• Syria: Rebel group, Russians forge Ghouta plan

    Syria: Rebel group, Russians forge Ghouta plan

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    More than 105,000 people have left the militant Eastern Ghouta enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital city of Damascus ever since government forces and allied fighters from popular defense groups launched a wide-scale offensive last month to purge the region of foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants.
  • European Union recalls envoy after spy attack

    European Union recalls envoy after spy attack

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    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has close ties with Moscow and has clashed with Brussels on democracy issues, was behind the plan to recall the European Union ambassador in solidarity with Britain, a diplomatic source said. The UK's military research base, Porton Down, said a group of nerve agents known as Novichok were used in the poisoning of Mr Skripal and his daughter.
  • Palestinians slam Trump security advisor pick Bolton

    Palestinians slam Trump security advisor pick Bolton

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    President Harry Truman created the NSC in 1947 as an advisory body on national security and foreign policy matters. A strong supporter of the Iraq war and an advocate for aggressive use of American power, Bolton was unable to win Senate confirmation after his nomination to the United Nations post alienated many Democrats and even some Republicans.
  • White House to Begin Investigation on President's Leaked Briefing Papers

    White House to Begin Investigation on President's Leaked Briefing Papers

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    The White House fumed Wednesday about an embarrassing leak regarding Donald Trump's shock decision to congratulate Russia's Vladimir Putin on his re-election, as lawmakers blasted him for feting the strongman's landslide win. It was not clear whether the document in question was classified , but it was included with other classified papers. It also was unclear whether Trump, who prefers oral briefings, had read the talking points prepared by his national security team before Tuesday's ...
  • Turkish Red Crescent to held Afrin people

    Turkish Red Crescent to held Afrin people

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    There, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed his army and Syrian former rebel fighters to take Afrin from a group he sees as aligned with the outlawed Kurdish PKK group fighting within Turkey. A political affiliate of US-backed, Kurdish-spearheaded militias accused Erdogan seeking to attack "under false pretences" swathes of northern Syria.
  • Mississippi Gov. appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to vacant Senate seat

    Mississippi Gov. appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to vacant Senate seat

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    Chris McDaniel and Democrats who would like to nab a MS senate seat as part of an effort to overturn a slim GOP majority. She beat Democratic opponents even more easily in the 2011 and 2015 general elections. "Now it's up to him to elect her". There's also a potentially viable Democrat in the race. "Her service as the Co-chairman of the Agriculture Policy Advisory Council for President Donald Trump has been instrumental in ensuring MS farmers and ranchers a voice during key decision ...
  • African Union Highlights Importance Of Continental Free Trade Area In Kigali

    African Union Highlights Importance Of Continental Free Trade Area In Kigali

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    The Federal Executive Council had on Wednesday last week, approved for the President to sign the framework agreement for establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area. "In the long run, the continental free-trade area has tremendous potential benefit to all the member countries in boosting their trade and transforming their economies", Edward Brown, director at the African Centre for Economic Transformation, told Al Jazeera.
  • Trump bans U.S. purchases of Venezuela's cryptocurrency Petro

    Trump bans U.S. purchases of Venezuela's cryptocurrency Petro

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    In the executive order , Trump said it was an "attempt to circumvent US sanctions" imposed for democratic backsliding. In what is certain to be the first crypto-related executive action taken by a U.S. The petro , which first went on presale on February 20th, is the world's first state-backed cryptocurrency. Trump described the February launch of the Petro cryptocurrency as an "attempt to circumvent United States sanctions", according to a White House statement announcing the ...
  • Superhero film 'Black Panther' becomes most tweeted about movie of all time

    Superhero film 'Black Panther' becomes most tweeted about movie of all time

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    Black Panther has dominated the box office for five consecutive weekends. It has grossed more than 607 million dollars (£433 million) domestically and 1.2 billion dollars (£856 million) worldwide. His tweet was shared over 240,000 times. Twitter revealed more stats about Black Panther's Twitter presence, including which hashtags fans used, their favorite emojis associated with the movie, and their favorite characters, none of which should come as a major surprise to fans.
  • Boko Haram frees 105 abducted school girls

    Boko Haram frees 105 abducted school girls

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    Her own daughter, Rifkatu, is still missing almost four years after she and over 200 of her classmates were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from their school in Chibok about 275 km (170 miles) away. Boko Haram translates as "western education is forbidden" in the local Hausa language. But after many days of waiting, no fewer than 101 of the girls abducted last month from Dapchi in Yobe State were driven to the centre of the town and released by their captors.
  • Consider new sanctions on Iran

    Consider new sanctions on Iran

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    Trump's tone in this year's Nowruz message was a stark contrast from last year's, when he called the Iranian-American community "one of the most successful immigrant groups in our country's contemporary history". Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh European Union sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, Reuters reported last week.
  • Missing Indians found in Iraq mass grave

