Syria

Un Says Deal Reached On Committee For New Syria Constitution

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday that a long-sought agreement has been reached on the composition of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria, an important step toward hopefully ending the more than...

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Concerns Mount Over Makeshift Prisons For Islamic State Fighters 

Efforts to secure prisons holding thousands of captured Islamic State fighters appear to be on the verge of crumbling, a development that could help strengthen the terror group's efforts to re-emerge in Syria and Iraq.    For months, officials...
Related topics: Iraq

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Minnesotan Interviewed In Isis Prison In Northern Syria

Holly Williams of CBS News interviews a man claiming to be Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, a St. Louis Park man in an ISIS prison in northern Syria: “He said he was recruited to ISIS through a contact on Twitter and was bombarded with ISIS propaganda...
Related topics: Isis, Social Media, World Videos

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The Secret Way America And Russia Steal Each Other's Weapons To Crack Their Secrets

Michael Peck Security, Europe A dangerous intelligence game. Key point: Both superpowers use proxies and proxy-conflicts as opportunities to spy on each other. Last month, Russia claimed that it recovered U.S. Tomahawk missiles that hit Syria,...
Related topics: Russia

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Conflict With Iran Portends World War Iii

Robert FreemanIf the U.S. cannot defeat the likes of second- and third- and fourth-rate military powers like Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria, does it really want to start a war with the strategic ally of the #2 and #3 nuclear powers in the world?...
Related topics: Iran, Military, Iraq, Afghanistan, World Photos

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The "yellow Peril" Aspects Of American's New Cold War

Snowden sued by DOJ; Turkey-Iran-Russia meet to discuss Syria; The history of US Special Rep to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad
Related topics: Edward Snowden, Turkey, Iran, Russia, Afghanistan

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If Syria Pioneered Grain Processing By Watermill In 350bc, The Uk In 2019 Can Do Better... Right?

Wrong: Biz committee bemoans lack of automation strategy The UK government needs to come up with an actual strategy to help businesses and workers take advantage of automation and robotics.…
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10 Iran-backed Fighters Killed In Syria Attack: Report

A missile attack by an unidentified aircraft hit a position near a Syrian government-held town along the Iraqi border overnight on Tuesday, reportedly killing at least 10 Iran-backed fighters. The attack took place in Al Bukamal, in the eastern...
Related topics: Iran

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Cbs News Finds Multiple Isis Members In A Kurdish Prison Who Claim To Be American And Want To Go...

When a CBS News reporter visited a Syrian prison, crowded with captured members of ISIS, she found that several of them claimed to be Americans who had joined ISIS for misguided reasons.What happened?The prison in the northeastern part of Syria is...
Related topics: Isis

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Why Loitering Munitions Are The Newest And Deadliest Threat

Charlie Gao Security, Middle East No joke. In August 2018, suicide attack drones grabbed headlines when used in an assassination attempt against Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. Similar drones were used by ISIS in Iraq and Syria to attack...
Related topics: Drones, Isis, Iraq

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Syria’s Ruling Family Is Torn Apart Over Payment Of Loans To Russia

Reports  have been circulating concerning the dismantling of Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf’s business empire at the direct orders of his cousin, Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syria watchers were unsure of what to make of the news, considering the...
Related topics: Russia, Bashar Al-Assad

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France's Tried To Make Its Own 'tomahawk' Missile (but It Isn't Going Well)

Charlie Gao Technology, Europe Lots of problems. Key point: France's MdCN and SCALP missiles have performed poorly in Syria. The jury is still out on how effective Russian and Syrian air defenses were in the April 18, 2018, missile strikes...
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Daesh Leader 'less Important By The Day' And 'will Be Killed', Senior Uk Army Officer Says

Daesh has been driven from effectively all of its captured territory in Iraq and Syria following an international military response which included the US and UK. The leader and self-proclaimed Caliph of the terrorist organisation is currently on the...
Related topics: United Kingdom, Iraq, Military, Terrorism

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Putin, Erdogan And Rouhani Hold Press Conference After Ankara Summit - Video

The Presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran gathered in Ankara on Monday for the 5th Trilateral Summit as part of the Astana format of meetings. This time Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani discussed the current situation in Syria...
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, Ankara, World Videos, Russia, Iran

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Turkey May Launch Operation In Safe Zone In Northeastern Syria Within 2 Weeks - Erdogan

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Ankara is ready to start an operation against Kurdish militia in a safe zone in northeastern Syria within two weeks, if no specific measures are taken there jointly with the United States, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
Related topics: Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara

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Syrian Military Finds Large Militant Base In Cave Near Liberated Khan Sheikhoun

KHAN SHEIKHOUN, Syria (Sputnik) - Syrian military has found a cave near the recently liberated city of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province that was used by militants as a large military base, Big. Gen. Abdel Kerim Meikhun told reporters.
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Isolated Among Extremists: Conditions Deteriorate For Children Of Islamic State

Small children usually flock to photographers as they snap pictures in refugee camps.  They make silly faces, flash victory signs and jostle to be in the front of the shot.But nothing is usual about the children of Islamic State militants in...
Related topics: Photography

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Trump Must Not Give Israel A Blank Check In The Middle East

Dalia Dassa Kaye Security, Middle East Israel has a right to defend itself, but not at the expense of regional stability and American interests. Israel’s military campaign against Iranian-aligned forces in Syria, Lebanon, and reportedly Iraq...
Related topics: Israel, Military, Lebanon, Iraq

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Militants Blocked Humanitarian Corridor From Idlib De-escalation Zone - Russian Military

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants blocked a humanitarian corridor from the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria, Maj. Gen. Alexey Bakin, head of the Russian centre for Syrian reconciliation, said at a briefing on Sunday.
Related topics: Military, Russia, Moscow

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Iranian Tanker Held In Gibraltar Delivered Oil To Syria, Says Us

The United States has evidence that the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 has transferred its crude oil to the Syrian government, breaking assurances it gave not to sell crude to the country, the US State Department said on Thursday. British commandos...

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