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Students Lead A Worldwide Climate Strike

Climate Strike

NEWYORK – Last August, when she began her climate strike outside the Swedish parliament, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was all alone. “I tried to bring people along to join me”” Thunberg recently told Rolling Stone, “but no one was really interested, and so I had to do it by myself.” But …

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Int’l Donors in Brussels Hope to Gather $9 Bln for Syrian Refugees


BRUSSEL, Belgium – International donors are meeting in Brussels on Wednesday to gather $9 billion to help Syrian refugees, who have been uprooted from their country by its bloody war, Asharq Al Awsat reported Thursday. The conference should not only be a fund raising exercise. It must be accompanied by …

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Iran, E3 to Discuss INSTEX in Tehran Today


TEHRAN – Tehran will be hosting on a fresh round of expert talks between Iranian experts and representatives from France, Germany, UK and EU about the implementation of the EU’s trade mechanism for Iran called INSTEX, Mehr News reported Tuesday. In this meeting, the latest status of the Instrument in …

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Peace is Possible in Afghanistan: German FM

German FM

MAZAR-E-SHARIF – German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, arrived in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Balkh province on Sunday, confirming Germany’s commitment to conflict resolution and economic development in Afghanistan, the DW said in a report on Monday. Germany is part of the NATO’s Resolute Support mission to train Afghan security forces and …

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EU Ramps Up Navies to Counter Russia, Germany Takes the Lead: Reports


MOSCOW – The European Union (EU) states have started major naval exercises in the Baltic Sea, with Germany taking a leading role; they are preparing themselves for the Russian threat, Sputnik reported Monday. The nations of Europe seem to be bulking up their navies, and Germany is taking the lead …

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Clash Symptoms Between Russia and US Plans on Syria

Russian and US

LONDON – A High-level meeting which aims at discussing the Syrian crisis are expected this week, among signs of a possible clash between two separate Russian and US plans for a political solution in the country, ASHARQ Al ASWAT reported Thursday. According to “ASHARQ AL ASWAT” website, Moscow’s primal focus …

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Iran will Overcome US Sanctions: Zarif


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed confidence that the Islamic Republic will manage to overcome sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies, the “Iran Front Page” said Tuesday. Zarif said in an interview with Kyodo News on Monday, that “Many countries have shown readiness …

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Evacuation of Arms from Idlib Opens the Door to Peace Process


IDLIB – The significance of the pull-out of heavy arms by radical groups operating in Idlib cannot be overestimated, Fuad Eliko, member of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces said, Sputnik reported Thursday. Eliko said, the decision to withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib has opened the door …

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Germany Extends Military Commission in Iraq


ERBIL – Germany on Tuesday has increased its military mandate in Iraq, but will end reconnaissance missions by Oct. 31, 2019. The government in Berlin chose to extend its non-combat military involvement in Iraq by one year. The German Parliament initially extended its mandate to continue training Kurdish Peshmerga Forces …

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“Saudi Arabia Wouldn’t Last without US”: Trump

Saudi Arabia

SOUTHAVEN – The US President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia’s King Salman he would not last in power “for two weeks” without the backing of the U.S. military, Reuters reported Tuesday. In Southaven, Mississippi on Tuesday, Trump …

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