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#Syria: groups restructuring with the new year

The main Syrian opposition coalition announced that a new leader, Khaled Khawjah was elected.  This came amidst stagnation in the political hopes to find a solution for the Syrian Crisis.   216 more words


After a Chaotic year, Syria's president Assad maybe has started to rationalize

After four years of unstoppable conflict , Syria looks less and less like a state than a patchwork of warring fiefdoms, making outside powers more reluctant to intervene even as it becomes more destabilizing for the region. 711 more words

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Syria - Isis war update for December 25th., 2014

  • According to ISIL, it crashed a plane over Raqqa province and took the pilot hostage, however U.S denied that.

Shockingly since a U.s.-headed worldwide coalition started airstrikes against ISIS, a coalition pilot has been caught ( 347 more words

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Turkish court issues warrant for Erdogan rival Fethullah Gulen

Order follows arrests of journalists and police officers amid growing European Union concern about media freedom under Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The court agreed an earlier request by prosecutors for the arrest notice but it remains to be seen if the… 459 more words


Iran plans large-scale military drill near Strait of Hormuz

Iran is set to hold a wide scale military drill near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state television said on Thursday.

The drill will last a week, starting December 25, and span 850,000 square miles across the entrance to the… 80 more words


Breaking news - Ruble continues recovery hours before Putin's Q&A

The Russian currency has opened higher Thursday, continuing its recovery from the biggest intraday drop since 1998 default on so-called ‘Black Tuesday’.

The dollar was down 65 kopeks at the opening on the… 253 more words


Qatar hires ‘$8 fake fans’ to fill empty stadiums

Migrant workers in Qatar get one dollar an hour for sitting in the stadiums and pretending to have fun, to applaud and to do the wave, AP reports. 426 more words