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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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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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Pro-Government Forces Pound Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, 66 People Dead

Pro-Government Forces Pound Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, 66 People Dead

🕔17:49, 20.Feb 2018

A U.N. coordinator called for an immediate ceasefire on Monday and said that Ghouta was “spiralling out of control” after an “extreme escalation in hostilities”.

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Israeli Fire Killed Two Palestinian Teenagers in Gaza

Israeli Fire Killed Two Palestinian Teenagers in Gaza

🕔12:08, 18.Feb 2018

“Hamas holds the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the consequences of its continued escalation against our people,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum blamed the violence on Israel.

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Israeli Protesters Urge Netanyahu to Step Down Over Bribery Allegations

Israeli Protesters Urge Netanyahu to Step Down Over Bribery Allegations

🕔14:30, 16.Feb 2018

The poll, aired on the Israeli commercial television channel Reshet, said 49 percent of respondents sided with the police’s version that Netanyahu had acted improperly. Twenty-five percent said they believed Netanyahu. The remainder, 26 percent, said they did not know whom to believe.

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Russian Toll in Syria Battle Was 300 Killed and Wounded – Sources

Russian Toll in Syria Battle Was 300 Killed and Wounded – Sources

🕔19:03, 15.Feb 2018

Yevgeny Shabayev, leader of a local chapter of a paramilitary Cossack organisation who has ties to Russian military contractors, said he had visited acquaintances injured in Syria at the defence ministry’s Central Hospital in Khimki, on the outskirts of Moscow, on Wednesday.

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Iran Strongly Demands US Should Leave Syria Now

Iran Strongly Demands US Should Leave Syria Now

🕔11:23, 14.Feb 2018

Ali Akbar Velayati, the top aide of Iranian Supreme Leader, has demanded the US military pullout from Syria as it is “there without the permission” of Damascus.

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Agitated Israel ‘Deploys Anti-Missile System on Syria border’

Agitated Israel ‘Deploys Anti-Missile System on Syria border’

🕔09:17, 12.Feb 2018

Observers say that the downing of the Israeli jet sent Tel Aviv the message that Syria and other countries whose airspace is violated by Israel are now ready to stop those violations.

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North Korea Says No US Talks During Winter Olympics

North Korea Says No US Talks During Winter Olympics

🕔08:40, 8.Feb 2018

“Explicitly speaking, we have no intention to meet with the U.S. side during the stay in South Korea … Our delegation’s visit to South Korea is only to take part in the Olympics and hail its successful holding,” the North’s KCNA news agency reported.

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