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U.S., Mexico: Trump Announces Deal With Mexico, Suspends Tariff Threat
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
2nd Marine sentenced for role in strangulation death of Green Beret during 'hazing ritual' in Mali after accusing two of his killers of bringing prostitutes back to their safe house
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, 34, died of asphyxiation on June 4, 2017, during a 'prank' by two SEALs and two Marines

  • Staff Sergeant Kevin Maxwell Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday charges including negligent homicide, hazing and making false official statements

  • He was sentenced to four years at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina

  • The US Special Forces broke into Melgar's room, planned to choke him into unconsciousness and tie him up with duct-tape, to humiliate him

  • Upon noticing Melgar was not breathing after binding his feet, they tried to revive him and later in a clinic he was pronounced dead

  • SEAL Chief Petty Officer Adam C. Matthews pleaded guilty to lesser changes in exchange for his testimony and was sentenced to one year in military prison

  • New information revealed by Marine Staff Sgt. Kevin Maxwell, claims the group planned to film a sexual assault upon Melgar to embarrass him
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2019 08:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Depravity
Posted by: newc || 06/08/2019 15:09 Comments || Top||

#2  some "prank"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2019 15:43 Comments || Top||

#3  I don’t understand this one. Isn’t the point of a safe house that nobody knows you’re there? Bring in prostitutes and their pimps will know, not to mention anyone the pimps share information with...
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 17:20 Comments || Top||

Minnesota cop gets 12 years in prison for shooting dead innocent Australian yoga instructor who called 911 about a disturbance outside her home
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Somali-American Mohamed Noor, 33, was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for the 2017 killing of 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk Damond

  • Noor was convicted in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, but cleared of second-degree intentional murder

  • Noor read a statement in court apologizing for his 'error' that caused the tragedy

  • Defense team had proposed the judge sentence Noor to serve two weeks in jail every year on Damond's birthday and anniversary of her death

  • Judge instead imposed a sentence in line with what prosecutors had asked
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2019 07:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336083 views] Top|| File under:

#2  She got a death sentence. The usual suspects against the death penalty couldn't be reached for comment.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Sadly the Moscow on the Mississippi Minneapolis mayor and chief of police have not and will not be indicted.

And yes he was allowed to become a cop because of his race. Insane.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/08/2019 16:42 Comments || Top||

Homicide victim, 71, stabbed 43 times
[TIMESLEADER] WILKES-BARRE PA — Joseph Monka was stabbed 43 times and then the people charged in the Edwardsville man’s death went on a spending spree, a court was told Friday.

Monka, 71, was viciously beaten ‐ rendering him nearly unrecognizable in the autopsy photograph shown during the preliminary hearings for his granddaughter, Gabriella Elizabeth Long, 17, Mercedes Lin Hall, 16, Christopher Brian Cortez, 19, and Devin Malik Cunningham, 20, held before District Judge James Haggerty at the Luzerne County Courthouse.

Assistant district attorneys Jarrett Ferentino and Brittany Quinn allege Cortez and Cunningham killed Monka on April 15 and the four made off with $30,000 from a safe in his basement.

A state police criminal investigator testified that the four spent lavishly with that cash, buying clothes, sneakers, manicures and more.

The most graphic testimony, however, concerned the brutality of Monka’s death.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross testified Monka sustained 43 stab wounds, 15 cuts and two lacerations in addition to numerous blunt injuries on his head, face, torso and legs. Ross said Monka’s jugular vein was severed that would have caused instant death, but he noted Monka also could have afrom two direct stab wounds to the heart or three stab wounds to his lungs and liver.

Ross also said Monka had defensive wounds on his hands and arms.

Long had previously lived with her biological father in Maine, and had resided with Monka since March 7.
Long, who previously lived with her biological father in Maine, had resided with Monka since March 7.
I'm guessing, on no particular evidence, that she lived with her father because Mom was bad news or dead or otherwise absent. Then she became too much for Pop to handle, so he sent her to live with Grampaw, while he joined the foreign legion or more likely went up the river again.
Trooper Shawn Cooney testified that Hall, during a second interview after her arrest, claimed she was with Long in a bedroom at the house listening to music when Cortez and Cunningham left.
Sure she was. Two guys in the house, but they weren't with them, nope. That's the way teenagers visit.
Hall told Cooney that Cortez and Cunningham were gone for 30 minutes to one hour before she went looking for them.
"Duh... Where'd the guys go?"
"Thought they went to take a leak?"
"It's been a half hour."
"Maybe they hadda do number two."
"That'd account for the screams. Yup Yup."

