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“Huge win” for 1998 embassy bombing victims

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/18/20, 04:29 pm

SUDAN: In a unanimous ruling on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed what representatives for the plaintiffs called “a huge win” to victims of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, ruling that Sudan owes victims both compensatory and punitive damages. The decision in Opati v. Republic of Sudan vacates a lower court ruling and goes against arguments from the U.S.

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Pensacola shooter linked to al-Qaeda

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/18/20, 01:45 pm

Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani communicated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the months leading up to his shooting rampage at a Florida military base that killed three American sailors. U.S. officials said Monday that the Saudi air force officer had been radicalized for at least five years and meticulously planned his Dec. 6, 2019, attack on Naval Air Station Pensacola.

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Turkey unleashes migrants on Europe

International | Syrian refugees head west into Bulgaria and Greece
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/02/20, 06:12 pm

TURKEY: “Europe will never allow itself to be blackmailed,” said European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas after Turkey reneged on a 2016 agreement, and opened its borders to allow Syrian refugees and other migrants to leave the country for Europe.

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