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Alex Salmond case: How likely is an inquiry into Nicola Sturgeon’s actions? - The Scotsman

Alex Salmond case: How likely is an inquiry into Nicola Sturgeon’s actions? - The Scotsman

Scotsman - 2019-01-11 19:28

Alex Salmond case: How likely is an inquiry into Nicola Sturgeon’s actions? - The Scotsman - Scotsman

How safe is it to travel to Turkey in 2019? | The Week Portfolio

Theweek - 2019-02-10 00:53

Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria’s Manbij - The Medi Telegraph

Themeditelegraph - 2019-02-02 20:54

IS Kills Two Tribal Fighters in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-01-28 21:33
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) jihadists killed on Monday two members of the tribal forces in the Iraqi province of Anbar. Sheikh Qatari al-Samarmad al-Obeidi, an Anbar tribal leader, said in a statement that the militants had killed the two tribal fighters ...

How Likely Is a War between the US and Iran?

Fairobserver - 2019-01-20 07:22

Israel police investigate 'sex-for-judgeships' allegations

BBC - 2019-01-17 01:31
Police arrest a top lawyer as part of an inquiry into claims appointments were traded for sexual favours. ...

Abdul-Mahdi says dissolution of Shiite militias is matter for Iraq – no one else

Rûdaw - 2019-01-16 14:20
"This is an Iraqi matter, a matter of sovereignty" ...

Hashd al-Shaabi an Internal Topic: Iraq PM on Disarming Militias

BAS News - 2019-01-16 10:19
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the issue of whether the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi should continue or be dissolved, is an internal issue of Iraq. The remark came after media reports claimed that Washington had ...

CubeSats with Laser will provide Steady Reference Light for Next-generation Telescopes

Waar Media - 2019-01-10 14:58
The idea of finding a habitat for humanity, other than the Earth, has grown rapidly in recent years. Astronomers have found thousands (about 4,000) of confirmed exoplanets in different parts of the universe. In addition to that, there is an abundance of ...

IS Kills Another Village Chief in North of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-10 13:29
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants have killed another village chief in the northern province of Nineveh. According to police forces, the victim was the chief of Haramat village in western countryside of Mosul. The killing comes as IS has recently ...

Erdogan Snubs Bolton Over Comments That Turkey Must Protect Kurds

New York Times - 2019-01-08 19:08
The storm around the U.S. national security adviser’s visit to Turkey showed how far apart the countries are on how to handle an American withdrawal from Syria. ...

Christian MPs Call for Investigation into “Illegal” Sale of Baghdad Churches

BAS News - 2019-01-07 10:07
ERBIL — A group of Iraqi Christian lawmakers are calling on parliament to launch an investigation into the case of “illegal” sale of some churches in Baghdad and other provinces. MP Joseph Slewa recently revealed that a church in Baghdad was sold after i ...

End of the rainbow: How Turkey is lagging behind on LGBTQ+ rights | The Independent

Independent - 2019-01-07 07:43

US-Iraqi Joint Operation Kills 3 IS Leaders near Hawija

BAS News - 2019-01-06 11:01
ERBIL — At least three senior members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in a special operation near the Iraqi town of Hawija. A source from counter-terror told the Iraqi media that the operation was conducted by both the Iraqi and US special forces. ...

SHORT MEN ARE LIKELY TO LIVE LONGER BECAUSE THEY CARRY THE ‘LONGEVITY GENE’, SCIENTISTS REVEAL

Waar Media - 2019-01-06 08:45
Short men will live longer than taller people because they are more likely to carry a gene that protects them from the effects of ageing, scientists have revealed. The so-called “longevity gene” FOXO3 has been proven to enhance lifespan in animal tests b ...

For Turkey, U.S.'s Syria Exit Is an Opportunity---and a Risk

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-12-26 08:18
U.S. departure from Syria could leave Turkey as the pivotal power over an oil-rich country, but President Erdogan faces complex calculations in dealing with the Kurds and Islamic State and its allies. ...

Bloomberg: Trump Courts Catastrophe in Syria Islamic State is not defeated, and a U.S. withdrawal would be an abandonment of Kurdish allies.

Justice for Kurds - 2018-12-21 06:23
President Donald Trump is on the verge of making a spectacularly bad decision. The White House is soon expected to announce its plans to remove the 2,000 U.S. troops now serving in northeastern Syria. This is not totally unexpected. Trump ran for presiden ...

How risky is dental tourism in MX? It's a matter of finding the right dentist

Mexiconewsdaily - 2018-12-15 17:25