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US-led coalition violated intl law in Syria by failing to protect civilians – UN report

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The UN Syria Commission released a report saying it is “gravely concerned” about the impact of international airstrikes in the war-torn country, adding that US-led forces failed to take proper precautions to protect civilians during an attack in Aleppo. Keep Reading

Russia rushes humanitarian aid to exhausted Deir ez-Zor

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The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing sides in Syria is urgently sending humanitarian aid to Syria after Deir ez-Zor was finally liberated from a three-year siege by IS, bringing relief to thousands of civilians. Keep Reading

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Caribbean Island

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Winds of up to 185mph (297kph) have hit Barbuda as Hurricane Irma passed directly over the Caribbean island. The most powerful storm ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean is “potentially catastrophic” according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). Keep Reading

Do not drive N. Korea into corner, sanctions alone will not solve problem – Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the North Korean nuclear crisis cannot be resolved by sanctions alone. He called on the international community not to drive Pyongyang into a corner. Keep Reading

Tunnels, guns & abandoned tanks: Secrets of ISIS stronghold revealed in Deir ez-Zor

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Syrian forces have captured the fortified area near Deir ez-Zor that was struck by Russian cruise missiles, which Moscow says killed over 200 jihadists. Troves of weapons, explosives and damaged armored vehicles were found on the site where the terrorists had holed up. Keep Reading

Dancing in Damascus as Syria keeps Russia 2018 World Cup dream alive with last-gasp goal

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In one of the biggest public outpourings of joy in the Syrian capital since war broke out six years ago, residents of Damascus danced in the streets, hugged each other and honked their horns as their football team kept its hopes alive of qualifying for its first-ever World Cup. Keep Reading

‘Dreamer’ issue adds to packed U.S. congressional agenda

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The U.S. Congress, back from vacation on Tuesday, already had its plate full with urgent fiscal and disaster relief issues when President Donald Trump saddled it with deciding the fate of people brought illegally to the United States as children. Keep Reading

Saudi Arabia and the United States provide “IS” with Bulgarian weapons

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In its official statements, the Bulgarian government referred to the countries that bought arms from them, which were exported by countries such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Egypt, Russia, Afghanistan, Croatia and India reported in the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. Keep Reading

WFP directly blames Saudi Arabia for Yemeni humanitarian crisis

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“Saudi Arabia should fund 100 percent of the needs of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen,” said the WFP’s Executive Director David Beasley. “Either stop the war or fund the crisis. Option three is, do both of them.” Keep Reading

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