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Japan’s Precarious Position in the Asia
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-01-11 21:16
Over the last few years, Japan’s foreign policy gained a coherence rarely seen in decades. No doubt pressure from Japan’s natural rivals in Asia—a rising China and a recalcitrant Russia—have helped to focus the minds of Japanese policymakers. Certainly t ...

US: Syrian Kurds a force on the ground and must be in peace talks
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 21:10
"YPG is...a force on the ground, is a representative group, and their voice will need to be heard ...

Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-11 18:28
Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny ...

Photo of dead Syrian boy boosts fundraising 100-fold: study
Reuters - 2017-01-11 22:50
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An iconic photo of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi washed up dead on a Turkish beach had a greater impact on fundraising efforts for Syrian refugees than hundreds of thousands of deaths, a study has shown. ...

Homeless activists defy eviction order in Ireland
Reuters - 2017-01-11 22:28
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Irish homeless people on Wednesday defied a High Court order to vacate an unused office building in central Dublin in a standoff that has focused attention on the country's growing homelessness crisis. ...

Photo of dead Syrian boy boosts fundraising 100-fold - study
Daily Mail - 2017-01-11 21:52
By Luke Mintz LONDON, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An iconic photo of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi washed up dead on a Turkish beach had a ... ...

Russia's Chechnya chief says dozens of militants captured: reports
Reuters - 2017-01-11 21:36
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dozens of militants were detained and four of them killed in a security operation in Russia's southern region of Chechnya on Wednesday, the provincial head was quoted by local news agencies as saying. ...

Ankara riled by US push for Kurdish seat at Syria talks
Al Monitor - 2017-01-11 21:31

Iraqi army adopts tactic of marching on foot into ISIS sectors of Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 21:10

Two SDF fronts meet northwest of Raqqa, continue push for city
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 21:10
SDF 'are applying a blockade in the form of a crescent' on Raqqa ...

US commander hails Iraqi forces beating ISIS drones and VBIEDs
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 21:10
ISIS is essentially defeated in eastern Mosul, said Col. Sylvia ...

PM Barzani thanks Japan for loan support as it opens consulate in Erbil
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 21:10
Japan provides Iraq and Kurdistan with infrastructure loan ...

‘Syria Won’t Return to Dictatorship Post War’ – Salih Muslim
Kurdistantribune - 2017-01-11 20:44

Here's what Donald Trump had to say at his press conference
BBC - 2017-01-11 20:25
Trump called unverified claims against him a 'disgrace' and attacked media outlets which published them. ...

Colombia seized record 378 tonnes of cocaine in 2016, murders down
Reuters - 2017-01-11 20:11
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's armed forces seized a record 378.3 tonnes of cocaine in 2016, nearly 50 percent more than the year before, while murder were down by 4 percent, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said on Wednesday. ...

Afghan Taliban releases video of U.S., Australian hostages
Reuters - 2017-01-11 20:11
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban released a video on Wednesday showing an Australian and an American hostage pleading with the U.S. government to negotiate with their captors and saying that unless a prisoner exchange was agreed they would be killed. ...

Kurdish Militants Claim Car Bomb Attack in Turkey's Izmir
Voanews - 2017-01-11 19:56

Belgian police detain two for questioning on Paris attacks
Reuters - 2017-01-11 19:08
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police detained two people after a house search in Brussels in relation to 2015 attacks in Paris which left 130 people dead, the federal prosecutor's office said on Wednesday. ...

Turkey is Tangled up in Terrorism
Warontherocks - 2017-01-11 19:05

Hajer Piri is in worse possible condition
Kurdpa - 2017-01-11 18:59

Kurdish forces encircle ISIS in west Raqqa: map
Almasdarnews - 2017-01-11 18:34

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