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Sweden
Sweden


Sweden Says ‘At Least One’ Submarine Was In Its Waters

(RFE/RL) — Sweden says “at least one” foreign submarine may have been operating in its waters off Stockholm. Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad told reporters in the Swedish capital on October 24 that such foreign underwater activity was “unacceptable.” Grenstad was speaking hours after the Swedish military announced it had called off its search for a […]

Map of Georgia highlighting Abkhazia (green) and South Ossetia (purple).
Map of Georgia highlighting Abkhazia (green) and South Ossetia (purple).


Abkhaz Leader Makes TV Address On Moscow-Proposed Treaty

(Civil.Ge) — In a televised address to the nation, Abkhaz leader Raul Khajimba said on October 22 that Moscow does not try to “impose” its proposed draft of new treaty on Abkhazia and called for “calm working atmosphere” to develop Sokhumi’s proposals and to avoid “discrediting idea” of expanding ties with Moscow. Reiterating that he […]

Crowd in New York
Crowd in New York


Doctor In New York Tests Positive For Ebola – Preliminary Results

A healthcare worker who recently returned from Ebola-stricken Guinea where he treated patients has been rushed to a New York City hospital with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Tests returned “preliminary positive results” for Ebola. Preliminary test results show that the patient is positive for the Ebola virus, the New York Times reports. The federal […]

Russia
Russia


Russia Training 1,200 Nigerian Special Forces

More than 1,200 Nigerian security personnel are in Russia receiving anti-insurgent training by Russian special forces. The trainees on return will form a nucleus of the special forces brigade to in particular combat the Boko Haram terrorist group. The majority of the personnel chosen for training are from the elite groups of the army, the […]

Boko Haram
Boko Haram


Nigeria: Islamists Reportedly Abduct Dozens Of Women

Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria’s north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, residents say, according to BBC News. The abductions have not been confirmed by the authorities, but residents say they took place a day after the military announced it had agreed a ceasefire with the Boko Haram […]

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, and an F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, prepare to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct strike missions against ISIL targets. George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Burck/Releasedl)
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, and an F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, prepare to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct strike missions against ISIL targets. George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Burck/Releasedl)


Activists: US-led Airstrikes Killed 553 In Syria

Syrian activists said a month of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria has killed 553 people, mostly militants from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the deaths include 464 Islamic State fighters and 32 civilians. The group, which has tracked the violence in Syria throughout the […]