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US Confirms Hostages’ Deaths In Al-Qaeda Raid

US Confirms Hostages’ Deaths In Al-Qaeda Raid

The United States has disclosed that a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages who were being held by al-Qaeda. Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by the militants since 2011, was one of those killed in the raid in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The other hostage that was killed was

Cyber Attack: Obama Vows US Response to North Korea

The United States would respond proportionately to a North Korea cyber attack that damaged Sony Pictures Entertainment, Barack Obama, US President has promised. The American President stated this after the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Pyongyang was responsible for the cyber attack. “We will respond. We will respond proportionately and we’ll respond in a place

Obama Orders Ban on Crimea Trade

Barack Obama, US President has ordered a ban on the export of goods, technology and services to Crimea. The executive order also imposes new sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies. “The executive order is intended to provide clarity to US corporations doing business in the region and reaffirm that the United States will

‘CIA Torture Methods Brutal And Wrong’-Obama

Barack Obama, President of the United States has said that some of the tactics described in a Senate report on harsh CIA interrogations were “brutal”, “wrong” and “counterproductive.” He said that the CIA techniques, employed in the wake of September 11, 2001 bombing, “were not only inconsistent with our values as a nation, they did not serve

US to send Additional 1,500 Troops to Iraq

The US is to send 1,500 more non-combat troops to Iraq to boost Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State, IS, militants. The latest deployment will more than double the US presence in Iraq. President Barack Obama authorised the deployment following a request from Iraq’s government. IS militants control large areas of Iraq and Syria but have

UN Climate Summit: China, US Pledge Action

China has pledged for the first time to take firm action on climate change, telling a UN summit that its emissions, the world’s highest, would soon peak. Zhang Gaoli, Vice-Premier also said China would make its economy much more carbon efficient by 2020. Also, Barack Obama, US President said climate change was moving faster than

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