Cooney testified Hall told him she knocked on Monka’s bedroom door and Cortez opened it covered in blood.
"Why you covered in blood, Cortez?"
"Cut myself shaving.”
"You shave?"

Monka’s body was found in a bedroom of his 30 Arch St. residence on April 17 by Edwardsville police Det. Michael Lehman, who responded to the house for a report of an unresponsive man.
Who reported it?
Lehman said there was blood "everywhere" in the bedroom and a television cabinet was on Monka’s lower half of the body.
"Quick, man! Hide da body!"
"Here. Help me put dis Motorola Quasar thing over him!"

Prosecutors suspect Monka was killed two days earlier.

Trooper Edward Urban testified Long, Hall and Cortez were locked away
Stick 'em up! Yer under arrest!
when they emerged from a motel room at the Red Roof Inn in Plains Township on April 17, minutes after Monka’s 2016 Kia Soul was found unattended in a parking lot. Cunningham was captured April 25 at his mother’s home in Fairfax, Va.
"Hi, Ma! Mind if I come visit for a few days?"
"Da house is full, Devin Malik!"
"Dat's okay. I can stay in da closet!"

Urban testified that after Monka was killed, the four slept in the Kia at a park because no one had identification to rent a motel room.
They were 16, 17, 19, and 20. Why would any of them have an ID? More likely, they didn't have a credit card among them that wasn't the old man's.
Urban said Cortez on April 16 gave a friend $3,000 to get a room at the Red Roof Inn.
"Why sure, Christopher Brian. I'll be happy to put a room at the Red Roof in on my credit card for you for $3,000... heh heh... Hello? Is dis da cops?... Lissen, dis is Mahmoud da Weasel!..."
Shortly after Long, Hall and Cortez were arrested, Urban said store receipts and shopping bags were found in their motel room, which prompted Sherlocks to retrieve surveillance video from the Wyoming Valley Mall.

During interviews with Long and Hall, Sherlocks allegedly learned they purchased clothes and sneakers at the mall and Hall got a manicure. They discarded their old clothes in garbage cans at the mall.
"Huh huh! No one will ever know!"
"Nope nope!".

Urban said they tracked the mall’s garbage container and searched at a landfill, finding old sneakers that were placed in a box for new sneakers and clothing.
"Here! Put yer blood soaked old sneakers in dis box!"
"Dat box is fer new sneakers!"
"Yeah! Dat's just it! Dey'll never guess!"

"A significant amount of money was spent, they spent thousands," Urban said, noting Sherlocks were continuing to account for all the spending.
"Cash purchases, officer? Nobody uses cash anymore... But wait! There were these four teenagers. They were covered with blood. That's how I remember them!"
Friday’s hearing was nearly continued when prosecutors announced they added charges of robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery against the four.
"Well, yeah. They took the money out of the poor old guy's safe. Add the robbery charge to the murder charges, just in case."
The added charge before the hearing caused Cortez’s attorney, David V. Lampman II, to claim prosecutors "ambushed us," with Attorney John Pike, co-defending Long with Attorney Mary Deady, saying it altered their defense strategy.
"I mean, murder, yeah. We wuz expecting dat! But robbery! Wowzers! Never saw it comin'!"
Lampman and Pike requested a continuance while Hall’s attorneys, Lawrence Kansky and Joann Smith, and Cunningham’s attorney, Allyson Kacmarsky, said they were ready to proceed with the hearing.
"Wait a minute! Robbery's not as bad as murder!"
"Yeah, it is!"
"Is not! Where'd you go to law school?"

Haggerty delayed the start of the hearing for one hour allowing defense lawyers to privately meet with their clients and review the added robbery charge.
"Is too!"
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maine is bucking for the Florida North title.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/08/2019 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  This was in Wilkes Barre, PA. Nothing ever happens there.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 11:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Gubbiner Wolf set up a death penalty moratorium, so they'll all get long taxpayer subsidized stays at the taxpayers' expense with better bennies than AOC is trying to bamboozle bribe voters with.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2019 17:35 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Jennifer Aniston says she's ready for a 'Friends' reboot
[IMAGES.DAWN] It'll be called "Old Friends."
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She appears to be desperate! Apparently she cannot get work anywhere.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/08/2019 5:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Also looking for a new dating pool.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#3  All the stars of Friends made millions of dollars while the show was being made but I think the real money started when it was in syndication. Then they each got paid millions per year for work they had already done. If there is a reboot, it won't be for the money. They don't need it. They need something to do with their lives besides counting their money.

