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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Wednesday charged eight activists of a civil rights group with violating the military government’s ban on public gatherings, after it kicked off a cross-country march on Jan. 20 in a rare display of ...
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Iraq News

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish military struck eight targets in northern Iraq, destroying shelters, hideouts and arsenals that belonged to militants, the state-run Anadolu agency said on late Monday. The militants were believed to preparing to attack border ...
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PARIS (Reuters) – France would intervene if a French jihadist were condemned to death in Iraq or Syria, the country’s justice minister Nicole Belloubet said on Sunday. The possibility of such an event has arisen after an Iraqi ...
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Arab News

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The absence of some representatives of the Syrian opposition will not be a serious setback for a conference on the Middle East crisis taking place at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi this week, ...
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A company helping to produce a new voter roll for Zimbabwe has accused the election commission of “impropriety” in its handling of tenders, potentially tarnishing the credibility of a poll meant to usher in a ...
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DRAGOMIRESTI, Romania (Reuters) – Romanian mayor Dragos Vladulescu has a criminal conviction in a country with one of the EU’s worst corruption records, and yet local voters keep re-electing him and many think he’s doing a great job. ...
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KABUL (Reuters) – A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 17 people and wounded about 110 at a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, in an area near foreign embassies and government buildings, ...
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Strategy Research

Tijani Dalal *  Introduction The triangle of the Middle East area is a gateway for international transport between the three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe), making it an important strategic location. It overlooks the world’s most prominent water ...
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WARSAW (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday the United States believed it was Russia’s responsibility to curb Syria’s use of chemical weapons. The chemical weapons … are being used to hit the civilian ...
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean officials rushed to identify 37 victims of a hospital blaze and pinpoint the cause on Saturday as President Moon Jae-in visited the burnt-out building and decried “one tragedy after another” to strike the ...
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