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Ken Hanly

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



Poll shows 16 percent in France have favorable view of ISIS

London - ICM Research polled people in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom as to whether they have favorable of unfavorable attitudes to ISIS, now calling itself the Islamic State.

Syrian rebels clash with UN forces in Golan Heights

Jerusalem - The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force(UNDOF) has been in the Golan Heights area since 1974. There are 1,223 troops from six countries in all: Fiji, India, Ireland, Nepal, Netherlands, and the Philippines.

Libyan militia occupy residential annex of US embassy in Tripoli

Tripoli - Libyan militia members believed to be from Misrata took control of a residential annex of the US Embassy in Tripoli although there is no report of any breach of the main embassy compound.

Abdullah Abdullah pulls out of Afghan presidential audit

Kabul - The first deadline for the inauguration of the new Afghan president, August 25, has already passed. Now it seems the new Sept. 2 deadline will also be missed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, has pulled out of the auditing process.

Georgia man died after being Tasered up to 13 times

Atlanta - Last April 11th officers in East Point Georgia, southwest of Atlanta, used a Taser gun on Gregory Towns as many as 13 times in order to make him get up and walk. Towns was handcuffed at the time.

Op-Ed: Yazidis betrayed by their neighbors in Iraq

Sinjar - The Yazidis had long been subject to persecution before the Islamic State seized one of the main towns Sinjar and villages in the area. Sunni Arab neighbours and Kurds considered them "devil worshipers."

Op-Ed: Both IS and Iraqi security forces guilty of war crimes

Baghdad - While no doubt the scale of Islamic State(IS) crimes are greater than those of Iraq security forces, both groups are guilty of what can only be termed war crimes.

Afghan presidency still not settled

Kabul - Although August 25 was set as the date for inauguration of the new Afghan president the issue of who will be president is still not settled even after several months of recounts and audits of the votes subsequent to the summer vote.

Op-Ed: Is U.S. administration again using the NYTimes as its mouthpiece?

Tripoli - Four senior U.S. officials told the New York Times that the first two attacks targeting Islamist militia in Tripoli were a joint operation of Egypt and the UAE.

Op-Ed: New Libyan prime minister appointed by GNC in Tripoli

Tripoli - The outgoing Libyan parliament or General National Congress (GNC) met today and elected a new prime minister. The GNC claims to have replaced the House of Representatives.

Op-Ed: Tripoli bombed for third night by unidentified aircraft

Tripoli - For a third night unidentified aircraft struck targets in Tripoli. The attacks came just hours after the Misrata militia claim they have finally gained control of the Tripoli International AIrport from the rival Zintan brigades.

Op-Ed: Status and function of the James Foley beheading video

Most responses to the video posted on line that depicts an IS executioner beheading journalist James Foley are complete outrage. However, a few responses question whether a genuine execution is taking place.

Op-Ed: Violence stymies Iraqi attempts to form new government

Baghdad - After a long struggle, the Iraqi parliament was able to choose a new speaker, a Sunni, and a new president, a Kurd, and finally after much friction a new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, a Shia.

Op-Ed: Mystery plane bombs Tripoli again for a second night

Tripoli - For the second time in a week CIA-linked General Haftar has claimed responsibility for an attack by air on targets mostly associated with Operation Dawn. The Misrata militia are one of the main groups involved with Operation Dawn.

Op-Ed: US contemplating extension of attacks on IS into Syria

Washington D.c. - The US is not only escalating its bombing activities to help the Kurds and central government in Iraq, it is now beginning to talk of the necessity of attacking IS in Syria as well.

Op-Ed: Marketing eyeballs with RBT

Brandon - Many sites on the internet including news networks such as Digital Journal are partially if not wholly funded by advertising. Advertising on the internet has become a very complicated business and includes many complex operations.

Chilean students take to the streets again in Santiago

Santiago - Students in Chile are out in force again protesting the slow pace of education reform as thousands of peaceful protesters marched through the capital Santiago yesterday, August 21.

Four brothers beheaded for smuggling marijuana into Saudi Arabia

Riyad - Two sets of brothers were beheaded using swords in the city of Jajran in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday August 18th after being convicted of smuggling marijuana into the country according to the Saudi Interior Ministry.

Op-Ed: CIA-Linked Haftar claims international support for Tripoli attack

Tripoli - Even though CIA-linked General Haftar claims his bombing of Misrata militia in Tripoli was a joint effort with the international community there seems little attention let alone analysis in the media of what is happening in Libya

Yemen pays $1 million to families of U.S. drone victims

Sanaa - The Yemeni government has paid out more than $1 million U.S. to relatives of victims of a U.S. drone strike. Documents verifying the payments show that there was evidence that many casualties were civilians with no Al Qaeda connections.
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