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NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra: Painful Chapter in Nigeria’s History

NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra: Painful Chapter in Nigeria’s History 0

Biafra, accounting for less than 10% of Nigerian territory, at the time had a population of 14 million out of 55 million nationwide.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Imposes Curfew in Kashmir

INDIA POLITICS: India Imposes Curfew in Kashmir 0

Government forces in riot gear set up barricades in the main city, Srinagar, and other towns in southern Kashmir to prevent people from reaching Bhat’s funeral in his hometown.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN 0

Up to 200,000 people still live behind Islamic State lines in Mosul’s Old City and three other districts, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande told Reuters late on Sunday.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Guides Test of New Anti-Aircraft Weapon

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Guides Test of New Anti-Aircraft Weapon 0

“Kim Jong Un … watched the test of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system organized by the Academy of National Defence Science,” KCNA said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Protesters Support Palestinian State, Urge End to Occupation

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Protesters Support Palestinian State, Urge End to Occupation 0

“The time has come to prove to the Israelis, the Palestinians and the entire world that an important segment of the Israeli population is opposed to occupation,” said Peace Now head Avi Buskila.

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INDIA POLITICS: Official: Sabzar Ahmed Bhat Dies By Bullets

INDIA POLITICS: Official: Sabzar Ahmed Bhat Dies By Bullets 0

Hizbul Mujahideen suffered major setback. Sabzar Ahmed Bhat’s killing will be seen as a big feat for counter-insurgency forces in the Kashmir Valley.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea 0

“In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council in New York.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns

IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns 0

“International law is unambiguous. The protection of civilian lives is legal and moral duty that stands above all other objectives,” underscored the UN aid chief.

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IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi

IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi 0

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was reacting to remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who called on re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end the country’s defensive missile tests during a visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

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WORLD POLITICS: Attacks on Hospitals, Medical Staff ‘Symptoms of Grave Disregard’ For International Law’: António Guterres Warns

WORLD POLITICS: Attacks on Hospitals, Medical Staff ‘Symptoms of Grave Disregard’ For International Law’: António Guterres Warns 0

“Despite our efforts, civilians continue to bear the brunt of conflict around the world,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warns.

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IRAN POLITICS: New Underground Missile Factory Built: Senior IRGC Commander

IRAN POLITICS: New Underground Missile Factory Built: Senior IRGC Commander 0

“I hereby announce that in recent years the third underground missile production factory has been inaugurated by the IRGC,” added the commander.

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ASIA POLITICS: US Warship Challenges China’s Territorial Water Claims in ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Sail-By: Reports

ASIA POLITICS: US Warship Challenges China’s Territorial Water Claims in ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Sail-By: Reports 0

Pentagon said it was continuing regular freedom of navigation operations and would do more in the future but gave no details of the latest mission.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Dozen Civilians Killed By US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

SYRIA POLITICS: Dozen Civilians Killed By US-Led Coalition Airstrikes 0

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said (SOHR) said on Wednesday that the airstrikes targeted the village of al-Baruda, located about 15 kilometers west of the provincial capital city of Raqqah, leaving at least 16 civilians dead.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official

SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official 0

“We must not allow ourselves to become inured to the ongoing allegations of the use of chemical weapons. This is an issue about which the United Nations cannot be neutral,” Izumi Nakamitsu.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Abbas Currently Meeting in Bethlehem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Abbas Currently Meeting in Bethlehem 0

The meeting follows US President Donald Trump’s Monday talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem al-Quds.

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IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani

IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani 0

Hassan Rouhani said: “Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran? Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?”

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Declares ‘Unilateral Ceasefire From Today’

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Declares ‘Unilateral Ceasefire From Today’ 0

Kiir: “I directed the prosecutor general to immediately review the cases of those who have committed crime against the state, commonly known as political prisoners, and ensure the necessary steps taken are taken to lead their release.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’ 0

“During my travels in recent days, I have found new reasons for hope,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a brief speech on arrival.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Says Pukguksong-2 Missile Meets all Specifications, Ready for Mass Production

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Says Pukguksong-2 Missile Meets all Specifications, Ready for Mass Production 0

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2, which confirmed reliable late-stage guidance of the warhead and the functioning of a solid-fuel engine, the KCNA state news agency said.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria 0

Described as Riyadh Declaration, the document was signed “to combat terrorism in all its forms, address its intellectual roots.”

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