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Iraqi Shiite militants welcome Russian action against IS; US accused of failing to act decisively

BAGHDAD, Oct 5, (Agencies): Iraq’s most powerful Iranian-backed Shiite militias said on Monday they would welcome Russian air strikes on Islamic State in the country and accused the United States of failing to act decisively against the ultra-hardline group. The comments are likely to fuel US concerns over Moscow’s growing …

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US, allies demand Russia halt Syria strikes outside IS areas

BEIRUT/MOSCOW, Oct 2, (Agencies): Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting and drawing an increasingly angry response from the West. The US-led coalition that is waging its own air …

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Russia in 1st Syria strikes – 36 killed

MOSCOW, Sept 30, (AFP): Russia launched air strikes in war-torn Syria on Wednesday, its first military engagement outside the former Soviet Union since the occupation of Afghanistan in 1979. Russian warplanes carried out strikes in three Syrian provinces along with regime aircraft as Putin seeks to steal US President Barack …

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US-trained Syrian rebels probing alleged defection – Moscow sees growing chance for international deal on Syria

BEIRUT, Sept 23, (Agencies): US-trained rebels who recently returned to Syria said Wednesday they have lost contact with one of their officers and that they are investigating reports he defected and handed over his weapons to al-Qaeda’s branch in the country. The allegations come only days after the group of …

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HOPE educates Syrian refugees, homeless – Raw talent paramount in fashion industry

‘The world is small and life is short so always be true to yourself.” — Tara Sillery. A potent combination of enthusiasm and single-minded determination are the most evident characteristics in Tara Sillery’s personality. Now considered to be part of an elite in the design world within the Middle East, …

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Syria from warm abode to cold evictor

SYRIA was part of the great Ottoman Empire from 1516 until around 1916. It has been under the governance of various Arab governments up to this day, despite the role played by the Ottoman Empire and the governments that followed in terms of shelters found in Syria. Nevertheless, the most …

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