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11/12/2019 AFP Iraqi protesters rally as UN steps up mediation efforts Iraqi protesters shut down state institutions Tuesday as the United Nations stepped up pressure on the government to enact a raft of reforms in response to anti-government rallies. Backed by the country's top Shiite authority, the UN's phased plan demands an immediate end to violence that has killed more than 300 people since protests erupted in October. http://jordantimes.com/news/region/iraqi-protesters-rally-un-steps-mediation-efforts
11/12/2019 alarabiya New kidnapping case reported as female activists targeted in Iraq Iraqi activist Mary Mohammad, one of the participants in the protests and famous for helping protesters demanding the ousting of the regime has disappeared, according to reports that are circulating on social media. Iraqi activists who condemned the kidnapping tweeted that Mary Mohammad disappeared four days ago with no trace of her whereabouts. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2019/11/13/New-kidnapping-case-reported-as-female-activists-targeted-in-Iraq-.html
11/12/2019 NYTimes ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi May Have Had U.S. Hostage Executed, Witness Says After the Islamic State declared that Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old humanitarian worker from Arizona it was holding hostage, was killed in an airstrike in Syria in 2015, her parents became increasingly frustrated with the government’s slow hunt for answers about her death and turned to a former F.B.I. agent for help. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/isis-leader-al-baghdadi-may-have-had-us-hostage-executed-witness-says/ar-BBWEQho?ocid=spartanntp
11/12/2019 WaPo Trump offers trade deal, sanctions workaround to Erdogan for better U.S.-Turkey relations President Trump has offered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, due to visit the White House Wednesday, a package of inducements for better U.S.-Turkey relations that is virtually identical to those the administration proposed last month in a failed effort to stop Turkey’s invasion of Syria. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-military-imagery-shows-possible-atrocities-by-turkish-backed-forces-in-syria/2019/11/12/08d7d760-0565-11ea-a5e2-fccc16fa3576_story.html
11/12/2019 Reuters Islamic State detainees in Syria a 'ticking time-bomb' Some 10,000 Islamic State detainees held in prisons in northeastern Syria present a major security risk, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, urging countries to take back their citizens who joined the group and were detained. “It’s a ticking time bomb to simply have the better part of 10,000 detainees, many of them foreign fighters,” the official, told reporters in a conference call. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-islamicstate-usa/islamic-state-detainees-in-syria-a-ticking-time-bomb-state-dept-official-idUSKBN1XM2IQ?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29&&rpc=401
11/12/2019 VOA US Airstrike Mistakenly Kills 4 Afghan Soldiers An airstrike carried out by American forces in eastern Afghanistan has mistakenly killed at least four Afghan soldiers and injured six others. A provincial police spokesman said the overnight incident occurred in the troubled Logar province during clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents. Shahpoor Ahamadzai told VOA the fighting erupted Monday night after insurgents assaulted a security outpost near the provincial capital of Pul-e-Alam. https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/officials-us-airstrike-mistakenly-kills-4-afghan-soldiers
11/12/2019 CNN Afghan prisoner swap to free American, Australian hostages in exchange for Taliban prisoners Afghanistan is to "conditionally" release three high-ranking Taliban prisoners in exchange for two American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) professors who were kidnapped by the group three years ago, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday. Ghani said that Afghanistan had decided to release the prisoners "to pave the way" for the release of US citizen Kevin King and Australian citizen Timothy Weeks. https://us.cnn.com/2019/11/12/asia/afghanistan-taliban-prisoners-intl/index.html
11/10/2019 PressTV Top Afghan official claims Daesh ‘defeated’ in Nangarhar A top security official in Afghanistan says the Daesh terrorist group has been “defeated” in one of the key eastern provinces of the country, amid an ongoing offensive by the Kabul government against the terrorists operating across the troubled region. Acting Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi told reporters during a press briefing in Jalalabad, Nangarhar’s provincial capital, on Sunday that Daesh militants “were defeated and their centers were destroyed” in the troubled province. https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/11/10/610871/Afghanistan-Daesh-defeated-Nangarhar
11/10/2019 Reuters Afghan poll results may be delayed again as candidates spar over recount - officials The result of the Afghan presidential election may be further delayed, two officials said, after the main challenger to incumbent Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday he would not agree to the addition of hundreds of thousands of what he called suspicious votes to a planned recount. The Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Saturday that it would recount ballots from more than 8,000 polling stations - almost a third of the total - due to what it called discrepancies in their system. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-afghanistan-election/afghan-poll-results-may-be-delayed-again-as-candidates-spar-over-recount-officials-idUKKBN1XK0EV?rpc=401&
11/10/2019 AfghanistanTimes Killer of Paktia judges killed in Logar airstrike An airstrike in central Logar province has killed the assassins of the Paktika judges, who have lost their lives in a Taliban ambush in Mohammad Agha district of Logar last week, military officials said Sunday Head of Logar provincial council, Hasibullah Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that the judges have been targeted on Kabul-Logar highway in Baqiabad village of the district. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/killer-of-paktia-judges-killed-in-logar-airstrike/