    Missing Indians found in Iraq mass grave

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    Swaraj on Tuesday told Parliament that all 39 Indians, abducted by the ISIS in Iraq almost three years back, were killed and their bodies were recovered. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said it was "unpardonable" that families of victims had to learn about their heartbreaking loss from television channels instead of the government.
  • Trump rolls out welcome mat for Saudi crown prince's visit to US

    Trump rolls out welcome mat for Saudi crown prince's visit to US

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    Lotta bad things are happening in Iran . Breaking the traditional protocol US President Donald Trump will receive the Crown Prince Salman at the White House. "We know today the relation produced more than 4 million jobs directly and indirectly" the crown prince said. "Your father made a very wise decision", Trump said.
  • Obama judge blocks Mississippi 15-week abortion ban

    Obama judge blocks Mississippi 15-week abortion ban

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    Bryant has said he aims to make MS the safest place in America for an unborn child , but the state is faring poorly when it comes to protecting infants and children. House Bill 1510 does make exceptions when there are risks to the life or physical health of the mother, or fatal fetal anomalies. As recently as 2011, there were seven abortion providers in Louisiana, according to the Guttmacher Institute , a pro-abortion rights group that tracks state laws and abortion providers nationwide.
  • Justices won't block new congressional maps in Pennsylvania

    Justices won't block new congressional maps in Pennsylvania

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    On Monday, Alito, a Republican , who was appointed to the court by President George W. Bush, shot down a request by GOP legislative leaders in the Pennsylvania General Assembly to stay a new congressional map set to take effect for the spring primary and this November's general election.
  • Australia engages with ASEAN to develop trade and investment

    Australia engages with ASEAN to develop trade and investment

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    President Donald Trump announced the tariffs on March 7 to protect domestic steel and aluminium producers on national security grounds. Lee and Turnbull urged ASEAN to put its weight behind the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a China-backed alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.
  • Trump Takes Opioid Fight To New Hampshire

    Trump Takes Opioid Fight To New Hampshire

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    Some details of the plan are to be unveiled during Trump's scheduled visit Monday to New Hampshire, which has been hit hard by the opioid crisis. David Safavian, deputy director for the American Conservative Union Foundation's Center for Criminal Justice Reform, said Trump's plan had some good parts, including focusing on addiction as a way to lower crime rates.
  • Now Is a Great Time to Appreciate Jim Carrey's Art

    Now Is a Great Time to Appreciate Jim Carrey's Art

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    Jim Carrey's burgeoning career as an artist is proving that when it comes to inspiration, there's no place like home - or in his case, the White House. Since the one-year mark under President Trump , Carrey has created satirical cartoons of both the Trump administration and the Republican congressmen and then has tweeted them out to his followers.
  • Trump Blocks Venezuela's Digital Currency

    Trump Blocks Venezuela's Digital Currency

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    President Donald Trump tightened USA sanctions against the Venezuelan government on Monday by prohibiting any us financial transactions involving Venezuela's new digital cryptocurrency, the Petro . Coin Center executive director Jerry Brito said in a statement that there is "nothing new" about the USA issuing sanctions: "While Venezuela's attempt to issue a cryptocurrency is novel, there's nothing new about the US restricting financial dealings with sanctioned countries".
  • Trump Will Reportedly Impose $60 Billion In Tariffs On Chinese Imports

    Trump Will Reportedly Impose $60 Billion In Tariffs On Chinese Imports

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    But the White House confirmed to CNN last week that the administration is weighing tariffs on at least $30 billion worth of other imports from China. Despite the good intentions, large USA retailers that have high-volume trade partnerships with Chinese suppliers and manufactures worry the plan will backfire at the cost of American consumers.
  • MEMA issues impact statement ahead of mid-week storm

    MEMA issues impact statement ahead of mid-week storm

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    Still several days out from the storm, the forecast could change. This storm system will have two waves of accumulation. Some meteorologists are optimistic given increased daylight hours, that the sun will be able to prevent snow accumulation from reaching the worst case scenario of 10 inches.
  • TRUMP CHAOS: Panic mode as Federal Bureau of Investigation boss fired

    TRUMP CHAOS: Panic mode as Federal Bureau of Investigation boss fired

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    Citing five sources with knowledge of the president's plans, the daily said, "The turbulence is part of a broader potential shake-up under consideration by Trump that is likely to include senior officials at the White House, where staffers are gripped by fear and uncertainty as they await the next move from an impulsive president who enjoys stoking conflict".
  • Rulers and World Leaders Congratulate Xi Jinping on His Re-election

    Rulers and World Leaders Congratulate Xi Jinping on His Re-election

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    After China's rubber-stamp legislature reappointed Xi Jinping as China's president with no term limits, the communist country's massive propaganda efforts kicked into high gear. On Saturday, Xi was unanimously re-elected for a five-year term at the fifth plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on Saturday.