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SYRIA POLITICS: Peace Talks: Assad to Negotiate Everything

SYRIA POLITICS: Peace Talks: Assad to Negotiate Everything

Assad: “Who will be there from the other side? Will it be a real Syrian opposition? If they want to discuss this point they must discuss the constitution.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: 300 US Marines Will Be Sent to Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: 300 US Marines Will Be Sent to Afghanistan

Taliban officials ridiculed the Marines’ deployment as “final failed efforts” by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama to stem the violence in Afghanistan.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Air Strikes Resume On Rebel-Held Damascus Water

SYRIA POLITICS: Air Strikes Resume On Rebel-Held Damascus Water

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes began on Sunday morning, after a lull since Saturday morning during which a new round of negotiations over repairs took place.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Bloodbaths in Brazilian’s Prison

BRAZIL POLITICS: Bloodbaths in Brazilian’s Prison

At least 33 inmates have been killed in a gang massacre inside a Brazilian prison after 56 were killed and mutilated in a jail riot in a neighbouring state.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Namibians Sue Germany in US Over Genocide

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Namibians Sue Germany in US Over Genocide

Descendants of Herero, Nama from what is now Namibia are suing Germany in United States over genocide carried out by German colonial troops in early 1900s.

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YEMEN POLITICS: 4 Yemeni Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

YEMEN POLITICS: 4 Yemeni Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

The Yemeni detainees were identified as Mohammed Rajab Sadiq Abu Ghanem, Salem Ahmed Hadi bin Kanad, Abdullah Yehya Yousef al-Shibli and Mohammed Bawazir.

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Demobilized Soldiers Seize Bouake

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Demobilized Soldiers Seize Bouake

Heavy gunfire was heard from around 2 a.m. (0200 GMT) in Bouake – a city of around a half million inhabitants in the centre of the country – and sporadic shooting continued into the late morning.

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USA POLITICS: Obama Rushes To Free Gitmo Inmates Within Days

USA POLITICS: Obama Rushes To Free Gitmo Inmates Within Days

President Obama is planning to transfer at least 18 Guantanamo Bay detainees within days after announcing four prisoners are being sent to Saudi Arabia.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syria Ready For Open Battle in Province Where It Has Let Rebels Gather

SYRIA POLITICS: Syria Ready For Open Battle in Province Where It Has Let Rebels Gather

In Damascus, Ali Haidar, national reconciliation minister, said the state could not allow Idlib to remain in insurgent hands indefinitely.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Calls For Elor Azaria’s Pardon

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Calls For Elor Azaria’s Pardon

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for a pardon for a soldier convicted of manslaughter for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Chibok Girl Kidnapped By Boko Haram Rescued

NIGERIA POLITICS: Chibok Girl Kidnapped By Boko Haram Rescued

The troops had found Rakiya Abubkar wandering around near Algarno, a former Boko Haram stronghold, the spokesman said. She had six-month-old baby with her.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 2 Far-Right Azaria Supporters Arrested

ISRAEL POLITICS: 2 Far-Right Azaria Supporters Arrested

The judges found Sergeant Elor Azaria guilty of manslaughter, and supporters have set up several Facebook pages urging Israel’s president to pardon him.

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IRAQ POLITICS: 70 Percent Eastern Mosul Liberated By Iraqi Forces From Islamic State Militants

IRAQ POLITICS: 70 Percent Eastern Mosul Liberated By Iraqi Forces From Islamic State Militants

Iraqi forces have retaken around 70 percent of eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants and expect to reach river bisecting the city in the coming days.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: US Senators Introduce Bill to Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

PALESTINE POLITICS: US Senators Introduce Bill to Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Dean Heller introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act after being sworn into the 115th Congress in Washington.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Sergeant Elor Azaria Unanimously Convicted Of Manslaughter

ISRAEL POLITICS: Sergeant Elor Azaria Unanimously Convicted Of Manslaughter

While Abd Elfatah Ashareef was incapacitate on the ground, “He deserves to die,” Sergeant Elor Azaria telling another soldier after pulling the trigger.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Freeze Russian-Backed Peace Conference

SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Freeze Russian-Backed Peace Conference

Like previous Syria ceasefire deals, it has been shaky from the start, with repeated outbreaks of violence in some areas, but has largely held elsewhere.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 2017 ‘Year Of Palestinian State’: Abbas Says

PALESTINE POLITICS: 2017 ‘Year Of Palestinian State’: Abbas Says

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Fatah party officials that 2017 would be “the year of the independent Palestinian state.”

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TURKEY POLITICS: Islamic State Claims Reina Nightclub Attack

TURKEY POLITICS: Islamic State Claims Reina Nightclub Attack

“Turkish government should know that the blood of Muslims shed with airplanes and artillery fire will ignite a fire in their own land,” Islamic State said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: MEND Says Lost Confidence In Buhari Over Restive Niger Delta

NIGERIA POLITICS: MEND Says Lost Confidence In Buhari Over Restive Niger Delta

MEND backed Buhari in 2015 presidential election campaign and urged militants behind the recent spate of attacks to pursue peace talks with the government.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Shocking Istanbul Nightclub Attacks: 39 Dead!

TURKEY POLITICS: Shocking Istanbul Nightclub Attacks: 39 Dead!

Turkey News: 39 people were killed early New Year’s Day after a gunman opened fire inside Reina, a popular Istanbul nightclub, local officials said.

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