Category Archives: SYRIA

TRUMP’S WEAK ISIS POLICY

It’s not that Donald Trump never held office before that is his biggest problem. Many smart people have only worked in government at the lowest levels and would not have made the same errors as Trump. Proof of this is … Continue reading

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THE CARE OF REFUGEES IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM

The current refuge crisis involving migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and North Africa, is proving to be a delicate balance for European nations. Over the past few months the total of refugees making their way to Europe by boat or overland … Continue reading

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US ADDS 8 COUNTRIES TO LIST OF WORST HUMAN TRAFFICKERS

Recruiters came to Angela’s town in Syria offering paid work in restaurants in Lebanon. She accepted to leave her war-torn country, but found herself subjected to sex trafficking along with dozens of other girls. They were locked in hotels and … Continue reading

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NOMINEE TO HEAD US MILITARY IN AFRICA WARNS OF IS FOCUS ON LIBYA

Islamic State militants are “very likely” to set their sights on ungoverned spaces in Africa if they are defeated in Iraq and Syria, according to the general nominated to lead the U.S. military’s Africa Command. “That’s why instability inside Africa … Continue reading

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PUTIN SUPPORTIVE OF AMERICAN PROPOSALS FOR SYRIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he agrees with an American proposal to incorporate opposition representatives in Syria’s government, but balked at the idea that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down immediately. During a wide-reaching interview recorded with CNN’s Fareed … Continue reading

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US LAUNCHES TWIN STRIKES AGAINST IS FROM MEDITERRANEAN, GULF

The United States on Thursday launched simultaneous strikes against Islamic State extremists from the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf, marking the first time the U.S. military had bombed IS targets in Syria and Iraq from both bodies of water. … Continue reading

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PENTAGON UNLEASHES CYBER EFFORT TO COUNTER MILITANTS ON BATTLEFIELD

The Pentagon has launched a new cyber task force to counter the Islamic State group, and officials say it is creating advantages both in cyberspace and on the battlefield. The task force, JTF-Ares, was developed in May and is in … Continue reading

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PENTAGON REJECTS JOINT STRIKES WITH RUSSIA

The Pentagon is dismissing a Russian proposal to carry out joint airstrikes against al Qaida-linked terrorists in Syria. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu floated the notion Friday during a meeting that was broadcast on Russian state television, adding that the … Continue reading

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US STILL HAS LEVERAGE IN SYRIA, KERRY ASSERTS

Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking to dispel the notion the U.S. has lost traction in its efforts to counter the Syrian regime because of Russian airstrikes that have been aimed at taking back territory from rebels . “The … Continue reading

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STUDY: AMERICANS UNCERTAIN, DIVIDED OVER US GLOBAL ROLE

With a presidential election just six months away, Americans appear deeply divided over the role the United States should play in the world, according to an opinion survey by the Pew Research Center. “Considerable apprehension and concern” are the words researchers … Continue reading

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