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US Lawmakers Urge President Trump to Remain Engaged in Syria

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WASHINGTON – Hundreds of members of Congress signed a letter that also urges Trump to increase pressure on his relations with Russia, Iran and on the heavily armed Hezbullah movement, in Lebanon, TRT World reports Tuesday. Hundreds of US congressmen on Monday signed a letter to President Donald Trump stating …

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Russian-Syrian Offensive in Northwest Syria Escalates

Syria

WASHINGTON – Syria and its ally, Russia, continued their offensive in Idlib Province and northern Hama Province on Thursday, in advance of talks on Syria to be held Friday in Geneva. Their assault targets areas of north-western Syria that had been declared a de-escalation zone in an agreement reached last …

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Daesh Using Afghanistan as Bridgehead: Sergei Shoigu

Daesh Using Afghanistan as Bridgehead: Sergei Shoigu

MOSCOW – The Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu has said that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Khurasan – Daesh – terrorist group is using Afghanistan as a bridgehead to further expand its foothold into the region. Shoigu made the remarks at a meeting of the defense ministers …

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Iraq, Syria Working on Joint Railway Project with Iran

Syria

TEHRAN – Syria and Iraq have discussed the establishment of rail connections with each other and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iranian media reported on Tuesday. The issue came up for discussion in a meeting of the Iraqi-Syrian Joint Commission. Head of Iraq’s National Railway Company Taleb al-Husseini said talks …

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United States Criticized at UN for Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan

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NEW YORK – The United States has been sharply criticized by 14 other UN Security Council members for their decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law, Aljazeera reported Thursday. The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a …

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More Children Killed By Dirty Water, Than Bullets: UNICEF Chief

more children killed by unsafe water than war

UNITED NATIONS – Children under five who live in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from diarrheal diseases linked to unsafe water than from direct violence as a result of war, according to UNICEF. Analyzing mortality data from 16 countries beset by long-term conflict – including Afghanistan, …

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Russia Criticizes Trump’s Commentary on the Golan Heights

Golan Heights

MOSCOW – A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday that the US president’s statement about the occupied Golan Heights is a direct violation of UN resolutions. Speaking on US President Donald Trump’s message “to fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty on the Golan Heights”, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “Russia’s position …

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Mike Pompeo in Kuwait will Sign “Several Agreements”

Pompeo

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Kuwait on Tuesday to sign security, defense and trade agreements, The National reported Wednesday. Khaled Al Jarallah, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, told the official Kuwaiti news agency, that he hopes the talks will help promote the strategic …

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More Than 60,000 People Have Fled the Last Enclave of ISIS Syria-SDF

SDF

BAGHOUZ, Syria – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Sunday that more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have invaded ISIS’s latest enclave in the country, Reuters reported Monday. SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel told reporters that 29,600 people, the majority of whom were families of ISIS fighters, had been …

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