There is no need to worry about poor Jennifer and where she'll get her next meal.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2019 12:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Reboot? The premise and characters weren’t interesting enough for a reboot.

A reunion movie on the other hand would probably do well if they kept their salaries in check.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 06/08/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
14 lions on the loose in South Africa
[Dhaka Tribune] A pride of 14 undocumented lions is on the loose near a mining community bordering South Africa's Kruger National Park, officials said Friday, and warned members of the public to be welcoming alert.

The lions have been spotted roaming around the Foskor phosphate mine outside the town of Phalaborwa on the western boundary of the famed wildlife park, which is fenced in.
Dat's because South Africans is racist.
It is suspected the big cats beat feet from the park to seek a new life, said the government of the northern Limpopo province, which has allocated rangers to monitor the pride while officials decide where to deport send them.

"Employees at Foskor Mine and members of the public are hereby advised to be alert at all times," the provincial department of environment and tourism said in an online statement immediately denounced by the Limpopo Lions' Club.

It said a meeting of government and park officials had concluded that the lions must be captured and released into the Kruger National Park.
"How do you capture a lion?"
"Carefully. Very carefully."

But park front man Ike Phaahla said this was not feasible, as the new arrivals "will continually break out as other dominant lions will be mean to them chase them out."
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

-Land of the Free
Jury awards Gibson’s Bakery $11 million against Oberlin College
[LEGALINSURRECTION] Punitive damage phase to start next Tuesday, which could increase the damages to $33 million.
Couldn't happen to a nicer institution of higher learning. Ptui.
Meredith Raimondo was held liable on the libel and interference with business relations, but not intentional infliction of emotional distress. By stipulation, the college is responsible for any amounts awarded against her, so she will not pay anything out of pocket.

We followed this case from the start of the protests, through the lawsuit process, and now trial. Here’s my statement:

The verdict sends a strong message that colleges and universities cannot simply wind up and set loose student social justice warriors and then wash their hands of the consequences. In this case, a wholly innocent 5th-generation bakery was falsely accused of being racist and having a history racial profiling after stopping three black Oberlin College students from shoplifting. The students eventually pleaded guilty, but not before large protests and boycotts intended to destroy the bakery and defame the owners. The jury appears to have accepted that Oberlin College facilitated the wrongful conduct against the bakery.
Alma Mater of Lena Dunham, so they have already committed crimes against humanity and nature
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336083 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Great news.
Posted by: Dale || 06/08/2019 7:51 Comments || Top||

#2  SJWs meet real victims. Now pay the price for your racist hatred.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2019 8:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Honest to crap we desperately need more conservatives to sue.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/08/2019 10:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Oh please oh please let the judgement increase to $33 million.
Posted by: Charles || 06/08/2019 12:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Oberlin's insurers aren't going to pay this off :-)
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2019 12:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, nothing "accidental" about this. Insurance execs are probably smirking.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Seen on Instapundit:

Oberlin College insurer likely to reject coverage for Gibson Bakery $11 million verdict, and also for the potential additional $22 million in punitive damages, if those are awarded in a separate hearing.

This could potentially put Oberlin, already financially imperiled, out of business.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 15:09 Comments || Top||

#8  not likely out of business, but having to tap endowments. Raimundo shouldn't make long-term housing leases
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2019 15:34 Comments || Top||

#9  Oberlin's insurers aren't going to pay this off

"Hey, wait! No one told us there would be a cost to our rotten nonsense. Or that *we* would have to pay it. That's just unfair!"
Posted by: SteveS || 06/08/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Ebola cases explode in Congo ... just as Congo migrants begin crossing our unguarded border
[American Thinker]
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2019 08:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under:

#2  Perfect for Sanctuary cities with tons of trash and human feces in the streets. Neighboring states need an emergency health containment plan for the borders.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2019 12:01 Comments || Top||

Man arrested for torturing mentally challenged teen
[Dhaka Tribune] Police locked away
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
a man in a case filed over torturing a mentally challenged teenage boy in the Tarail upazila of Kishoreganj.

