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‘Qatar emir located Hamas leaders’

Qatar’s King Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has reportedly located the whereabouts of senior Hamas members during his recent visit to the Gaza Strip, and later provided Israel with the information to assassinate them. According to a report published by the Fars news agency, the emir of Qatar distributed a number of watches and […]

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U.S. Fears a Ground War in Gaza Could Hurt Israel and Help Hamas

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is increasingly concerned about the escalating violence in Gaza, believing that a ground incursion by Israel there could lead to increased civilian casualties, play into the hands of the militant Palestinian group Hamas and inflict further damage to Israel’s standing in the region at an already tumultuous time.

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War on Gaza is Possible, Israeli officials say

Israel has threatened to escalate its deadly air and ground attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade for the past five years. On Monday, Israeli officials said that they were mulling over various options to punish the Palestinians of the territory and had not ruled out the possibility […]

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Israel’s call for red line over Iran nuclear program just noise: Obama

US President Barack Obama says Israel’s call for drawing red line over Iran’s nuclear energy program is just “noise” he tries to ignore. Obama made the remarks in an interview with CBS channel on Sunday, saying the issue concerns US national security decisions, and that he will do what is right for the US people. 

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Bin Laden driver suspected of organizing killing of US ambassador in Libya

As investigations widen in the case of the recent assault in Benghazi that left US Ambassador John Stevens and three other Americans dead, new intelligence suggests the attack was tied to al-Qaeda, and particularly an associate of Osama bin Laden. It has been suggested ever since the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi that terrorists […]

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Eleven enduring mysteries of 9/11

As the world pauses to remember the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States, it is also important to remember the inexplicable things that happened – and didn’t happen – that tragic day. After all, 9/11 is solely responsible for diminishing hard-fought US civil rights, as well as triggering wars around the world. […]

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‘The North will rise again’ – Muhammad Al-Ghazali

These certainly are not the best of times for the various states in the northern half of Nigeria. From lofty heights under the able and commanding leadership of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, the region has now become a problem onto itself. It is presently not only home to one of […]

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Israeli attack will meet Iran’s great response: Hezbollah’s Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says he does not believe Israel will attack Iran in the “foreseeable future,” warning that Tehran’s response to any potential assault will anyway be “great.”

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My 8-month ordeal in SSS custody, by Madalla Imam

A deputy imam of a mosque in Madalla who went missing along with four other Muslim clerics over the past eight months has been released from the custody of the State Security Service, Daily Trust learnt yesterday. Malam Abubakar Ahmed, the deputy chief Imam of a Madalla Juma’at mosque, which is located between the market […]

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FG confirms dialogue with Boko Haram via “back channel”

The federal government has confirmed that it is in dialogue with the fundamentalist sect Boko Haram, which has been raging insurgency across states in Northern Nigeria, claiming hundreds of lives. The dialogue with the sect is said to be holding through what is described as “back room channels”. This was made known by the Special […]

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