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Daily Archives: November 17, 2017

Iraqi forces liberate last Daesh-held town near Syria border

Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of the Daesh terror group, hours after they launched the offensive. Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said in a statement from the Joint Operations Command on Friday that Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the ...

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Saudi king to relinquish power in favor of son next week

Saudi King Salman plans to relinquish power in favor of his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, next week, a high-level source close to the country’s royal family says. “Unless something dramatic happens, King Salman will announce the appointment of MBS as King of Saudi Arabia next week,” the source ...

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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian after alleged attack

Israeli forces have shot and severely wounded a Palestinian who allegedly rammed his car into two Israelis in the occupied West Bank. According a statement by the Israeli army, the 17-year-old was shot near Gush Etzion settlement on Friday as he “proceeded by exiting the vehicle, armed with a knife, ...

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Mugabe makes first public appearance since coup

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrived at a university graduation ceremony in the capital on Friday, his first public appearance since a military seizure of power that political sources say is aimed at ending his 37 years in office. Wearing a blue and yellow academic gown and mortar board hat, the 93-year-old sat in large wooden ...

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Turkey says US has reneged on many promises to Ankara

Turkey says the United States has failed to live up to many of its promises to Ankara concerning Syria. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in Ankara on Friday that Turkey was disappointed with the US “not keeping most of its promises.” Turkey is wary of the presence of Kurdish militants ...

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China, Russia to hold simulated anti-missile drills in Beijing

The Chinese and Russian militaries are preparing to hold joint computer-assisted anti-missile drills in what is said to be a response to the deployment of a US missile system is South Korea. China’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday that the militaries will hold the simulated anti-missile drills ...

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US now has significantly more troops in Somalia

The Pentagon has revealed that the United States now has some 500 troops on the ground in Somalia even as it denies a “build-up” of forces in the African country. The Pentagon announced in a statement on Thursday that there were now more than 500 US troops on the ground in ...

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