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Thousands of Civilians Fled Advances By Assad Forces in Eastern Ghouta

Thousands of Civilians Fled Advances By Assad Forces in Eastern Ghouta Updated

🕔00:00, 5.Mar 2018

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces had seized around a quarter of eastern Ghouta in a ground assault that got underway on Feb. 27, building on a ferocious air and artillery bombardment that has killed hundreds. Read more.

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South Korea Dispatches Envoys to Kim Jong Un as Trump Willing to Talk With North Korea

South Korea Dispatches Envoys to Kim Jong Un as Trump Willing to Talk With North Korea

🕔10:12, 4.Mar 2018

In sending an envoy to Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he would be seeking to reciprocate Kim Jong Un’s decision to send senior delegation, including his sister, Kim Yo Jong, to the Olympics, marking the first visit by a member of the North’s ruling bloodline since the 1950-53 Korean War. Read more.

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US, South Korea To Start Joint Exercises In Early April

US, South Korea To Start Joint Exercises In Early April

🕔00:00, 4.Mar 2018

“If the U.S. finally holds joint military exercises while keeping sanctions on the DPRK, the DPRK will counter the U.S. by its own mode of counteraction and the U.S. will be made to own all responsibilities for the ensuing consequences,” North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said. Read more.

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US Pentagon Wants More Money to Develop Hypersonic Missiles, Just Like Russia’s

US Pentagon Wants More Money to Develop Hypersonic Missiles, Just Like Russia’s

🕔05:57, 3.Mar 2018

“We’ve been watching Russia for a long time. We’re not surprised,” White said, following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s State of the Nation address, which highlighted Russia’s new nuclear arsenal – including hypersonic missiles.” Read more.

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Sanctioned Iranian Justice Minister Seyyed Alireza Avaei Unapologetically Addresses UN

Sanctioned Iranian Justice Minister Seyyed Alireza Avaei Unapologetically Addresses UN

🕔13:32, 28.Feb 2018

Justice Minister Seyyed Alireza Avaei’s visit has been criticized because he’s faced EU sanctions for six years for his role in arbitrary arrests, denying prisoners’ rights, and increasing executions in Iran. Switzerland, which hosts a key U.N. office and the council, has also handed him economic sanctions. Read more.

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North Korea Sent Items Used in Ballistic Missile, Chemical Weapons Programs to Syria

North Korea Sent Items Used in Ballistic Missile, Chemical Weapons Programs to Syria

🕔13:16, 28.Feb 2018

The report to the U.N. Security Council, which diplomats expect to be made public in mid-March, details “substantial new evidence” about North Korea’s dealings with Syria, dating back to 2008. Read more.

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Well-Armed Rebel Fighters Are in Syria’s Ghouta Fighting Against Assad’s Forces

Well-Armed Rebel Fighters Are in Syria’s Ghouta Fighting Against Assad’s Forces

🕔11:56, 28.Feb 2018

Army of Islam is backed by Saudi Arabia and adheres to the ultraconservative Salafi ideology of Islam. It was founded by Zahran Alloush, who was in prison for anti-government activities and adopting a hard-line Islamic ideology when the uprising against Assad began in March 2011. Read more.

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Syria War: Putin Truce Plan Fails, Devastating Bombing Continues In Ghouta

Syria War: Putin Truce Plan Fails, Devastating Bombing Continues In Ghouta

🕔15:39, 27.Feb 2018

With its Ghouta offensive, the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad is drawing on the military methods it has used to crush its opponents in other parts of Syria, including eastern Aleppo in late 2016.

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Putin Orders Daily 9.00 to 14.00 Ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Putin Orders Daily 9.00 to 14.00 Ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

🕔00:00, 27.Feb 2018

Vladimir Putin was also quoted as saying that there should be similar pauses in the southeastern Syrian town of al-Tanf in Homs province and in Rukban, near the Jordanian border “so that civilians can return to their homes unhindered and begin to rebuild their civilian lives.”

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North Korea Slams US Confrontation on Korean Peninsula With New Sanctions

North Korea Slams US Confrontation on Korean Peninsula With New Sanctions

🕔10:47, 25.Feb 2018

“On the eve of closing of the Olympics, United States is running amok to bring another dark cloud of confrontation and war over the Korean peninsula by announcing enormous sanctions against the DPRK,” the state news agency said, using the initials of the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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Sheldon G. Adelson Hard-Line Israel Supporter Offers to Fund US Embassy Construction in Jerusalem

Sheldon G. Adelson Hard-Line Israel Supporter Offers to Fund US Embassy Construction in Jerusalem

🕔11:00, 24.Feb 2018

Sheldon G. Adelson a vocal supporter of the contentious plan to move the embassy, is not merely a philanthropist; he is one of the most prominent players in Israeli-American relations. He is a conservative force in American politics, a donor to President Trump, a longtime patron of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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US Warns Iraq: Don’t Buy Russian S-400 Missile Systems

US Warns Iraq: Don’t Buy Russian S-400 Missile Systems

🕔00:00, 24.Feb 2018

The remarks came only a few days after Saudi Arabia’s Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported that Baghdad is planning to buy Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system from Moscow.

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U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to Open in May 2018

U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to Open in May 2018

🕔19:32, 23.Feb 2018

The embassy in Jerusalem will be gradually expanded in existing consular facilities in the Arnona neighbourhood, while the search for a permanent site has already begun.” Clashes erupted in Gaza and the West Bank earlier on Friday, in a weekly protest against Trump’s stance on Jerusalem.

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Iran Will Withdraw From 2015 Nuclear Deal If There is No Economic Benefit

Iran Will Withdraw From 2015 Nuclear Deal If There is No Economic Benefit

🕔12:30, 22.Feb 2018

“The deal would not survive this way even if the ultimatum is passed and waivers are extended,” Araqchi, Iran’s lead nuclear negotiator, said in a speech at the Chatham House think tank in London.

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North Korean Unknown Cyber Espionage Group Escalates Attacks Worldwide

North Korean Unknown Cyber Espionage Group Escalates Attacks Worldwide

🕔17:50, 20.Feb 2018

U.S. cyber security firm FireEye said the state-connected Reaper hacking organization, which it dubbed APT37, had previously operated in the shadows of Lazarus Group, a better-known North Korean spying and cybercrime group widely blamed for the 2014 Sony Pictures and 2017 global WannaCry attacks.

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