According to locals, the incident occurred when the victim, Mosharof, accidentally trespassed into private property of Mukhlesur Rahman, a former customs official, in the Purbodori Jahangirpur area on Thursday morning, reports Bangla Tribune.

A video of Mosharof being tied to a tree and beaten mercilessly went viral on the social media.

Tarail cop shoppe OC Mujibur Rahman said: "The victim’s brother Saddam Hossain filed a case against three men. We have arrested one of the accused."

Upon primary investigation the boy was indeed found to be mentally challenged, he added.

Regarding the matter Mukhlesur Rahman said: "Three infiltrated my house to take my life. Two managed to escape, so one of them was beaten as a suspected thief."

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UK PM Theresa May quits as Conservative Party leader, sparking succession race
[DAWN] British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver, Brexit.

May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but has relinquished control over the direction of Britannia's tortuous departure from the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
Brexit is still scheduled for Oct 31 but while her rivals thrash it out, the project remains stuck, with the only divorce plan agreed with Brussels stuck in parliament.

May took office after the 2016 referendum vote to leave the EU and has spent the past three years working on the plan, delaying Brexit twice to try to get it through. But she finally acknowledged defeat in a tearful resignation speech last month, the culmination of months of political turmoil that has slowly sapped all her authority.

Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336067 views] Top|| File under:

#1  >May took office after the 2016 referendum vote to leave the EU and has spent the past three years working on the plan, delaying Brexit twice to try to get it through.

Odd way of saying she's done everything possible to not follow the referendum voters instruction to leave the EUSSR.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/08/2019 3:59 Comments || Top||

#2  She's the British answer to Jimmy Carter.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#3  No she is not; even Peanut Boy had a firm ‘sell by’ date; none of this ‘interim’ crap.
why our British cousins tolerate it is beyond me, but them I am not likely to sit down to a meal of Spotted Dick.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/08/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#4  May steps down as leader of her fake Conservative Party, paving way for the next fake conservative to step up and bind Britain to the EU, whilst vociferously announcing dates for Brexit and repeatedly running referendums.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 10:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Hard Brexit. HARD.
Posted by: Charles || 06/08/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Sometimes you just have to walk away.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2019 12:34 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
U.S., Mexico: Trump Announces Deal With Mexico, Suspends Tariff Threat
[Twitter-Stratfor] U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on June 7 that Mexico and the United States have reached an agreement over immigration-related issues. As a result, the 5 percent tariffs on imports from Mexico that Trump had planned for June 10 have been indefinitely delayed. The State Department later released details of the agreement. Among other things, Mexico agreed to deploy its national guard throughout the country with a focus on its southern border, and to change certain migration protocols to allow the United States to send asylum seekers to Mexico until their case is heard.
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#1  Yuuuuuge win. Senate RINOs look like wusses. Trump should campaign hard for black vote. He has done more to improve the lot of blacks than any president in 50 years.
Posted by: Charong Crusomble7850 || 06/08/2019 6:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Is the Mexican National Guard any less corrupt than the Federal Police? By activating the NG could we see less trafficing in people and drugs, et. al?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Wow! That didn't take long, did it? Hammer meet nail!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/08/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder if we have a stationary satellite on the Mexico-Guatemala border. Silly me. Where don't we?
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 06/08/2019 8:18 Comments || Top||

#5  The part where the seekers wait around in Mexico was a gem.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 10:45 Comments || Top||

#6  To quote the sages:

That's not a threat, that's a promise.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/08/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Now Trump gives them the chance to live up to it. Which they probably won't. Then he can point to this saying "I gave them a chance".

Though another part of my thinks a covert deal was made. Allow our SF to operate freely against the cartels. We'll see in the coming months I suppose.
Posted by: Charles || 06/08/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Glad to see Trump using the threat of tariffs to get Mexico to budge on the illegal immigrants problem. Now, if he could squeeze Congress to do their jobs instead of playing politics and trying to dream up impediments to Trump doing his job.

Trump was right about NAFTA. Perot talked about the sucking sound of jobs leaving for Mexico because of NAFTA. He was right as well. Many small towns around here lost manufacturing because of NAFTA.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/08/2019 14:49 Comments || Top||

#9  The next thing he should do is charge 10% on all money leaving the US unless a Social Security Number is supplied. The IRS should check out the social security number.
Posted by: Ebbeting Untervehr4655 || 06/08/2019 15:15 Comments || Top||

#10  amen
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2019 15:44 Comments || Top||

#11  Trump reached an immigration reform agreement with Mexico Friday evening. The deal essentially ends catch-and-release, having Mexico offering migrants jobs and health care while they wait for their asylum claims to be heard in the U.S.

