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Syrian Rebels take control of ‘key’ IS base near Raqqa

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US-backed Syrian rebels say they have taken full control of a key airbase held by the Islamic State group near its stronghold, Raqqa. Talal Sello, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said they had seized Tabqa airport from … Continue reading

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Syrian children suffer the horrors of savagery

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Children in Syria are suffering from “toxic stress”, Continue reading

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UAE: New military base boosts regional security

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The United Arab Emirates plans to establish a mili­tary base in Somaliland, underlining the growing military and economic influence of the Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia in north-eastern Af­rica and the Gulf of Aden, writes Ed Blanche. The Gulf countries’ … Continue reading

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TURKEY: ISIL raids see hundreds detained

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Turkish police have detained hundreds of suspected ISIL members in nationwide raids, according to state media, in the biggest roundup to target the armed group in Turkey. Continue reading

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BAHRAIN: Manama jailbreak frees “terrorists”

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Bahrain terrorist jail break Continue reading

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SYRIA: the muscle flexing continues . . .

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There is one big difference between the Iranian and Russian interventions in the Syrian war to save the hide of their mutual ally, Syrian President Bashar As­sad, Ed Blanche writes from Beirut.  Iran and its Shia allies, most notably Lebanon’s … Continue reading

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ISTANBUL: Nightclub bomber dressed as Santa

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Turkish New Year’s Eve nightclub bomber Continue reading

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SYRIA: smoke & mirrors in Palmyra

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According to reports ISIS (Daesh) terror gangs have retaken control of the ancient city of Palmyra citadel. This comes hours after reports suggested Russian Continue reading

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ALEPPO: The final countdown?

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In Russia’s most concentrated bombardment since it inter­vened in Syria’s war in Sep­tember 2015, rebel-held east­ern Aleppo is being reduced to rubble, driving its heavily outnum­bered defenders underground in a fight likely to determine the out­come of the savage and … Continue reading

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Kuwait election results reflect discontent

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Kuwait election results reflect national discontent Continue reading

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