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  • US Drops Weapons, Supplies to Aid Kurdish Fighters in Kobane

    A US military update announced that Kurdish forces fighting in Kobane had received weapons, ammunition and medical supplies from the US and Kurdish authorities. Three C-130 cargo aircraft had delivered “multiple” successful airdrops of supplies in the battlezone. However, political analysts fear that this move may enrage Turkey. Turkey’s standoff against Kurds continues as they

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  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Tells Protesting Crowds to Go Home

    Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying called on pro-democracy protesters in Central to go home despite the growing number of people joining the assembly. Leung also said the government and Beijing cannot comply with the calls of the protesters as Beijing will not reverse its decision to have a pro-Beijing panel screen the 2014 Hong Kong

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  • About 70,000 Kurds Fleeing into Turkish Borders

    According to the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR, more than 70,000 Kurdish refugees are rushing towards the Turkish borders following news from Syrian and Turkey Kurdish fighters that Islamic State (IS) militants are closing into the Kurdish safe zone. Villages conquered by the IS towards the village were described as “genocidal operations.” A Kurdish commander

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  • Pakistani Capital Protests Escalate into National Crisis

    After Sunday, Pakistan’s peaceful protests against the resignation of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad had turned into a national crisis. The main road that linked Iraqi Parliament to different government buildings in central Islamabad appeared war torn after paramilitary and police forces clashed with civilian protesters under the command of Cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and

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  • US Air Strikes Prove Invaluable to Iraq-Kurdish Advance

    The US Air Strikes have opened a window of opportunity for a broader campaign that can finally take the US air strikes against the Northwest stronghold of the Islamic State. The recent success of re-taking the Mosul Dam had proved the effective coordinated strategy of air strikes important in the continuing campaign against the IS.

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  • EU Gets Caught in Russian Sanctions Crossfire from the West

    Russia’s coldest sanctions from the west, including a large arms embargo, offshore energy restrictions and restrictions on Russian bank trading in Europe will not just hurt the country, but also the EU. Russia is the EU’s biggest trading partner amounting to £272 billion the previous year. The inflation in Russian energy production would mean bigger

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  • Leaders Pushing for EU to Impose Further Financial Sanctions Against Russia

    Russia’s involvement in the political instability of Ukraine by annexing Crimea and inflaming the situation by arming the pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk puts it in a dire political situation as leaders of different countries push for further financial sanctions against Russia by the European Union. British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and

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