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Syria steps in to contain assault
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Syria steps in to contain assault
The Syrian regime sent troops towards the Turkish border yesterday to contain Ankara’s deadly offensive against the Kurds, stepping in for US forces due to begin a controversial withdrawal. Meanwhile, Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his commitment to continue the offensive against Kurdish fighters in face of tough US sanctions.Read Full Article ...
 
Ecuador govt, protesters agree to end protests
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Ecuador govt, protesters agree to end protests
QUITO: Ecuador’s president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austeri...
 
'Indian economy on a shaky ground,' says Abhijit Banerjee after winning 2009 Nobel Prize on Economic
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Monday, 14 October 2019
'Indian economy on a shaky ground,' says Abhijit Banerjee after winning 2009 Nobel Prize on Economic
New York: Indian-American MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee , who jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize with his wife Esther Duflo and Harvard professor Mich...
 
Most important international event of the week: 71-th session of UN General Assembly
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Most important international event of the week: 71-th session of UN General Assembly
The most important international event of the week was the 71-th session of the UN General Assembly, which brought together representatives of 193 states. Bela...
 
MIL-OSI United Nations: Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISI
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Monday, 14 October 2019
MIL-OSI United Nations: Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISI
Source: United Nations. The ongoing Turkish military incursion in northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associated with...
 
Athens-Democracy-Forum-award-goes-to-Mayor-Pawe?-Adamowicz
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Athens-Democracy-Forum-award-goes-to-Mayor-Pawe?-Adamowicz
The international Athens Democracy Forum prize has been awarded posthumously to the Mayor of Gda?sk, Pawe? Adamowicz. His wife Magdalena and their daughters An...
 
‘Peace Spring’: Shock stats from 96 hours
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Monday, 14 October 2019
‘Peace Spring’: Shock stats from 96 hours
Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a graphic of the region and said there have been rapid developments with “fierce cl...
 
Japan: Secretary-General Extends Condolences, Voices Solidarity with Japan on Heels of Typhoon Hagib
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Japan: Secretary-General Extends Condolences, Voices Solidarity with Japan on Heels of Typhoon Hagib
SG/SM/19813. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General is saddened by reports ...
 
Somalia: Secretary-General Condemns Mortar Attack against Airport, Peacekeepers in Somalia
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Somalia: Secretary-General Condemns Mortar Attack against Airport, Peacekeepers in Somalia
SG/SM/19811. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General strongly condemns the m...
 
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