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US Vice President praises world’s most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia’s democracy and moderate form of Islam after meeting Thursday with the president of the world’s most populous Muslim nation. The comments, though routine, had significance for Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who a day earlier suffered a serious political setback when a political ally was […]

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WATCH: Trump praises his military for dropping the biggest non-nuclear bomb in history

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons […]

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US warned Russia they were about to pummel Syria with missiles

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Xinhua) — The United States had notified Russia before it launched dozens of missiles on Syria, said a Pentagon official on Thursday. “Russian forces were notified in advance of the strike using the established deconfliction line,” said Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis in a statement. “U.S. military planners took precautions to minimize risk […]