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US Strike Kills Senior IS Commander In Afghanistan

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US Strike Kills Senior IS Commander In Afghanistan

A U.S. strike over the weekend killed a senior Islamic State commander Abu Sayeed Orakzai in eastern Afghanistan.

A spokesman for U.S. forces said the American military launched a counter-terrorism strike that targeted the real enemies of Afghanistan, the same enemies who threaten america.

Orakzai, known as the head of the Islamic group, was killed alongside nine other members of the militant group.

Deputy spokesman for the Afghan presidency Shah Hussain says the operation showed the government’s determination to fight terrorism.

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Sudan’s President Visits Damascus For The First Time

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Sudan's President Visits Damascus For The First Time

For the first time, an Arab leader, Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, has visited Damascus since the Syrian war began eight years ago.

He was received in the capital by Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. The two leaders are said to have discussed relations and issues of common interest to Arab countries.

Al-Bashir is reported to have expressed the hope at their meeting that Syria will soon regain its leading role in the region.  He is also said to have promised his country’s support to protect Syria’s territorial integrity.

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China Allows Canadian Diplomats Meet With Detained Citizen

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China Allows Canadian Diplomats Meet With Detained Citizen

China has reconsidered and given Canadian diplomats a chance to meet the second of two of its citizens being held by Beijing for more than a week now.

Two Canadians, businessman Michael Spavor, and a former diplomat, Michael Kovrig, have both been detained in China since the arrest in Canada of Huawei’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States. She is on bail in Canada awaiting an extradition hearing.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is against the detentions in Beijing.  He also says his government takes the matter very seriously.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, the two men should be freed.

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Theresa May And Tony Blair In Heated Argument Over Brexit Deal

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Theresa May And Tony Blair In Heated Argument Over Brexit Deal

There was a public outcry between British prime minister Theresa May and former prime minister and Labour Party leader Tony Blair over the Brexit deal.

May was just short of calling Blair’s pronouncements irresponsible, but she said Blair was insulting voters and that his actions could undermine her government. Blair says the way to break the current impasse between the parliament and the prime minister is to hold another Brexit referendum.

Blair was prime minister from 1997 till 2007. He has accused the conservative leader, Theresa May, of being “irresponsible.”

Blair, who is against exiting the EU, is seizing on May’s unpopular deal in the house of commons to galvanize the public to demand a new vote.

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