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Syrian Kurds Liberate Kobani from ISIS

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Syrian Kurds Liberate Kobani from ISIS

By Rakesh Raman The People’s Defense Units (a.k.a. Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or YPG), which is the national army of Syrian Kurdistan, claimed Monday that it has taken back the Syrian city of Kobani from the Sunni extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after nearly four months of fighting. Earlier, U.S. Army Gen. [...]

US Condemns the Murder of Japanese Hostage by ISIS

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US Condemns the Murder of Japanese Hostage by ISIS

Despite airstrikes by the U.S. and its allies on ISIS, the terrorist organization is continuously expanding its regime. By Rakesh Raman As reports are pouring in about the killing of a Japanese hostage by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the U.S. has condemned the murder. The White House issued an [...]

ISIS Demands $200 Million to Release Japanese Hostages

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ISIS Demands $200 Million to Release Japanese Hostages

As the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to visit London to consult with the Counter-ISIL Coalition partners to defeat ISIS ( Islamic State or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), the terrorist organization has responded with an execution threat against two Japanese hostages. Incidentally, the militants are demanding the same amount of [...]

John Kerry to Discuss Plan with UK to Defeat ISIS

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John Kerry to Discuss Plan with UK to Defeat ISIS

While the U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve to combat ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terrorism is underway, the U.S. has decided to take more active steps against the terrorist outfit. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London, U.K. on Thursday, January 22, to consult with the [...]

“Potash for Growth” Program Launched in Ethiopia

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“Potash for Growth” Program Launched in Ethiopia

ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on minerals, today announced that it has launched a Potash for Growth program in Ethiopia. The program is designed to unlock the potential of agriculture in Ethiopia by promoting balanced fertilization among Ethiopia’s small and private farmers in order to increase their agricultural productivity and economic benefits from [...]

Can Operation Inherent Resolve Defeat ISIS?

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Can Operation Inherent Resolve Defeat ISIS?

By Rakesh Raman While the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is now determined to extend its territory into Europe after conquering large areas of Iraq and Syria, the U.S. and partner-nation military forces have continued to attack the ISIS terrorists. The Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials provided details Tuesday on [...]

How Islamic State Trains Its Fighters

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How Islamic State Trains Its Fighters

Currently, ISIS holds a state which is at least equivalent to the geographical area of the U.K. But it has already planned to move beyond Iraq and Syria in order to expand its regime. By Rakesh Raman As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is in the process of expanding its regime beyond [...]

First Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Forum

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First Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Forum

The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) has launched the First Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Forum which will take place 17-18 February 2015 in the capital city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. The event, a collaboration between the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG), Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Sustainability to Action, will bring together [...]

Top 5 Human Rights Watch Videos: Russia, India, North Korea, ISIS, Egypt

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Top 5 Human Rights Watch Videos: Russia, India, North Korea, ISIS, Egypt

Human Rights Watch (HRW) – which is an independent, international organization that works to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all – has announced its top five videos of 2014. [ No Nation Is Free of Human Rights Violations: Meenakshi Ganguly ] Here are these videos: 1. Russia: The Russian [...]

New Ebola “Lest We Forget” Billboards

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New Ebola “Lest We Forget” Billboards

To complement and augment its awareness-raising “Protecting Global Health: Ebola First Responders” 2015 float entry in the 126th Rose Parade, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has put up billboards in the greater Los Angeles area with the headline “Lest We Forget: Ebola Deaths in Africa…” The billboards feature a ticker that reads 6,914—the number of Ebola [...]

Yezidi Women and Girls Face Sexual Violence in Iraq

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Yezidi Women and Girls Face Sexual Violence in Iraq

Torture, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, suffered by women and girls from Iraq’s Yezidi minority who were abducted by the armed group the Islamic State (IS), highlights the savagery of IS rule, said human rights organization Amnesty International in a new report Tuesday. Escape from hell – Torture, sexual slavery in Islamic [...]

Flydubai to Commence Operations to Chennai

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Flydubai to Commence Operations to Chennai

Dubai-based Flydubai has announced the addition of three new routes to its network. Flights to Chennai, Hargeisa and Nejran will commence in the first quarter of 2015, further expanding the carrier’s footprint to 89 destinations in 46 countries. With the addition of Nejran, Flydubai now operates to 12 cities in Saudi Arabia. The carrier will [...]

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