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Timelapse reveals construction of 3,300ft Jeddah Tower
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Friday, 23 February 2018
Timelapse reveals construction of 3,300ft Jeddah Tower
Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Tower is set to break the record as the world's tallest building when it is completed next year. Once dubbed 'Kingdom Tower', the 170-storey building is to rise more than a kilometre (almost 3,300 feet), surpassing Dubai's Burj Khalifa as the world's highest building. It will feature a hotel, apartments and offices....
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Sergey Lavrov: Russia to vote for Syria truce at UN
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Friday, 23 February 2018
Sergey Lavrov: Russia to vote for Syria truce at UN
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron echoed a United Nations call for an urgent ceasefire in Syria on Friday. According the Fre...
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National awards presented in Kremlin
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Friday, 23 February 2018
National awards presented in Kremlin
– Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English – Headline: National awards presented in Kremlin. A ceremony for presenting national awards to mark Defen...
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Why Iran doesn’t want escalation Syria
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Friday, 23 February 2018
Why Iran doesn’t want escalation Syria
A picture taken in a northern Israeli kibbutz shows the remains of an Israeli F-16 that crashed after coming under fire by Syrian air defenses during attacks a...
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Britain warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped
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Friday, 23 February 2018
Britain warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped
Africa’s most industrialised country has a large expatriate community and attracts many tourists, and has seldom been associated with Islamist militancy. No at...
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EU Leaders Push for Ceasefire in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
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Friday, 23 February 2018
EU Leaders Push for Ceasefire in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
European leaders called Friday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid and evacuations after more than 400 civilians were killed in t...
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Moscow Calls for 'Guarantees' in Proposed U.N. Syria Ceasefire
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Friday, 23 February 2018
Moscow Calls for 'Guarantees' in Proposed U.N. Syria Ceasefire
Russia on Friday criticized a proposed U.N. resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, demanding that there be "guarantees" that the truce would be re...
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Fates Vary of Foreign Jihadists Held in Iraq and Syria
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Friday, 23 February 2018
Fates Vary of Foreign Jihadists Held in Iraq and Syria
Iraq and Syria's Kurds have netted foreign jihadists by the thousands but while the former is expediting trials, the latter would rather send them home. A Bagh...
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UN Security Council to vote Friday on Syria ceasefire
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Friday, 23 February 2018
UN Security Council to vote Friday on Syria ceasefire
The UN Security Council. United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council will vote Friday on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in S...
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.