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SYRIA: Week-Long Ceasefire Over

SYRIA: Week-Long Ceasefire Over

Syrian or Russian warplanes bombed rebel-held areas in the city of Aleppo and nearby villages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, reporting a number of dead and injured.

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NIGERIA: Soldiers Rescued 43 Cattle Farmers Abducted By Boko Haram

NIGERIA: Soldiers Rescued 43 Cattle Farmers Abducted By Boko Haram

The Nigerian Security authorities said that they had taken back 11 of the 14 districts previously controlled by Boko Haram.

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INDIA: Modi Weighs Response To Deadly Kashmir Attack

INDIA: Modi Weighs Response To Deadly Kashmir Attack

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday called Pakistan “a terrorist state” and army Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh said troops were “ready to give a befitting response”, without elaborating.

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SYRIA: Ceasefire Ends, Aid Still Stuck In Turkey

SYRIA: Ceasefire Ends, Aid Still Stuck In Turkey

Up to 275,000 people remain trapped in that part of’s Syria most populous city without food, water, proper shelter or medical care, said U.N. Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien.

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SYRIA: Russia, Rebels Cast Doubt Over Ceasefire

SYRIA: Russia, Rebels Cast Doubt Over Ceasefire

Russian President Vladimir Putin cast doubt over Washington’s commitment to the Vladimir Putin deal.

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IRAQ: Moqtada al-Sadr Supporters Protest Across Iraq

IRAQ: Moqtada al-Sadr Supporters Protest Across Iraq

“The government ignores public demands for reforms. The government better resign and be replaced with a technocrat one,” said a protester Sa’d al-Kanani.

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COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos Acknowledges Government’s Role In 1980s Killings

COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos Acknowledges Government’s Role In 1980s Killings

“The persecution of members of Patriotic Union was a tragedy that caused untold damage to thousands of families,” Juan Manuel Santos said.

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SYRIA: Rebel Says Humanitarian Aid To Be Delivered To Aleppo

SYRIA: Rebel Says Humanitarian Aid To Be Delivered To Aleppo

“Today the withdrawal is supposed to happen, with aid entering tomorrow. This is what is supposed to happen, but there is nothing to give hope,” Zakaria Malahifji, of the Aleppo-based rebel group Fastaqim.

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SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudanese Authorities Shut Down Nation Mirror

SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudanese Authorities Shut Down Nation Mirror

The newspaper’s headline on Tuesday’s read “Kiir, Machar, Top Generals, Implicated in Sentry Corruption Report”.

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SYRIA: Truce Largely Holds, Aid preparations underway

SYRIA: Truce Largely Holds, Aid preparations underway

A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents.

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SYRIA: Ceasefire Approaches: Assad Emboldened, Opposition Wary

SYRIA: Ceasefire Approaches: Assad Emboldened, Opposition Wary

“The Syrian state is determined to recover every area from the terrorists,” Bashar al-Assad said in an interview broadcast by state media.

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NIGERIA: After Boko Haram, Nigerians Return Home To Perilous Northeast – UN

NIGERIA: After Boko Haram, Nigerians Return Home To Perilous Northeast – UN

“Many of the areas they are going back to have been completely devastated,” said Leo Dobbs, spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR.

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Mocks US, UN Sanctions Talk, Vows To Continue With Nuclear Test

NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Mocks US, UN Sanctions Talk, Vows To Continue With Nuclear Test

“As we’ve made clear, measures to strengthen the national nuclear power in quality and quantity will continue,” KCNA added.

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SYRIA: Rebel Doubts US-Russian Peace Deal

SYRIA: Rebel Doubts US-Russian Peace Deal

“The fighting is flaring on all the fronts of southern Aleppo but the clashes in Amiryah are the heaviest,” Captain Abdul Salam Abdul Razak.

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SYRIA: Russia, US Announce Breakthrough In Peace

SYRIA: Russia, US Announce Breakthrough In Peace

Syrian government has been informed of and approved the US-Russian ceasefire deal for Syria, local SANA news agency said, citing unnamed Syrian officials.

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SYRIA: UN Says US-Russia Syria Talk Crucial As Aid Convoys Stops Rolling In

SYRIA: UN Says US-Russia Syria Talk Crucial As Aid Convoys Stops Rolling In

Helping 250,000 people besieged in eastern Aleppo, where a battle for control has escalated in the past month, was becoming urgent, Staffan de Mistura said.

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YEMEN: 9 Civilians Including 4 Children Killed In Airstrike

YEMEN: 9 Civilians Including 4 Children Killed In Airstrike

The Yemen conflict has killed more than 10,000 people, according to the United Nations, and displaced more than three million people.

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SYRIA: Nusra Group Commander Abu Hajer al Homsi Dies

SYRIA: Nusra Group Commander Abu Hajer al Homsi Dies

The commander Abu Hajer al Homsi, whose alias is Abu Omar Saraqeb, was killed in a rural area of Aleppo province.

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Hails New Nuclear Test Powerful Than Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un Hails New Nuclear Test Powerful Than Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

“That’s largest DPRK test to date, 20-30kt, at least. Not a happy day,” Jeffrey Lewis, California-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies said.

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram Descends Into In-Fighting

NIGERIA: Boko Haram Descends Into In-Fighting

Nigeria’s military has declined to comment on the development.

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