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Putin is outplaying Trump in the Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Syria on Monday as part of a whirlwind Middle Eastern tour. Putin, who also stopped in Egypt and Turkey, met leaders, posed for photo-ops, inked a huge energy deal and, all in all, played the part of an influential international statesman. While President Trump has sparked outrage across the region, …

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21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh. They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread across several refugee camps in …

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New fertility clinic opens in RAK

The first fertility centre was opened yesterday in Ras Al Khaimah at RAK Hospital, in collaboration with the Bourn Hall Fertility Centre. The two entities will collaborate to provide comprehensive fertility services in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah The collaboration will ensure top-of-the-line In Vitro Fertilisation …

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Israeli airstrike, artillery shells hit Gaza Strip

Israel has conducted an airstrike and artillery attacks against Palestinian fighters in the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired artillery shells at a checkpoint belonging to Palestinian resistance forces in the northeast of the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. An Israeli surveillance jet targeted a group of resistance fighters in …

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Israeli forces open fire at protesters in Jerusalem al-Quds

Israeli forces have opened fire on protesters, injuring several Palestinians in Jerusalem al-Quds where worshipers gathered on a “day of rage.” Clashes broke out Friday between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters, who are out on the streets to voice their anger at US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds …

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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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