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Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages

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Pages from a confidential whistleblower’s report obtained by The Associated Press, along with two printed Facebook pages that were active on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, are photographed in Washington. Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But Read More

Russia & China veto UN Security Council resolution on Syria truce that would’ve protected terrorists from ‘COMPLETE ANNIHILATION’

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Russia and China have blocked a UN Security Council resolution on the truce in Syria’s Idlib province as it didn’t provide an exemption for military action against terrorist groups blacklisted by the UN itself. It was the 13th time that Moscow has used its veto power at the UNSC since the Syrian conflict broke out Read More

Facebook to crack down on extremism by training AI with police videos

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New York attorney general announces Facebook anti-trust probe Letitia James says she is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys to determine whether Facebook ‘endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices or increased the price of advertising’; reaction from Rep. Ro Khanna, Democratic congressman from California. Facebook will work with law enforcement agencies to Read More

China condemns attacks on Saudi oil facilities

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Tuesday condemned an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, in a toughening of its language from the previous day, but again without saying who it believed was behind it. FILE PHOTO: Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China’s Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. Read More

Drone strikes on oil facilities were Yemen’s ‘reciprocal response’ for Saudi bombings – Rouhani

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said recent drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure were a proportionate Yemeni response to years of daily bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition. Speaking to reporters in Ankara following three-way talks between the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran, Rouhani suggested the drone attacks were a legitimate act of self-defense. Read More

Man beaten unconscious at Hong Kong protests

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There were multiple violent clashes between police and protesters across Hong Kong throughout the weekend, but one shocking incident, in which a middle-aged man was beaten unconscious, has since become viral. Though there were sporadic outbursts of violence reported in the region, one in particular saw a group of purported anti-Beijing protesters beat the 49-year-old Read More

Man beaten unconscious by Hong Kong protesters

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There were multiple violent clashes between police and protesters across Hong Kong throughout the weekend, but one shocking incident, in which a middle-aged man was beaten unconscious, has since become viral. Though there were sporadic outbursts of violence reported in the region, one in particular saw a group of purported anti-Beijing protesters beat the 49-year-old Read More

Criminals in Syria to have sentences cut under Assad amnesty

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Criminals in Syria, including those convicted of some of the most serious offences, will have their sentences cut as part of an amnesty by President Bashar al Assad. Those who were given the death penalty will now have a life sentence of hard labour, while life terms will be cut to 20 years in jail. Read More

Trump, Saudi Crown Prince speak on crude facility attack

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By Nadeem Hamid on 9/14/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) – President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Saturday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman after a swarm of explosive drones hit key oil-industry targets in Saudi Arabia, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. President Donald Trump speaks with Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Read More

Iran signs $440 million deal to develop Belal gas field

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Tehran has signed a $440 million contract with a local company to develop the Belal gas field Iran shares with Qatar. The country’s oil minister has celebrated the deal as a sign that no US sanctions can stop Iran’s oil industry. The contract was signed between Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), a subsidiary of Read More