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UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy 0

NATO’s aim is to make good on a promise to deter Russia in Europe’s ex-Soviet states, after Moscow orchestrated annexation of the Crimea peninsula in 2014.

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SOUTH SUDAN: UN To South Sudan: Defuse Growing Tensions Between Ethnic Groups

SOUTH SUDAN: UN To South Sudan: Defuse Growing Tensions Between Ethnic Groups 0

South Sudan is suffering in hate speech to violence against certain ethnic groups which could result in mass atrocities if the government does not act.

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SYRIA: Russia To Extend Moratorium On Aleppo Air Strikes

SYRIA: Russia To Extend Moratorium On Aleppo Air Strikes 0

Defence ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov: Russian, Syrian planes had not approached let alone bombed the devastated city since last Tuesday.

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PALESTINE: Next Gaza War Will Be The ‘Last’ – Avigdor Lieberman

PALESTINE: Next Gaza War Will Be The ‘Last’ – Avigdor Lieberman 0

Avigdor Lieberman said next war would be “their last. I would emphasize again: It will be their last confrontation because we will completely destroy them.”

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SYRIA: Demands For Assad’s Departure ‘Thoughtless’ – Russia

SYRIA: Demands For Assad’s Departure ‘Thoughtless’ – Russia 0

Russia’s Dmitry Peskov said Assad needs to stay in power to prevent the country from falling into the hands of jihadist.

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IRAQ: Mosul: Islamic State Steps Up Counter-Attacks

IRAQ: Mosul: Islamic State Steps Up Counter-Attacks 0

Islamic State expanded attacks against Iraqi army, Kurdish forces to relieve pressure on its militants confronting offensive on Mosul, its last stronghold.

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SYRIA: Aleppo: Ceasefire Ends, Battle Intensifies

SYRIA: Aleppo: Ceasefire Ends, Battle Intensifies 0

The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling.

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YEMEN: War Rages, UN Seeks To Extend 72-Hour Ceasefire

YEMEN: War Rages, UN Seeks To Extend 72-Hour Ceasefire 0

Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen accused each other of violating a ceasefire as United Nations tried to extend 3-day truce.

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SYRIA: 1,200 Terrorists Ready To Attack Aleppo – Russian General Staff

SYRIA: 1,200 Terrorists Ready To Attack Aleppo – Russian General Staff 0

Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy Russian General Staff said terrorists used humanitarian pause in Syria’s Aleppo to receive reinforcements to prepare new attacks.

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IRAQ: Mosul Offensive Going Faster Than Planned

IRAQ: Mosul Offensive Going Faster Than Planned 0

Militants were using suicide car-bombs, roadside bombs and snipers to resist the attack, and were pounding surrounding areas with mortars.

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YEMEN: Iran Boosts Weapons Supply To Yemen’s Houthis

YEMEN: Iran Boosts Weapons Supply To Yemen’s Houthis 0

Omani Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alwi said: “No weapons have crossed our border and we are ready to clarify any suspicions if they arise.”

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PAKISTAN: Indian TV, Radio Content To Be Banned In Pakistan

PAKISTAN: Indian TV, Radio Content To Be Banned In Pakistan 0

The complete ban will start on Friday at 3 p.m. (1000 GMT), Muhammad Tahir, the spokesman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

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SYRIA: East Aleppo Ceasefire Begins, ‘Safe Exit’ Promised

SYRIA: East Aleppo Ceasefire Begins, ‘Safe Exit’ Promised 0

Syrian military said ceasefire backed by Russia allows people to leave eastern Aleppo, the rebels said it’s part of campaign to get them to surrender.

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USA: White House Plans Community-Based Prevention Of Violent Ideologies

USA: White House Plans Community-Based Prevention Of Violent Ideologies 0

“Successful efforts to counter violent extremism are, in large part, predicated on trust,” the policy states.

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PALESTINE: UNESCO Adopts Jerusalem Resolution, Israel Angered

PALESTINE: UNESCO Adopts Jerusalem Resolution, Israel Angered 0

Deputy Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO, Mounir Anastas, welcomed the decision.

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INDIA: Narendra Modi, Pakistan New Crisis: Water War

INDIA: Narendra Modi, Pakistan New Crisis: Water War 0

With India still reeling from an attack in Kashmir that killed 19 soldiers, New Delhi Modi has settled on water, which flows from India into Pakistan.

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YEMEN: 72-Hour Ceasefire Starts Wednesday Night

YEMEN: 72-Hour Ceasefire Starts Wednesday Night 0

U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the cessation of hostilities would begin at 2359 local time (2059 GMT) and could be renewed.

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LIBYA: Libyans Grown To Miss Muammar Gaddafi

LIBYA: Libyans Grown To Miss Muammar Gaddafi 0

5 years after Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi death, residents in the chaos-wracked country joke they have grown to miss Kadhafi as frustrations of daily life mount.

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SYRIA: Syrian Rebels Reject Aleppo Withdrawal After Russian Statement

SYRIA: Syrian Rebels Reject Aleppo Withdrawal After Russian Statement 0

“The factions completely reject any exit – this is surrender,” said Zakaria Malahifji, the political officer of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim group.

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IRAQ: Mosul Battle: Coalition Winning, Islamic State Loses Ground

IRAQ: Mosul Battle: Coalition Winning, Islamic State Loses Ground 0

Iraqi and Kurdish forces closing in on Mosul said they had secured some 20 villages on the outskirts of the city in the first day of an operation.

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