Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Syria"

    VIDEO: ‘Who bombs for humanitarian reasons?’ — protesters storm CHOGM 2018, ask UK to stop war in Syria

VIDEO: ‘Who bombs for humanitarian reasons?’ — protesters storm CHOGM 2018, ask UK to stop war in Syria

Protesters took to Parliament Square at Westminster amid the Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings (CHOGM 2018) to ask Prime Minister Theresa May and the UK government to stop bombing Syria.The Stop the War Coalition, who protested outside Parliament as MPs debated, said they were told that the UK bombed Syria for humanitarian reasons, with plans to destroy Bashar al-Assad chemical weapons.They [...]

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    Great job beating ISIS in Syria — now let’s keep them out of Africa

Great job beating ISIS in Syria — now let’s keep them out of Africa

The recent report that U.S.-backed forces declared victory in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa is one of several examples proving the tides are turning against the notorious terrorist group. It also affirms the battle-tested notion that when the United States builds coalitions with other nations, even the most challenging of tasks can be accomplished.But the challenge to terminate ISIS (and [...]

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    The Economist: After Damascus, Lagos is the worst global city to live in

The Economist: After Damascus, Lagos is the worst global city to live in

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister publication of The Economist of London, says Lagos, is the worst global city to live anywhere in the world -- after Damascus in war-torn Syria.According to its 2017 liveability report, which considers 140 major cities, Melbourne in Australia retained its crown as the best city to live anywhere in the world, for seven [...]

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    Trump to Assad: You’ll pay heavy price if you use chemical weapons on civilians again

Trump to Assad: You’ll pay heavy price if you use chemical weapons on civilians again

US President Donald Trump has warned Syrian President Bashar Assad over another plan to use chemical weapons on civilians.According to NAN, Trump issued the warning in a statement released by Sean Spicer, White House spokesman, on Monday.He said intelligence showed that the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack.The US president said Assad will pay a "heavy price" [...]

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    US claims Russia tried to cover up Syria chemical attack

US claims Russia tried to cover up Syria chemical attack

The administration of US President Donald Trump has accused Russia of trying to shield Syria’s government from blame for a deadly gas attack.Trump, who has faced criticism for lacking a broader strategy to deal with the Syria crisis, insisted he has no plans to “go into” the war-torn country.Senior White House officials, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, said Assad’s [...]

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    Geopolitical risks — additional factor to consider week ahead

Geopolitical risks — additional factor to consider week ahead

A US missile strike in Syria, a weaker than expected jobs report, and Fed planning to shrink its balance sheet, all did little to move markets significantly last week.US stocks fluctuated between gains and losses throughout the week, Treasuries traded in a similar pattern, gold erased gains after jumping to a 5-month high, and the VIX was capped at 13.43.Such [...]

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    Oil price jumps to $56 after US missiles hit Syria

Oil price jumps to $56 after US missiles hit Syria

Oil price went to a one-month high on Friday after the United States attacked a Syrian government airbase, killing six people, rattling the oil-rich region.On Thursday night (Nigerian time), US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat Airfield, in response to a chemical attack on civilians in the town of Khan Sheikhoun earlier in the week.After the toughest action [...]

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    US attack on Syria: Russia ‘retaliates’ by suspending MoU on flight safety

US attack on Syria: Russia ‘retaliates’ by suspending MoU on flight safety

In aftermath of US strike on Syria, Russia has suspended the memorandum preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria.The memorandum was signed with the United States in the wake of the US strike on the Syrian airbase, the Russian foreign ministry reported on Friday."The Russian side suspends the memorandum on the prevention of incidents and on ensuring [...]

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    US attacks Syrian air base with 59 cruise missiles

US attacks Syrian air base with 59 cruise missiles

US President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the launch of airstrikes in Syria.Trump's order was in response to chemical attacks allegedly ordered by Bashar al-Assad, Syrian President, against his people.The chemical attacks killed several persons, including children and women.The US fired 59 Tomahawk missiles from the USS Porter and USS Ross destroyers in the Eastern Mediterranean against the Shayrat air [...]

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    Muslim refugees converting to Christianity ‘to remain safe’

Muslim refugees converting to Christianity ‘to remain safe’

Many Syrian refugees are converting from Islam to Christianity in order to find safety in Lebanon.According  to UK Telegraph, the refugees revealed that they decided to convert to benefit from the generous aid distributed by Christian charities and to help their asylum applications to Europe, the United States, Canada and elsewhere.Ibrahim Ali, one of such converts, said people like him [...]

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    TRUMP FEVER: Iranian scientist, many refugees detained across US airports

TRUMP FEVER: Iranian scientist, many refugees detained across US airports

An Iranian scientist heading to a laboratory in Boston, an Iraqi who had worked as an interpreter for the United States Army, and a Syrian refugee family heading to a new life in Ohio, are currently being detained in airports across the US.This is as a result of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.In a report, The New York Times [...]

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    Russian military plane crashes into Black sea

Russian military plane crashes into Black sea

A Russian military plane with 92 people on board has crashed into the Black Sea, according to the country's defence ministry.The plane disappeared from radar two minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi.Quoting a security source, the Sputnik news agency said musicians and media representatives were among those on board the ill-fated aircraft.But the BBC said some [...]

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    Iraq and Syria have ‘direct bearing’ on the growth of Boko Haram

Iraq and Syria have ‘direct bearing’ on the growth of Boko Haram

A civil society organisation, Stand Up Nigeria (SUN), has alleged that the insecurity in Iraq and Syria have a direct bearing on the growth of the Boko Haram sect.Christie Amor, SUN’s director of public affairs, said this at a press conference in Abuja.She said Amnesty International allegedly played "damaging roles" in both countries, and is now targeting Nigeria.“In early 2011, [...]

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    Boko Haram insurgents ‘heading’ to Europe, Syria

Boko Haram insurgents ‘heading’ to Europe, Syria

Boko Haram insurgents have started fleeing to Europe and Syria as a result of food scarcity in the north-east.Quoting intelligence sources, Daily Mail said Boko Haram suicide bombers and militants were seen heading for Europe, while others are travelling to fight for the Islamic State in Syria.“They (Boko Haram refugees) will soon start showing up on the Mediterranean’s shores,” the [...]

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    Russian helicopter shot down in Syria

Russian helicopter shot down in Syria

Russian defence ministry said a Mi-8 helicopter belonging to the government, and with five people on board, was shot down in Syria's North-Western Idlib province, on Monday.The ministry said the helicopter was returning to the Khmeimim air base on Syria's coast after delivering humanitarian aid to the city of Aleppo when it was shot down by fire from the ground.It [...]

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    24 persons displaced every minute, says UNHCR

24 persons displaced every minute, says UNHCR

Twenty-four persons are displaced every minute and one in 113 people on earth is either a refugee, asylum seeker or internally displaced, according to the UN refugee agency.UNHCR’s annual global trends said tracks forced displacement, 65.3 million people were displaced as of the end of 2015 , compared to 59.5 million people 12 months ago, making it the worst refugee situation [...]

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