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Hosting Emirati general, Israel sees airpower cooperation

Reuters
Emirati and Israeli flags fly upon the arrival of Israeli and U.S. delegates at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo JERUSALEM, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The chief of the United Arab Emirates Air Force visited Israel on Monday on what......

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally – documents

Reuters
Oct 25 (Reuters) – Facebook employees have warned for years that as the company raced to become a global service it was failing to police abusive content in countries where such speech was likely to cause the most harm, according to interviews with five former employees and internal company documents......

Attorney General Merrick Garland must call off war on parents: Devine

NYPost
Miranda Devine It’s time for Attorney General Merrick Garland to retract his memo siccing the FBI onto moms and dads. Now that the National School Boards Association has recanted the scurrilous letter which he admitted was the sole basis for his decision to treat parents like domestic terrorists, he must......

Ethiopia conducts air strike in western part of Tigray region, spokesperson says

Reuters
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Ethiopia conducted an air strike on Sunday in the western part of the Tigray region that hit a training site of the rebellious Tigrayan forces and an arms depot, government spokesperson Legesse Tulu told Reuters. It was not immediately possible to verify the claim......

A C.I.A. Fighter, a Somali Bomb Maker, and a Faltering Shadow War

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here American analysts estimate that Al Shabab command anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 fighters. Under Mr. Mohamed, their bombs have grown more sophisticated and powerful. The group uses its hold on Mogadishu port to smuggle in large volumes of......

Colombia armed forces capture top drug trafficker Otoniel -sources

Reuters
BOGOTA, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Dairo Antonio Usuga, known as Otoniel, Colombia’s most sought after drug trafficker and leader of the Clan del Golfo, was captured on Saturday during an operation carried out by the country’s armed forces, military and police sources confirmed. Colombia had offered a reward of up......

U.S. says it killed senior al Qaeda leader in Syria with drone strike

Reuters
Oct 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. military killed senior al Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria on Friday, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said. “The removal of this al Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global......

Mekelle struck, residents flee Amhara as Ethiopia battle intensifies

Reuters
Members of Amhara special forces stand guard on the Ethiopia-Eritrean border near the town of Humera, Ethiopia July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Friday’s strike hits university campus, say humanitarian sources Fourth day of aerial bombardments in city of Mekelle Air campaign comes amid heavy fighting in Amhara region Nearly a year......

Mass protests held in Sudan against prospect of military rule

Reuters
KHARTOUM, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Huge crowds of people marched in several parts of the Sudanese capital and other cities on Thursday in demonstrations against the prospect of military rule, as the crisis in the country’s troubled transition from authoritarian rule deepened. The military has shared power with civilian parties......

One U.N. peacekeeper killed, four wounded in Mali

Reuters
UN peacekeepers patrol in the northern town of Kidal, file. REUTERS/Stringer BAMAKO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – One U.N. peacekeeper was killed and four more were severely wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in northern Mali on Saturday, the United Nations’ force in Mali said. The bloodshed near......

Shipwrecks of World War I are a seabed museum in Turkey

Reuters
SEDDULBAHIR, Turkey, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Turkey’s newest park is an underwater museum of fourteen shipwrecks that lie beneath the waves of the Dardanelles Strait, a glimpse into the fierce battles between Ottoman and Allied forces in World War I. Turkish photographer Savas Karakas was one of the first to......

U.S. charges Canadian man, alleging he’s an Islamic State fighter, propagandist

Reuters
The flag and crest of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Saturday said they charged a Saudi-born Canadian man for aiding the Islamic State militant group, alleging......

Fighting between Yemeni separatist forces kills four in Aden, say sources

Reuters
ADEN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Clashes raged in the Yemeni city of Aden on Saturday between members of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) and at least four fighters have been killed, two security sources said. Residents said heavy gunfire could still be heard at mid-day in Aden’s central Crater......

Somali militia, former government ally, captures two towns from federal forces

Reuters
MOGADISHU, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A militia previously allied to the Somali government in its fight against militant group al Shabaab has captured two towns in central Somalia from federal forces, saying it was taking control where the government had failed to end the insurgency. On Thursday, Somali federal forces......

A Battle of the Bubbles: War Comes to the Prosecco Hills

New York Times
VALDOBBIADENE, ITALY — Small pickup trucks carrying mounds of green grapes wound through Prosecco Road. Workers harvesting in the terraced vineyards squinted in the sun. Tipsy tourists stopped in for tastings. Couples clinked glasses in the town’s quaint Prosecco bars. But behind the effervescent front, producers of Italy’s wildly popular......

EXCLUSIVE Some Afghan evacuees leaving military bases in U.S. before resettlement

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Something unexpected is happening at U.S. military bases hosting Afghan evacuees: Many hundreds of them are simply leaving before receiving U.S. resettlement services, two sources familiar with the data told Reuters. The number of “independent departures,” which top 700 and could be higher, has not......

Ethiopia expels seven U.N. officials, accusing them of “meddling”

Reuters
A tank damaged during the fighting between Ethiopia’s National Defense Force (ENDF) and Tigray Special Forces stands on the outskirts of Humera town in Ethiopia July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo ADDIS ABABA, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Ethiopia is expelling seven senior U.N. officials, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on......

Lawmakers aim for blockbuster overhaul of war powers, arms sales

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Congress must reassert its role in national security decisions, especially those that impact our servicemembers,” Meijer added. “The National Security Reforms and Accountability Act will put Congress back in the driver’s seat so we can deliver on our duty to......

U.N. aid chief to Ethiopia on famine in Tigray: ‘Get those trucks moving’

Reuters
The United Nations’ new Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs Martin Griffiths addresses a news conference on the humanitarian crisis in Tigray after visiting the region, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday he......

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