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Resident of Canada Escapes From Jail in Iran, Returns Home

Resident of Canada Escapes From Jail in Iran, Returns Home

An Iranian serving a life sentence on a conviction of designing a "pornographic" website has fled the country while on short-term release from prison and has arrived in Canada, the foreign ministry and Iranian authorities said. "Canada welcomes the news that Saeed Malekpour has been reunited with

US Military Calls ISIS in Afghanistan a Threat to the West

US Military Calls ISIS in Afghanistan a Threat to the West

Senior United States military and intelligence officials are sharply divided over how much of a threat ISIS in Afghanistan poses to the West, a critical point in the Trump administration’s debate over whether American troops stay or withdraw after nearly 18 years of war. American military command

US to Soon Deploy New Missiles in Asia: Esper

Washington wants to quickly deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Asia, to counter the rise of China in the region, new US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday. "Yes I would like to," Esper said when asked if the US was considering deploying new medium-range conventional weapons in Asia

Somalia: US Airstrike Kills ISIS Facilitator

Somalia: US Airstrike Kills ISIS Facilitator

US Africa Command conducted, in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, an airstrike targeting ISIS terrorists in the Golis Mountain region, killing a terrorist who played a key role in facilitation for the group. The statement did not give further details of the strike. Washingto

Israel to Launch Satellite to Cover Africa

Israel to Launch Satellite to Cover Africa

Spacecom, which operates the Amos fleet of Israeli satellites, will launch its next satellite on August 3. The Amos-17 is an advanced digital satellite that will provide communications services over Africa. This would be the first satellite of its kind that provides the continent with high qua

UN: Conflicts Kill and Hurt a Record 12,000 Children

UN: Conflicts Kill and Hurt a Record 12,000 Children

More than 12,000 children were killed and injured in armed conflicts last year - a record number - with Afghanistan, the Palestinians, Syria and Yemen topping the casualty list, according to a new UN report. The deaths and injuries were among more than 24,000 "grave violations" against children v

South Korea to Join US-Led Maritime Force in Strait of Hormuz

South Korea to Join US-Led Maritime Force in Strait of Hormuz

South Korea plans to join a US-led maritime force in the Middle East by sending a naval unit, which includes a destroyer, to help guard oil tankers sailing through the Strait of Hormuz, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday. Tensions between Iran and the United States have increased since W

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