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Thorn of War Movie [Video]

Thorn of War Movie

Thorn of War Movie Trailer HD - Plot synopsis: A teenager gets radicalized by an extremist group online and decides to leave to join the rebels in Syria against the regime. Wanting to track him down..

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Watch Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Motorcade Get Involved in Crash to Avoid Protestor [Video]

Watch Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Motorcade Get Involved in Crash to Avoid Protestor

A car carrying U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was involved in a minor crash outside Parliament that involved a protestor. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has more.

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UK PM Johnson's car shunted by security vehicle [Video]

UK PM Johnson's car shunted by security vehicle

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car was shunted by a security vehicle outside parliament on Wednesday when Kurdish protesters ran into the road, two Reuters witnesses said.

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Prime Minister’s car involved in shunt after protester ran into road [Video]

Prime Minister’s car involved in shunt after protester ran into road

Boris Johnson’s convoy was targeted by a protester as the Prime Minister left the Palace of Westminster. The demonstrator, who had been protesting about Turkish action against Kurdish rebels, ran..

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Kurdish women volunteer to protect crops from ISIL [Video]

Kurdish women volunteer to protect crops from ISIL

Kurdish women in Syria take up guns against ISIL fighters targeting their farms.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published
Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved [Video]

Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved

A Swedish prosecutor closed the case of the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme on Wednesday, accusing an insurance company graphic designer who died 20 years ago of the country's most..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published
Merkel reacts to Hanau attack: Racism and hatred are poison [Video]

Merkel reacts to Hanau attack: Racism and hatred are poison

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the deadly shootings in Hanau and pledged to fight against those who try to divide the country along ethnic lines. Speaking Thursday in Berlin, Mrs Merkel..

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How are the arts thriving in the Kurdish region of Iraq? [Video]

How are the arts thriving in the Kurdish region of Iraq?

How are the arts thriving in the Kurdish region of Iraq?

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Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis paralyzing the country

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s oil minister claimed the severe fuel crisis that has hit his country is the result of Western sanctions, and also allegedly because oil fields in eastern regions have fallen.. - Published

Erdogan: Sultan Of A New Ottoman Empire? – OpEd

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What Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought first and foremost in his political career is the sort of absolute power enjoyed by the sultans of the old Ottoman empire.  By outwitting his..
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Khashoggi Murder And The Killing Of Al-Baghdadi – OpEd

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In his newly released book "Rage," American journalist Bob Woodward has corroborated what was long known to be an open secret: the existence of a Faustian pact between Donald Trump and President..
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All Australians taken out of Syrian detention camp in 'bittersweet' move

The Australian embassy in Iraq called Kurdish authorities after two families were removed from the al-Hawl camp. Overnight the rest of the Australians were taken away.
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Attack kills Turkish Red Crescent official in northern Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — An attack in northern Syria on a Turkish Red Crescent vehicle killed a member of the aid agency and wounded another, the group said Monday. Armed masked men wearing camouflage.. - Published

Australian women, children taken from beds at midnight in Syrian camp

Kurdish authorities have confirmed that hundreds of people are being taken out of the al-Hawl camp in north-eastern Syria.
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Syrian olive trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

syrian olive trees put down roots in kurdish iraq
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Sept 8, 2020 Tucked away in the rolling hills of Iraqi Kurdistan is a hidden treasure: tens of thousands of olive trees, thriving in a new homeland after being smuggled from..
Terra Daily - Published

Timing of Barzani’s visit to Turkey is telling, experts say

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ANKARA: Turkey has sent a clear signal of its intentions to challenge France’s ambitions in the region by holding meetings with the Iraqi Kurdish leader Nechirvan Barzani on Sept. 4. The timing of..
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Will Trump Pardon Snowden And Assange If Re-Elected? – OpEd

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Speculations about a presidential pardon for the whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency's classified information to the press in 2013, have grown since last month after..
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Iran shows off air defense in Kurdistan, Azerbaijan border region

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While Iran has generally conducted operations against Kurdish dissidents in this area, the highlighting of air defense is interesting for shedding light on regional commanders.
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Kurdish girl soldiers: Heroines or victims in Syria's civil war?

They may be hailed as symbols of equality, but harsh reports from human rights groups say some young women are being forced into military service
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Rattled by Protests, Iraqi Kurdish Leaders Punish Journalists

Iraqi Kurdistan, a US partner in the fight against the Islamic State, has moved against independent media amid dissent over the struggling economy
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An Army Ranger will receive the Medal of Honor for saving dozens of ISIS prisoners in a daring raid

Sgt. Maj. Thomas Payne's actions came during a predawn raid at an Iraqi prison compound where US and Kurdish commandos saved 70 ISIS hostages.
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How Russia outplayed the US with Turkey in Syria

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In the last days of August a delegation from the Syrian Democratic Council arrived in Moscow for meetings. The group is linked to the Kurdish leadership of eastern Syria. Russian officials and the SDC..
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ITV1's Honour condemned by family of Birmingham 'honour killing' victim

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The two-part drama revisits the ‘honour killing’ of Banaz Mahmod, a 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish woman, who was discovered in Handsworth
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‘Neo-Ottomanism’ In Turkish Foreign Policy – Analysis

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Erdogan’s boisterous efforts to revivify Islamist Turkey, viewed in conjunction with his equally headstrong approach to foreign policy has been dubbed ‘neo-Ottomanism’ due to its resemblance to..
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Iraq Struggles To Restart Damaged Refineries

Still struggling to overcome the draining consequences of almost ceaseless conflict and political haggling, Iraq has nevertheless managed to overcome the worst of the 2020 oil market slump in its.. - Published

Water supply to this small Syrian town is more than just another local power struggle

For Turkey, tensions over Syrian Kurdish town are part of a major diplomatic campaign, almost a war between great powers
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Ukraine is waiting for Turkish troops to have the Crimea back

Turkey will send its military men to participate in Cooperative Best Effort 2020 military exercises in Ukraine.The presidents of the two countries discussed this issue, having touched upon the prospect..
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In northeast Syria town, families say Turkey cut their water

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Hasakeh, Syria (AFP) Aug 25, 2020 Outside her home in northeast Syria, Sheikha Majid said her life had become an endless quest for fresh water, three weeks into the latest supply cut by Turkish..
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Electricity cut in Syria after explosion hits gas pipeline

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An explosion early on Monday struck a gas pipeline in a Damascus suburb, cutting electricity throughout Syria, state media reported, citing the country's electricity and oil.. - Published

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