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Baghdad market attack condemned by Germany
Aug14

Baghdad market attack condemned by Germany

Germany’s Federal Foreign Office in Berlin condemned the terrorist attack in Baghdad 13 August 2015 which so far [14 August 2015] has claimed more than 60 lives. A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson, who wasn’t named, in a statement said: “I condemn this cowardly act of terrorism in the strongest possible terms. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the many innocent people who were injured....

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UK condemns Baghdad market attack
Aug13

UK condemns Baghdad market attack

British Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood condemned the terrorist attack on a busy open market in Baghdad on 13 August 2015. In the early hours of the morning terrorists targeted innocent civilians at the Jameela market in Sadr City in the Iraqi capital, killing and injuring many people. Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, said Britain strongly condemns “this awful attack.” “I am saddened to...

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Has ISIL ‘overplayed’ its hand? The view from IISS think tank
Feb05

Has ISIL ‘overplayed’ its hand? The view from IISS think tank

Has the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, also known under various other identities and acronyms (IS, ISIS etc), overplayed its hand with the videoed burning to death of Jordanian air force pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh? London think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies believes so. In a comment by Ben Fishman, consulting senior fellow for the Middle East and North Africa at the privately run Institute, the think tank cited the...

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Money-laundering: The risks near and far
Jan28

Money-laundering: The risks near and far

A recent international seminar in Tunisia on money laundering focused attention on this key issue of financial malfeasance and the risks that persist near and far for professional individuals, business institutions and governments at large. The organiser of the event, the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has been campaigning against money laundering as only a governance-savvy and responsible bank can do,...

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