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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in General business news & info, Education, Politics

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Op-Ed: New tactics to be used in Mosul battle as civilians killed soar

Mosul - Military officials say that Iraqi forces supported by US special forces and air attacks were set to deploy new tactics after their advance into old Mosul was slowed.

Op-Ed: U.S. general claims Russians are interfering in Libya

Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, the head of US forces in Africa claimed that there was an undeniable link between Russia and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army associated with the House of Representatives government.

New U.S. ambassador to Israel is pro-settler

Washington - The US Senate approved the appointment of David Friedman, president Donald Trump's former bankruptcy lawyer to be the United States' ambassador to Israel.

U.S. to keep some special forces troops in Libya

US Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, head of the US Africa Command, told reporters that the US needs to retain a small special operations force in Libya indefinitely.

City of Toronto school board ends all new U.S. trips for students

Toronto - The Toronto District School Board is canceling all new planned school trips to the United States until further notice due to the uncertainty with respect to whom could be affected by Trump's latest travel restrictions.

Op-Ed: U.S. aims to defeat Islamic State in Afghanistan in 2017

United States military officials said that US forces in Afghanistan would be upping the fight against ISIS-K or the Islamic State (IS), Khorasan Province branch, and are determined to defeat the group this year.

Op-Ed: Farmers hack John Deere tractors in order to repair them

US farmers are using Ukrainian firmware to get around what they consider a restrictive software licencing agreement that they were required to sign.

Op-Ed: Has the Trump stock market rally turned to a Trump slump?

Washington - In the past the Trump administration has boasted of the performance of the stock market as evidence of the success of its policies. Now that the market has begun to drop, White House secretary Sean Spicer has changed his tune.

Islamic State captures Iraqi colonel and other officers in Mosul

Mosul - During fierce clashes in the Old City of Mosul early Monday Islamic State (IS) fighters captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers as they ran out of ammunition according to an Iraqi Interior Ministry official.

Op-Ed: Electronic device ban on flights may not relate to security

Washington - The United States is barring passengers on direct flights from eight Muslim-majority countries from carrying any electronic devices larger than a mobile phone according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Massacre of 42 migrants blamed on Saudi-led coalition

Hodeida - Foreign Affairs Minister Abdusalam Omer speaking to the Somalia news agency SONNA on state TV demanded answers to the attack on a refugee boat off the coast of Yemen that killed 42 Somali migrants.

U.S. 14th, Canada 7th, in ranking of world's happiest countries

The World Happiness Report, was released today the International Day of Happiness. The report is by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network funded by the Ernesto Illy Foundation.

U.S. most unequal in wealth in recent Global Wealth Report

Figures released by the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Reports for November 2016 show that the US remains the fourth highest in mean wealth per adult at $344,692 after Switzerland, Iceland and Australia.

Body of rebel leader exhumed and displayed in Benghazi Libya

Benghazi - The Libyan National Commission for Human RIghts (LNCHR) has condemned the exhumation and apparent mutilation of the Islamist leader Jamal Makhzoum in Benghazi as a heinous war crime.

The theremin the early untouchable electronic instrument

The Theremin named after the Russian physicist Leon Theremin ( Lev Termin in Russian) is an early electronic musical instrument somewhat unique in that it is played without physical contact.

Op-Ed: Mass demonstrations held against militia groups in Tripoli Libya

Tripoli - Thousands of Libyans have mounted a mass demonstration against the powerful militias that dominate Tripoli. The demonstration was in the Martyr's Square.

The Trautonium an early electronic instrument

The Trautonium is an early electronic musical instrument invented about 1929 by Friedrich Trautwein in Berlin at his Musikhochschule' music and radio lab, the Rundfunkversuschstelle. The instrument is named after Trautwein.

Op-Ed: Ceasefire agreement among militia groups fails to hold in Tripoli

Tripoli - The Presidency Council(PC) of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) was able to broker an agreement among many brigades to stop fighting in Tripoli after many clashes the previous night.

Op-Ed: U.S. South Korean missile deployment angers Russia and China

While the sped-up deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to South Korea increased tension with North Korea, it also led to angry responses from Russia and China particularly China.

Op-Ed: Libyan Salvation government loses its headquarters

Tripoli - There were many different clashes taking place in Tripoli last night but one involved the Rixos hotel and adjacent buildings that are the headquarters of the Salvation Government and Khalifa Ghwell its leader.
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