20 Oct 2017

Hunt for militants who kidnapped British missionaries in Nigeria

“manhunt is underway for a gang suspected of abducting a British-led missionary team working in a crime-plagued region of southern Nigeria.” Source: Hunt for militants who kidnapped British missionaries in Nigeria

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20 Oct 2017

Raqqa to be part of decentralized Syria, say Kurdish-led militia

“Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its future to Kurdish-led plans to set up autonomous regions in the north.” Source: Raqqa to be part of decentralized Syria, say

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20 Oct 2017

Amman will not host Hamas offices: Jordan official

“Hamas will not be allowed to open any offices in the Jordanian capital despite the group’s apparent reconciliation with rival Palestinian faction Fatah, a senior Jordanian official said Thursday.” Source: Amman will not host Hamas offices: Jordan official

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20 Oct 2017

Kirkuk province: Iraqi and Kurdish forces in fierce fight

“There have been fierce clashes between Kurdish and Iraqi troops north of Kirkuk city, days after the Iraqi army took control of disputed areas.” Source: Kirkuk province: Iraqi and Kurdish forces in fierce fight – BBC News

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20 Oct 2017

Quarter of emails claiming to be from feds are malicious, unauthenticated, says cyber firm

“Some 25 percent of emails claiming to be from the federal government are either unauthenticated or malicious, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Agari.” Source: Quarter of emails claiming to be from feds are malicious, unauthenticated, says cyber firm

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20 Oct 2017

DoD says it shouldn’t protect homeland from cyberthreats; McCain disagrees

“In a heated exchange before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Oct. 19, the committee’s chairman sparred with the Department of Defense’s principle cyber adviser over the Pentagon’s roles in protecting the nation in cyberspace.” Source: DoD says it shouldn’t protect homeland from cyberthreats; McCain disagrees

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20 Oct 2017

Three Wise Men: Xi Seeks to Join Mao and Deng in China’s ‘Holy Scripture’

“President seeks to have his eponymous ideological slogan enshrined in party constitution, a mark only conferred to country’s most revered leaders” Source: Three Wise Men: Xi Seeks to Join Mao and Deng in China’s ‘Holy Scripture’ – WSJ

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20 Oct 2017

Trump UN envoy: Russia’s election interference is ‘warfare’

“Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s chief envoy to the United Nations, cast Russian interference in the 2016 election as ‘warfare’ on Thursday, breaking in tone, if not substance, from a president who has consistently downplayed Russian influence in American politics.” Source: Trump UN envoy: Russia’s election interference is ‘warfare’

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20 Oct 2017

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

“A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq’s autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had ‘occupied’ the disputed province of Kirkuk this week.” Source: Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

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20 Oct 2017

State Department: ‘Not aware’ of Iranian coordination with Iraq

“The State Department on Thursday cast doubt on reports that Iranian military forces have cooperated with Iraq in a brewing fight with a key U.S. partner in the country.” Source: State Department: ‘Not aware’ of Iranian coordination with Iraq

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