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Iran seizes British Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps announced that it has confiscated a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, Yenisafak announced on Saturday. “The British tanker Stena Impero has been arrested by the IRGC’s first Marine Division for failing to comply with the maritime rules,” the Iranian forces …

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US will Replace Troops in Syria with Mercenaries: Russia

Syria

MOSCOW – US Central Command replaces some of its regular troops in northern Syria with employees of Private Military Companies (PMC), said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a press conference in Moscow. “The number of PMC personnel in Syria exceeds 4,000, and it should be noted that it …

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S-400 is “the Best Missile System in the World”: US Company

S-400

WASHINGTON – The Russian S-400 is the “best missile defense system,” US intelligence firm Stratfor said in a new report, but it is severely limited if it operates alone, the Moscow Times reported on Wednesday. Russia started delivering the S-400 ground-to-air system to Turkey last week. Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

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International Efforts Important for Syria’s Reconstruction: SCO Chief

SCO

BEIJING – The Bishkek summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) emphasized the importance of further international efforts to assist Syria in its post-war reconstruction, SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov said at a press conference on Friday, Tass News Agency reported. “The member states reiterated their common position that there …

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One in Every 108 People on the Planet has Been Displaced: UN

United Nations

NEW YORK – More than 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence or persecution, the United Nations has said, as the global migrant crisis pushed the number of refugees and displaced people to a new all-time high, CNN reported Wednesday. The world’s displaced population …

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Egypt, UAE Discuss Developments in the Gulf, Libya and Sudan

UAE

CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi emphasized his country’s solidarity and support for the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against challenges and destabilization attempts in the Gulf, stressing that the Gulf security was an integral part of Egyptian security territory, Ashaq Al Awsat said …

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SCO Summit Starts in Bishkek

SCO

BISHKEK – The leaders from Russia, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have gathered at the official presidential residence in Bishkek for the start of a summit of the Eurasian political, economic, and security grouping, RFE/RL reported Friday. Russian …

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IS Still ‘Worrisome’ In Afghanistan: Gen. McKenzie

Mckenzie

KABUL – US Marine General Frank McKenzie said Wednesday that the Islamic State (IS) extremist group remains a “very worrisome” presence in Afghanistan, but it is unlikely to mount an attack on the US because it is under strong military pressure, RFE/RL reported Thursday. Gen. McKenzie, whose Central Command has …

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