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ISIS reemerging in Iraq

International | Pentagon warns of the terror group’s attempt to rebuild its physical caliphate
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/20/18, 02:32 pm

IRAQ: Over the weekend, Iraq media reported that more than 100 ISIS vehicles were seen between Kirkuk and Mosul, just after the Pentagon warned on Friday that ISIS “is well-positioned to rebuild and work on enabling its physical caliphate to reemerge.”

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Divided by war, Korean families see each other again

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/20/18, 11:32 am

About 90 elderly South Koreans on Monday crossed into North Korea to reunite briefly with family members separated from them during the Korean War. Buses carrying the South Koreans arrived at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort, as agreed upon by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a summit in April. South Korea has repeatedly requested more frequent reunions between separated family members as those affected age into their 80s and 90s. The North has only agreed to brief, one-time reunions.

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North and South Korea agree to new summit

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/13/18, 10:57 am

North and South Korean leaders will meet in September for their third summit since April amid improving relations, the nations announced Monday. Officials from both countries held high-level talks Monday at the border village of Panmunjom for nearly two hours. A joint statement by the two Koreas confirmed the upcoming summit but did not provide additional details. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in last met in April and agreed to another summit in the fall in Pyongyang, the North’s capital.

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