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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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So when did assassination talk become so mundane that we could read newspaper headlines about Cabinet secretaries planning the assassination of the Deputy President and move on to continue with business as usual?
Reports are awash that some state officers having been meeting to plot the assassination of Deputy President William Ruto.
Gantz, therefore, will not be "returning" to a policy of targeted assassinations but embarking upon a continuation of Israel's policy.
Congress mandated in 1992 that all assassination documents be released within 25 years, but Trump has the power to block them on the grounds that making them public would harm intelligence or military operations, law enforcement or foreign relations.
According to reports, Muhaysini has himself escaped death in two attempted assassinations in recent months, as the assassination operations against terrorist commanders has intensified in Idlib.
"Indeed, we believed that one new assassination was being planned.
A closer analysis of the time line of royal assassinations shows that their distribution is far from regular.
To better understand the role of assassinations in history, we collected data on all assassination attempts on national leaders from 1875 to 2004, both those that killed the leader and those that failed.
Thus, it is not surprising that Appleton argues, "The impact of assassinations on America and the World is incalculable," (2) and that Americans cite the assassination of John F.
"Formation of committees to investigate previous assassinations did not make anything for victims; whether in Assabeen or al-Urdhi crimes," said Abu al-Gaith, adding formation of the committees has become boring and repeated act does not keep pace with the seriousness of the committee crime.
SANA'A, March 7--The head of the Shura Council of Al-Haq Party, Ismail Ibrahim Al-Wazeer, evaded an assassination attempt on Tuesday.
BEIRUT: The March 14 bloc handed a petition Thursday to United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly demanding that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon investigate the assassinations of Lebanese officials, a U.N.