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ISIS Kid Kills, Forced Confession, Two-Year Timelapse

ISIS VIDEO SHOWS CHILD KILLING TEEN
A video posted online by ISIS shows a young boy fatally shooting 19-year-old Muhammad Musallam, an Israeli Arab whom the terrorist group accused of being a spy for Mossad, the Israeli intelligence services, Reuters

  • Wearing an orange jumpsuit, Musallam is seen saying he had been recruited and trained by Mossad after his father and brother encouraged him.
  • He is then escorted to a field with the young boy and an older, French-speaking man who, according to France 24, may the half-brother of Mohamed Merah, who carried out the Toulouse and Montauban shootings in 2012.
  • Musallam’s father denied his son was a spy, saying last month he had gone missing while on a tourist trip in Turkey.
  • An Israeli security official said he had left for Syria to fight with ISIS.

IRAQI FORCES ENTER TIKRIT
The Iraqi military, in alliance with private Shia militias, have entered parts of Tikrit, a city northwest of Baghdad that has been under ISIS control since June 2014. This is part of a major offensive against the Sunni jihadist group.

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Russia, Ukraine And The West's Double Standard On International Law

With a passion that recalls the aftermath of World War II, politicians and commentators are demanding a global order that takes seriously the rules of the United Nations Charter — notably on respect for sovereignty and fundamental human rights.

During an emergency session on March 2, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to adopt a resolution condemning Russia on its invasion of Ukraine.

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While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the immediate spur, China’s conduct in the Indo-Pacific region has prompted similar calls.

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It’s more than a fight between autocracies and democracies, Fareed Zakaria recently argued in the Washington Post. This moment requires a rules-based international order that has inclusive global appeal beyond western interests.

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