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South Korea Deploys Warship to Libya Coast in Show of Force

ISIS IN ACTION ISIS-affiliated social media accounts have released a list of over 200 hundred names of Misratan fighters from al-Bunyan al-Marsous (BAM) as targets for assassination. The week before the BAM spokesperson, Mohammed Al-Ghusri, stated in a TV interview that the recent spate of ISIS attacks was a result of ISIS members escaping from […]

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Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations

Doha (AMN) – The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular state. There’s a silver lining for Asian countries in the six-month-old crisis in the Gulf that pits a UAE-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar. That is as long as Saudi […]

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US Reportedly Mulls Airstrikes against Daesh (ISIS) Militants in Philippines

Washington D.C. (TNA) – Washington may launch a military operation that would allow the US military to conduct airstrikes against Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) positions in the Philippines, US media reported citing two defense officials. According to the NBC broadcaster’s Monday report, the plan to start the operation, which is currently being considered […]

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Philippines Extends Mindanao Martial Law to End of Year

Manila  (TeleSUR) – The vote came hours before a 60-day martial law proclamation was slated to end on Saturday night. Philippine lawmakers on Saturday voted to extend a martial law imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte in the entire Mindanao region to the end of the year. Duterte’s administration claims the extension will give the government more time to tackle armed extremists […]

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Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses

Manila (HRW) – Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 23, 2017, the Duterte administration declared martial law and suspended habeas corpus after […]

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China Offers $14m in Arms and $500m in Loans to Philippines

(GPA) Beijing – Just a few weeks after Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China, the country has offered a substantial aid package. Following Duterte’s October meeting with Chinese premier Xi Jinping, the two countries seem to be confirming their new closeness with a massive aid deal. The aid package which includes a gift of […]

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Offensive to Liberate Mosul US-coalition (Turkish, Kurdish, Iraqi, and US) troops launched the long-awaited offensive to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul, which has been under IS control since 2014. The Kurds are currently faced with not just a resistance but full blown military attack. Just south of Mosul, IS launched an offensive in the […]

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