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US Navy sacks top commanders after deadly warship collision

The US navy on Wednesday sacked two top commanders from a warship that was involved in a deadly collision with a tanker off Singapore, citing a “loss of confidence” in the officers. On August 21, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain smashed into a tanker as the warship headed …

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Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, setting in motion a …

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Electronics banned from cabins and some middle Eastern and African flights to US

The US government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting on Tuesday. The reason for the ban was not immediately clear. US security officials would not comment. The ban was revealed on …

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Senior Taliban commander dies in suspected US drone strike

A Taliban official says a suspected US drone strike the previous day killed a top commander of the militant Haqqani network – the man who in 2014 accompanied US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl when he was handed over to US authorities. The Taliban official identified the man as Qari Abdullah, …

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Nigeria: Buhari discuss with Trump over the U.S. arms deal

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari discussed a possible new arms deal with U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone on Monday to help the West African nation fight terrorism, the Nigerian presidency said. Nigeria has been fighting since 2009 against an insurgency by Boko Haram militants trying to set up an Islamic …

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We will build Mexico wall, says Trump

Donald Trump has said a “big day” is planned on national security, including an announcement to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico. The new US president is expected to sign several executive orders regarding immigration and border security over the next few days. They are …

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