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Presence of Mosul Civilians Hinders ISIS’ Use of Planted Bombs
Январь 23, 2017
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Presence of Mosul Civilians Hinders ISIS’ Use of Planted Bombs

Mosul- Iraqi forces used to facing deserted, explosives-rigged streets and booby-trapped buildings have not encountered as many bombs planted by jihadists in Mosul as they did in earlier battles against them. ISIS has no qualms about killing civilians, but the presence of a large number of residents in Iraq’s second city...

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The biggest problem for Trump will be Syria! And here’s why…
Январь 23, 2017
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The biggest problem for Trump will be Syria! And here’s why…

President Donald Trump has dodged his first big foreign policy challenge. The announcement by acting State Department spokesman Mark Toner that the US ambassador to Kazakhstan will attend Russian initiated Syria peace talks in Astana, beginning Monday takes pressure off the Trump administration. Whether by accident or intent,...

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In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns home
Январь 23, 2017
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In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns home

ALEPPO // The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held neighbourhood of Aleppo is deserted – except for the second-floor flat where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family live. There is no electricity or running water. The windows are covered with nylon sheets and a hole...

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Car bomb kills 4 in refugee camp in Syria
Январь 21, 2017
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Car bomb kills 4 in refugee camp in Syria

A car bomb killed at least four people and critically injured a number of others today at the Rakban refugee camp in Syria near the border with Jordan, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a Britain-based monitoring organisation. The camp is home to refugees and also to opposition groups, including the...

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Troops poised to remove Gambia’s leader amid last-ditch negotiations
Январь 20, 2017
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Troops poised to remove Gambia’s leader amid last-ditch negotiations

Frantic diplomatic efforts are underway to persuade longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to step down and make way for the newly sworn-in and democratically elected president, Adama Barrow. Jammeh is facing a sizable military threat if he refuses to go. West African troops crossed the border into Gambia on Thursday and say they...

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Revolution and counter-revolution in Syria
Январь 20, 2017
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Revolution and counter-revolution in Syria

Coverage of the conflict in Syria frequently refers to the opposition being dominated by Islamist groups. What was the initial composition of the opposition against the Assad regime and how has it evolved? Well, it is important to understand that the Syrian revolution is part and parcel of a broader movement that has...

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Europe beware! Islamic State to switch tactics in Europe in 2017
Январь 19, 2017
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Europe beware! Islamic State to switch tactics in Europe in 2017

As the Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the radical Islamist group is likely to increase its focus on foreign operations leading to a heightened terrorist threat in Europe for 2017. Throughout 2016, Europe has suffered several high-profile and high-impact terrorist attacks conducted by radical Islamist...

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5 territorial disputes to watch out for in 2017
Январь 19, 2017
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5 territorial disputes to watch out for in 2017

For several places around the world, 2017 could be a watershed year, as various territorial disputes threaten to boil over amidst a climate of global uncertainty. Much like fights over territory itself, the concept of territory has disputed roots. It is not uncommon to associate ‘territory’ with ‘terra’...

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Syria’s war: Astana peace talks ‘set for January 23’
Январь 17, 2017
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Syria’s war: Astana peace talks ‘set for January 23’

Russia reportedly confirms date for upcoming Syria negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital amid concerns over participants. Russia has reportedly confirmed talks between the Syrian government and the opposition are due to take place in Kazakhstan capital, Ashtana, on January 23. The negotiations, brokered by Russia and Turkey,...

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South Korea: Securing location for Thaad deployment may be delayed
Январь 16, 2017
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South Korea: Securing location for Thaad deployment may be delayed

The South Korean military's step to acquire a site from multinational conglomerate Lotte Group to deploy the Terminal high altitude area defence (Thaad) system could be delayed, the country's defence ministry said on Monday (16 January). The US missile defence system is set to be deployed on a golf course in the Seongju...

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At least 30 dead in Deir ez-Zour after Isis launches biggest attack in Syria for months
Январь 14, 2017
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At least 30 dead in Deir ez-Zour after Isis launches biggest attack in Syria for months

Islamic State (Isis) have launched their biggest attack in Syria for months, monitors and state media have said. Dozens of people have been killed and several more are wounded after several rockets were fired into the government-controlled city of Deir Ez-Zour on Saturday (14 January). IS (Daesh) terrorists reportedly attacked...

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Israeli soldiers shoot dead ‘knife-wielding’ Palestinian
Январь 10, 2017
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Israeli soldiers shoot dead ‘knife-wielding’ Palestinian

Israeli soldiers have reportedly shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian allegedly threatening to attack them in the occupied West Bank. The incident is said to have taken place when the Israeli troops were raiding a refugee camp to arrest suspected extremists. The army said the suspect had drawn a knife and charged towards the...

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