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Islamic State's ‘Beatles’ could finally face justice for alleged role in beheading Americans

Following a phone call with Attorney General William Barr, the parents of Americans killed by the Islamic State (IS) are hopeful two IS detainees will face justice.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Islamic State | Aug 10, 2020
al-monitor Palestinians protest terrorism on Feb. 13, 2015. The poster shows a picture of US aid worker Kayla Mueller, who was murdered while being held hostage by the Islamic State. Photo by ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images.

Trump Pentagon nominee questioned about firm's link to killing of Saudi journalist

The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding up the nomination of Louis Bremer over questions whether his firm trained those implicated in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Jared Szuba | Defense/Security cooperation | Aug 9, 2020
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US military delivers humanitarian aid to Lebanon in wake of Beirut explosion

The US military is sending three aircraft loads of food, water and medical supplies to Beirut.

Jared Szuba | Beirut explosion | Aug 6, 2020
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Pentagon contradicts Trump’s claim on Beirut ‘attack’

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper contradicted Donald Trump's suggestion that the explosion in Beirut was an "attack," saying instead that it was likely caused by an accident.

Jared Szuba | Trump | Aug 5, 2020
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Intel: US says there’s no ‘winning side’ in Libya

The US is amplifying calls to restore oil sharing in Libya in hopes of stabilizing the conflict and likely reducing Hifter's dependence on Russia

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Aug 5, 2020
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