Middle East Syria

Daesh to Surrender and Leave Raqqa, Capital of Its Caliphate

Damascus (MEMO) – Syrian Daesh fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with US-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the militants’ defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer. Officials gave conflicting accounts on whether foreign fighters would also be leaving the city, where the US-backed Syrian […]

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Massive Blast in Somalia Kills at Least 231, Injures over 300

Mogadishu (TeleSUR) – “In our 10-years experience as first responders in Mogadishu, we haven’t seen anything like this,” the Aamin Ambulance service posted on Twitter. A car bomb killed at least 231 people and injured more than 300 in an attack outside a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to police officials and medical sources. “There are more than […]

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Daesh (ISIS) Continues Suicide Attacks in Libya

Merkel Agrees to German Migrant Cap to Pursue Coalition Government

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Libya’s Al-Sour: Many Wanted Terror Suspects Living in Turkey, Iraq, Syria

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Rex Tillerson Runs to Sergey Lavrov as Trump Challenges Him to “IQ Test”

Moscow (Duran) – Rex Tillerson continues to do his job in spite of a circus-like atmosphere in Washington. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has held an apparently amiable phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The nature of the phone call speaks to the fact that in spite of the general chaos in Washington, Tillerson […]

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Russia “Ready to Mediate” Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Saudi FM Offers Thinly Veiled Criticism of US During Press Conference with Sergey Lavrov

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What is the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters?

Houston (TFC) – This year’s hurricane season has been more intense than usual. The flooding in Texas was unprecedented, and Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean islands and Florida, leaving devastation behind. The result is that it’s going to cost a lot of money to clean everything up. The flooding is one thing, but the hurricanes did a […]

Maria’s ‘Other’ Victims: Puerto Rican Bondholders

Hostile Posturing Towards Iran Proves U.S. Losing Grip on Power

EU Europe Ireland UK

Brexit Talks Hit Wall on Irish Border Issue

Brussels (GPA) – With the Tories refusing to give any ground in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, the question of the border between the [Republic of] Ireland and Northern Ireland is beginning to weigh on London. Although it is still early in the Brexit negotiation process, one question that continues to plague the U.K. government is the issue of […]

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Hostile Posturing Towards Iran Proves U.S. Losing Grip on Power

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Asia North Korea South Korea

North Korea Reportedly Hacks South, Steals Military Assassination Plans

Pyongyang (GPA) – According to a South Korean lawmaker, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has stolen US and South Korean military plans. South Korean parliament member Rhee Cheol-hee, confirmed yesterday that the hack by the DPRK in September had hit South Korean defense systems. He also informed reporters that Pyongyang had made off […]

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Merkel Agrees to German Migrant Cap to Pursue Coalition Government

Berlin (MEE) – Merkel concedes Germany to accept a limit of 200,000 migrants yearly, but must convince Free Democrats, Greens. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) reached a deal on migrant policy with her conservative Bavarian allies on Sunday, removing a major obstacle to pursuing talks on a coalition with other parties. In an apparent concession, […]

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South Korea Looking for Ways to Boost Central Asian Trade

Seoul (EAN) – South Korean officials have established an agency to deepen the country’s trade ties with Central Asian states. The initiative signals South Korea’s intent on raising its economic profile in Central Asia. Officially named the Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum Secretariat, the agency is an outgrowth of South Korea’s 2013 “Eurasia Initiative,” launched under former president Park […]

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