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Intra-Syrian Talks Officially Start in Geneva

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Intra-Syrian Talks Officially Start in Geneva

The delayed intra-Syrian talks to end five years of bloody warfare officially started in Geneva on Monday with two hours of talks between the United Nations mediator and the opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC). “As far as we are concerned, their arrival at the Palais des Nations and initiating the discussions with us is the [...]

NATO Warns Russia on Turkish Air Space Violation

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NATO Warns Russia on Turkish Air Space Violation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday that a Russian combat aircraft violated Turkish airspace on Friday, despite repeated warnings by the Turkish authorities. Previous incidents have shown how dangerous such behaviour is, he said. “I call on Russia to act responsibly and to fully respect NATO airspace. Russia must take all necessary measures to [...]

Intra-Syrian Talks for Ceasefire Delayed

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Intra-Syrian Talks for Ceasefire Delayed

Intra-Syrian talks that were scheduled to begin in Geneva Monday under United Nations sponsorship will now start on Friday. The first priority of the talks will be a broad ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and halting the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). But in announcing the new date, [...]

Republicans React to Delay in Hillary Clinton’s Email Releases

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Republicans React to Delay in Hillary Clinton’s Email Releases

As the controversy related to Hillary Clinton’s emails is getting hotter by the day, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has responded to the State Department’s attempt to delay Clinton email releases. “It’s clear that the State Department’s delay is all about ensuring any further damaging developments in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal are revealed only after [...]

Are Foreign Investors Pulling Out of India?

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Are Foreign Investors Pulling Out of India?

As Narendra Modi is being pooh-poohed by every wise Indian for his repeated failures, it is believed that he is perhaps the most hated Prime Minister of India. Under Modi’s 20-month rule, the country of 1.25 billion people has gone back by almost 20 years. Today, the people of India are suffering under the unprecedented [...]

Will China Release Uighur Professor Ilham Tohti?

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Will China Release Uighur Professor Ilham Tohti?

According to human rights organization Amnesty International, 400 academics from across the world have called on China’s President Xi Jinping to immediately release Uighur Professor Ilham Tohti, on the second anniversary of the day he was taken into custody by authorities. In an open letter dated January 15 to President Xi, scholars from academic institutions [...]

Iranian Bank Removed from Sanctions List

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Iranian Bank Removed from Sanctions List

The United Nations Security Council announced Sunday that it has removed Iranian Bank Sepah and its international subsidiary from a sanctions list. The decision follows Saturday’s announcement of a UN report confirming that Iran has completed necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation of a plan of action aiming to resolve the nuclear issue. The [...]

World Worried Over North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb

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World Worried Over North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb

Following the announcement today by the North Korea or Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) that it has carried out a hydrogen bomb test, the head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that if the nuclear test is confirmed, it is in clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and is “deeply [...]

Gun Violence: 100,000 People Killed in the U.S.

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Gun Violence: 100,000 People Killed in the U.S.

Over the past decade in America, more than 100,000 people have been killed as a result of gun violence—and millions more have been the victim of assaults, robberies, and other crimes involving a gun, according to a White House Statement released Tuesday. Many of these crimes were committed by people who never should have been [...]

Who Is Responsible for Pathankot Terrorist Attack?

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Who Is Responsible for Pathankot Terrorist Attack?

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a call Tuesday from Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif regarding the terrorist attack on the Pathankot airbase. Modi emphasized the need for Pakistan to take immediate action against the organizations and individuals responsible for and linked to the Pathankot terrorist attack. [ Should Narendra Modi Raise the [...]

UK May Block Donald Trump’s Entry into the Country

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UK May Block Donald Trump’s Entry into the Country

By Rakesh Raman In response to Donald Trump’s recent suggestion in his political speeches to put a temporary ban on Muslims’ entry into USA, an online community petition is urging the UK government that the US Presidential hopeful should not be allowed to enter UK for his hate speeches. The UK parliament is likely to [...]

Yemen Conflict: WFP Appeals for Food Supply in Taiz

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Yemen Conflict: WFP Appeals for Food Supply in Taiz

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it is deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the city of Taiz where people have been going hungry for weeks as WFP struggles to reach vulnerable families in the war-torn city. The Yemen civil war broke out last year when two warring factions claimed [...]

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