28 Aug 2016

Nephew of Sinaloa cartel leader killed in Mexico

“A nephew of one of the leaders of the powerful Sinaloa cartel was murdered, the state prosecutors office said on Saturday, the latest attack on the groups family members.” Source: Nephew of Sinaloa cartel leader killed in Mexico | Reuters

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28 Aug 2016

Rocket attack on Turkey’s Diyarbakir airport

“Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at the airport in Turkey’s main southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, Dogan news agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.” Source: Rocket attack on Turkey’s Diyarbakir airport | GulfNews.com

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27 Aug 2016

First Turkish soldier killed in Syria

“Turkey on Saturday said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented four day campaign inside Syria, blaming Kurdish militia in an increasingly combustible contest for control in the border region.” Source: First Turkish soldier killed in Syria | GulfNews.com

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27 Aug 2016

Bongo aims to prolong 50-year family rule in Gabon election

“Gabon voted on Saturday amid growing discontent over the failure to raise living standards despite its oil wealth, posing the potentially biggest challenge yet to President Ali Bongo, whose family has dominated the nation for half a century.” Source: Bongo aims to prolong 50-year family rule in Gabon election |

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27 Aug 2016

Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years

“Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion in the continent.” Source: Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years | Reuters

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27 Aug 2016

Fire kills 17 Kyrgyz nationals in Moscow printing plant

“A fire in a Moscow printing plant killed 17 people on Saturday, officials said, and a representative of the Kyrgyz diaspora in Russia said all the dead were members of its community.” Source: Fire kills 17 Kyrgyz nationals in Moscow printing plant | Reuters

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27 Aug 2016

Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after IS-held town capture

“Turkey on Saturday sent six more tanks into Syria as pro-Ankara forces pressed on with de-mining work in a town captured from Daesh miltants this week, an AFP correspondent said.” Source: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after IS-held town capture | GulfNews.com

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27 Aug 2016

N. Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: experts

“North Korea is making progress on a submarine-launched ballistic missile system but any deployment of the technology is years away, a US think tank said, as the UN Security Council promised action over Pyongyang’s latest test.” Source: N. Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: experts | GulfNews.com

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27 Aug 2016

France expels two Moroccans considered serious security threat

“France has deported two Moroccan nationals seen as a serious security threat after they became radicalized as Islamist militants, the interior ministry said in a statement late on Friday.” Source: France expels two Moroccans considered serious security threat | Reuters

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27 Aug 2016

China’s Oil Production Declines, Troubling News For Beijing

“From searching the globe in search of oil deals with intense geopolitical ramifications like Sudan, Niger, Iraq and Venezuela, to cutting a controversial multi-billion dollar oil deal in Canada’s oil sands play, China has become all things to all people in the global oil industry in an effort to satisfy

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