Day: October 16, 2017

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Kirkuk: The Kurdish Dream Meets Reality

Baghdad (GPA) – The first shots have been fired in the war for ‘Kurdistan,’ and it appears the Iraqi army has come out on top in Kirkuk. This weekend, the Iraqi army began their incursion to the newly declared “Kurdistan” following last month’s independence referendum. Despite assurances from the Kurdish government that the region would […]

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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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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 […]

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Daesh in The Sinai: Weekend of Attacks & Rockets Fired at Israel

Cairo (GPA) – Following a weekend of Daesh attacks on Egyptian forces in the Sinai, the organization ended their weekend by firing missiles into southern Israel. Thursday: 6 Egyptian Police Killed at Checkpoint Terrorists, most likely members The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sinai Province, started the weekend off early with an attack on a northern […]

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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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