24 May 2018

The rehabilitation of Marawi, one year after deadly siege

“Marawi was besieged on May 23, 2017 by hundreds of local and foreign militia waving black IS flags. The Philippine government imposed martial law, and a five-month battle between troops and militants ensued, flattening large parts of the city.  The conflict displaced more than 200,000 civilians. Forty-seven civilians were killed in

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24 May 2018

Ukraine tests U.S. missile systems for first time

“Ukraine tested its Javelin missile systems on Tuesday for the first time since receiving the weapons from the United States to boost its defenses in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists.” Source: Ukraine tests U.S. missile systems for first time | Reuters

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24 May 2018

Saudi-led coalition foils Houthi attacks on Red Sea ships, Saudi and UAE media say

“A Saudi-led military coalition foiled attacks by explosives-laden speedboats deployed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement against commercial vessels, including an oil tanker, in the Red Sea, Saudi and Emirati state media said on Wednesday.” Source: Saudi-led coalition foils Houthi attacks on Red Sea ships, Saudi and UAE media say |

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24 May 2018

Saudi Arabia expands crackdown on women’s rights activists

“Saudi Arabia has arrested at least three more women’s rights activists in a widening crackdown just weeks before a ban on women driving is set to end, international rights watchdogs said on Tuesday.” Source: Saudi Arabia expands crackdown on women’s rights activists | Reuters

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24 May 2018

Clashes intensify in east Libya as car bomb kills two

“Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar engaged in fierce clashes around the city of Derna on Tuesday, as two soldiers were killed in a car bomb and another was abducted from a checkpoint elsewhere in the east.” Source: Clashes intensify in east Libya as car bomb kills two |

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24 May 2018

Hezbollah strengthens influence in Lebanon parliament

“Hezbollah has strengthened its influence in Lebanon’s parliament with the election of an ally of the Iran-backed group to the role of deputy speaker.” Source: Hezbollah strengthens influence in Lebanon parliament | Lebanon News | Al Jazeera

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24 May 2018

US hits Iran IRGC with sanctions over support of Yemen’s Houthis

“The United States has imposed new sanctions against officials of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard for allegedly providing ballistic missile-related expertise to armed Houthi rebels in Yemen.” Source: US hits Iran IRGC with sanctions over support of Yemen’s Houthis | News | Al Jazeera

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24 May 2018

Georgia accuses Russia of war crimes during 2008 conflict

“Georgia has accused Russia of war crimes, human rights violations and a ‘rampage’ across its territory during the military conflict between the countries almost 10 years ago.” Source: Georgia accuses Russia of war crimes during 2008 conflict | World news | The Guardian

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24 May 2018

Paris migrant camp to be evicted on French government orders

“France’s interior minister has ordered Paris forcibly evacuate migrant camps that have sprung up along its canals. The move is emblematic of France’s tough new approach to migrants.” Source: Paris migrant camp to be evicted on French government orders | News | DW | 23.05.2018

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24 May 2018

France has lost the fight in drug-ridden suburbs, admits Emmanuel Macron

“France has ‘lost the fight against drug trafficking’ in many suburbs, warned Emmanuel Macron as shocking images of masked gunmen opening fire in Marseille and a brutal daylight murder highlighted the uphill task he faces. “ Source: France has lost the fight in drug-ridden suburbs, admits Emmanuel Macron

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