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Russia Says IS Has Been Defeated in Syria

Russia’s military said Thursday that its mission to oust the Islamic State group in Syria had been accomplished and that the country was “completely liberated” from the group. “The Russian armed forces’ goal to defeat armed groups of the ISIL terrorist organization in Syria has been accomplished,” Sergei Rudskoi, in …

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Vladimir Putin says he’ll run for reelection. Nobody is surprised.

Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, he of the perennial 80 percent approval ratings, declared his intention Wednesday to run for reelection, essentially guaranteeing a new six-year term for the Kremlin leader. “I will nominate my candidacy for the post of the president of the Russian Federation,” Putin said at a rally and a concert at …

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Hunt on for first Emirati astronauts

The UAE on Wednesday launched a hunt to identify four young Emirati astronauts who will be sent to space as part of the country’s ambitious space exploration programme. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday called …

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Netanyahu quiet on U.S. Embassy move in speech, focuses on Iranian threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Israel’s “irreplaceable” relationship with the United States in his first public remarks after the Trump administration said it would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, but he did not address the move directly and instead stressed the threat of Iran. Netanyahu lauded Israel’s expanding …

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What’s The Best Vitamin C Gummies for Toddlers

People nowadays tend to look for the best sources of vitamin c. This is because of the many benefits and uses of vitamin c in one’s body. Vitamin C helps form and repair blood cells, bones and tissues. This nutrient can improve children’s gums stay healthy while strengthening the blood …

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Harvey Weinstein’s staff gave him erectile drugs, kept ‘bibles’ on women, ‘New York Times’ report says

There are still more revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconductand the ways the powerful producer covered his tracks. On Tuesday night, The New York Times published a scathing new report with fresh details on the ways Weinstein took advantage of assistants, manipulated colleagues and worked in cahoots with gossip writers. His assistants supplied him …

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UAE denies Al Houthis’ missile launch claims

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority on Sunday denied Al Houthis’ allegations of launching a missile towards the UAE. In a statement issued to the official news agency WAM on Sunday, the authority said the UAE’s air defence system is capable of dealing with threat of any kind. The Barakah nuclear …

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CIA chief Pompeo says he warned Iran’s Soleimani over Iraq aggression

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he sent a letter to Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iranian leaders expressing concern regarding Iran’s increasingly threatening behavior in Iraq. Speaking during a panel at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in Southern California, Pompeo said he sent …

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