October 27, 2021
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Islamic State ‘Beatles’ member pleads guilty over US hostage deaths

bbc– An Islamic State (IS) group suspect from the UK has pleaded guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages. Alexanda Kotey is accused of belonging to an IS cell dubbed “The Beatles” involved in kidnappings in Iraq and Syria. Kotey and fellow “Beatle” El Shafee Elsheikh initially pleaded […]
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Erdogan: Turkish Army, Citizens Out Of Kabul

republicworld– Turkey has pulled out all of its civilians and military from Afghanistan apart from a small number of technicians, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday. Erdogan criticised the the manner of the U.S. withdrawal, saying that the exit should have been done “more carefully”, and that withdrawing from countries “by handing them over
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Palestinians in Gaza pledge to defy Israel to protest at border

aljazeera– Palestinian groups in Gaza have pledged to continue protests along the border to pressure Israel to remove its blockade and to allow for the reconstruction of Gaza following the recent 11-day Israeli assault on the coastal enclave. The factions, led by Gaza’s rulers Hamas, held a news conference on Sunday afternoon in the east […]
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Afghanistan: Dominic Raab admits government was surprised by ‘scale and pace’ of Taliban takeover

independent– Dominic Raab has admitted the government was surprised by the “scale and pace” of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, as the UK announced a further 200 troops would be sent to Kabul to assist with evacuation efforts. Following a third emergency Cobra meeting on the situation in the country, the foreign secretary also raised the prospect of sanctions and
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US announces new Iran sanctions, targeting Omani ‘broker’

aljazeera– The United States imposed sanctions on an Omani businessman and companies linked to him over allegations of involvement in an oil-smuggling network that supports Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC-QF). The measures, announced on Friday, come as talks to revive the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have stalled with a new
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Israel Military Strikes Hamas After Launch Of Fire Balloons

republicworld– Israeli warplanes struck two targets in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, the Israeli military said, in response to incendiary balloons launched from Gaza into Israel. The Israeli military struck what it said was a Hamas military compound and a rocket launching site after four incendiary balloons were launched into Israel, setting fire to land […]
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Israeli army kills Palestinian boy in West Bank: Ministry

aljazeera– A Palestinian boy wounded by Israeli army fire in the occupied West Bank has died from his injuries, the Palestinian health ministry has said. Mohammed al-Alami, 12, died in the town of Beit Omar, to the northwest of Hebron, after he was shot in the chest while travelling in a car with his father, […]