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2 HOURS AGO - New York Post

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ISIS received up to $45M in ransom in last year

UNITED NATIONS — The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past...

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2 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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South Sudan warns UN against imposing sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - South Sudan warned Tuesday that imposing sanctions will only make it harder to find an elusive peace in a yearlong conflict that has ripped the country apart and killed thousands of civilians. Ambassador Francis Deng told the U.N. Security Council that targeted sanctions suggested ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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UN extends South Sudan peacekeeping mission

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday unanimously extended the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for another six months. The was followed by a brief statement from South Sudan's representative, who said his government remains confident that a peace agreement is possible with rebels ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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South Sudan warns U.N. that sanctions could fuel confrontation

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan warned the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that imposing sanctions to try to end nearly a year of violence in the world's youngest state would likely "harden positions toward confrontation rather than cooperation."

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4 HOURS AGO - Eurasia Review

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ISIL Received $45 Million In Ransoms This Year

ISIL militants operating in Syria and Iraq have received as much as $45 million in ransoms in the past year, a UN expert says. Yotsna Lalji, a United Nations expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaeda, warned during a meeting of the UN Security Council’s counter-terrorism committee that kidnapping for ransom by ISIL and other terrorist groups […] The post ISIL Received ...

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