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US designates Boko Haram, ISIS entities ‘of particular concern’

•Labels Saudi Arabia, Iran, N/Korea countries of concern •Russia placed on special watch list    Jude Johnson with Agency report  The United States has announced the designation of the Boko Haram terrorist group as an entity “of particular concern”. The US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in a statement revealed the designation of Boko Haram

Osama bin Ladin’s mother speaks for the first time

Martin Chulov Translation by Nadia al-Faour Editor's note: Nearly 17 years since 9/11, Osama bin Laden’s family remains an influential part of Saudi society – as well as a reminder of the darkest moment in the kingdom’s history. Can they escape his legacy?   On the corner couch of a spacious room, a woman

US opposes UN authorizing 5 countries to fight extremists

 The United States is opposing a French-drafted U.N. resolution that would authorize military action by five countries in Africa’s vast Sahel region against extremist groups. France’s U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre says the African Union and the five countries — Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad — have asked for Security