Day: September 19, 2017

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Turkey Faces Threats for Inking Landmark Arms Deal with Russia

Ankara (SCF) – The long awaited deal has taken place. A deposit has already been paid. Turkey has finally signed the $2.5bn (£1.9bn) contract with Russia to buy S-400 advanced missile defense system. With a range of 400 kilometers (248 miles), the system can shoot down up to 80 targets simultaneously, aiming two missiles at […]

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Iraqi PM Demands Suspension of Kurdish Referendum

Baghdad (MEE) – Supreme court orders suspension after receiving ‘complaints’ over constitutional validity of 25 September vote. Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has formally demanded that the Kurdistan region suspend its plan to hold a referendum on independence after the country’s supreme court ordered its suspension. The Iraqi supreme court approved Abadi’s demand to consider “the breakaway of […]

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Hurricane Maria Strengthens to Category 4, Threatens Caribbean

Martinique (TeleSUR) – The intense inner core is expected to pass near Dominica in the next few hours. Hurricane Maria has rapidly increased in strength to a major Category 4 hurricane as it closes on the Leeward islands. It was 70 kilometers northeast of Martinique and a little further from Dominica as of 4 p.m. local time, moving at 16 kph in a west-northwest direction. TeleSUR spoke […]

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UK Labour Party Bars Saudi Arabia from its Conference Over War Crimes

London (AHT) – The Labour Party has barred Saudi Arabia and Sudan from attending its party conference in Brighton, the Independent reported. A spokesperson for the party told Huffington Post: “Following evidence of war crimes committed by Saudi Arabia in its bombing campaign in Yemen and other large-scale human rights abuses, the NEC agreed that the embassy’s application to attend the Labour […]

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