represent a grave assault on the rule of law’ The U.S. national security adviser on Sunday warned of a “significant response” to any threat against U.S. diplomats in Venezuela or the country’s self-declared president. “Any violence and intimidation against U.S. diplomatic personnel, Venezuela’s democratic leader, Juan

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20 dead as bombs target Sunday Mass in Philippine cathedral

Photo (AP) Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 81 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of them

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Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal: Taliban sources

Taliban officials said U.S. negotiators on Saturday agreed on a draft peace pact setting out the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan within 18 months, potentially ending the United States’ longest war. The details of the draft were given to Reuters by Taliban sources at the end of six days of talks with U.S. special

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