“Those [migrants] crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their [US.] asylum claims,” the State Department said in the joint declaration.

In response, Mexico will authorize the entrance of all of those individuals for humanitarian reasons, in compliance with its international obligations, while they await the adjudication of their asylum claims. Mexico will also offer jobs, healthcare, and education according to its principles.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 06/08/2019 19:44 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
What Separates Chernobyl from Three Mile Island and Fukushima
[NATIONALREVIEW] Europe: "Chernobyl's a nuclear disaster!"
Soviet Union: "Nothing happened!"
Europe: "Sweden's glowing!"
Soviet Union: "Minor accident. Everything's under control."
Europe: "A 700 foot reindeer just stomped Helsinki!"
Soviet Union: "Chernobyl under control. Population evacuated. Nothing to worry about."
Europe: "Minsk has been overun by a plague of blood-squirting three eyed toads!"
Soviet Union: "Chernobyl part of classified military training area. No spies allowed!"
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336079 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Windscale in the UK was also handled with a large dose of secrecy, but seems the management were a lot better than at Chernobyl
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/08/2019 3:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Aging infrastructure
Analog controls requiring manual monitoring
Jaded inadequately trained workforce
Insufficient management engagement
Unpracticed safety and disaster plans

Huh, they're all the same.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Skidmark, that almost described my time in Uncle Rickover's Nuclear Navy. Except for the drills part.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/08/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#6  One difference is Chernobyl had a Sears garden shed for a containment building.
Posted by: Davemac25 || 06/08/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#7  A flammable graphite reactor to start.
Posted by: Woodrow Omeans5852 || 06/08/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#8  Fermi 1 prototype breeder reactor failed and shut down for several years. Can't help but think that Fermi 1 and Three-Mile Island added to the hysteria that scuttled the Clinch River Breeder Reactor. This all happened before Chernobyl. Three-Mile Island was controlled whereas Chernobyl was a runaway reactor. Fukushima was a different story with a 9.1 magnitude earthquake and huge tsunami.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/08/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Worthwhile read on the subject...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#10  More people died in an Oldsmobile driven by Ted Kennedy than died at Three Mile Island.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2019 23:11 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
An inside look into Lockheed's top secret Skunk Works that designed the U.S.' first spy plane during the Cold War - tested out at Area 51 and mistaken for UFOs in the 50s
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2019 09:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336079 views] Top|| File under:

Fly to the Space Station for $50 million! NASA will send TOURISTS on 30-day trips aboard the International Space Station starting in 2020
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Sat 2019-06-08
  U.S., Mexico: Trump Announces Deal With Mexico, Suspends Tariff Threat
Fri 2019-06-07
  Houthis kill imam, 9 worshippers for following Saudi Eid al-Fitr moon sighting
Thu 2019-06-06
  ISIS claiming to exterminate a Pakistani Intel agent
Wed 2019-06-05
  Nanagarhar: Senior ISIS leader hailing from India killed in Afghanistan airstrike
Tue 2019-06-04
  Sri Lanka Muslim ministers resign en masse over Easter bombings
Mon 2019-06-03
  Houthi rebels launch a drone attack on a military parade for Saudi-led coalition forces in the port city of Aden
Sun 2019-06-02
  Al-Quds rally rejects ‘deal of the century’
Sat 2019-06-01
  Islamic Jihad chief says Gaza groups can fire 1,000 rockets a day at Israel
Fri 2019-05-31
  COAS endorses death sentence for retired brigadier, a civilian for 'espionage, leaking information'
Thu 2019-05-30
  IDF Destroying Hezbollah's Last, Largest Cross-Border Attack Tunnel
Wed 2019-05-29
  22 Released from 'Islamic State Kidnapping' in DR Congo
Tue 2019-05-28
  IS claims responsibility for a Bangladesh explosion
Mon 2019-05-27
  Gunmen raid Burkina Faso church, kill four
Sun 2019-05-26
  Sri Lanka Troops Launch Major Hunt for Islamists Linked to Suicide Attacks
Sat 2019-05-25
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