TRUMP AND PUTIN TO MEET NEXT WEEK FOR FIRST TIME

30th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

US President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at a summit in Germany that brings two world leaders whose political fortunes have become intertwined face-to-face for the first time. Both the Kremlin and the White House announced on Thursday that the pair will meet on the sidelines of the July…

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US MILITARY UPDATES NORTH KOREA OPTIONS

29th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

29 JUNE 2017 – US military options for North Korea have recently been updated and are ready to be presented to President Donald Trump if Pyongyang conducts an underground nuclear or ballistic missile test that indicates the regime has made a significant progress towards developing a weapon that could attack the US, two US military…

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FACEBOOK REACHES 2 BILLION USERS

28th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

28 JUNE 2017 – It’s the biggest status update ever from Mark Zuckerberg: Two billion people — more than a quarter of the world’s population — hang out on Facebook at least once a month. The milestone that Zuckerberg announced Tuesday is all the more remarkable because no other Internet company has ever reached it. If Facebook were a country, it would be the most…

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RAMADAN THE DEADLIEST MONTH IN 15 YEARS FOR AFGHANISTAN

27th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

27 JUNE 2017 – A study by TOLOnews shows that the holy Ramadan month this year (May 27 to June 25), during which Muslims from all over the world fast from dawn to dusk, was the deadliest month in the past 15 years with deadly terrorist attacks in Kabul, Paktia, Herat and Helmand provinces, which…

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WEEK 10: Selfish Destruction

26th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

“But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. And he prayed to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that You are a gracious God and merciful, slow to…

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NO WHITE HOUSE RAMADAN CELEBRATION SAYS TRUMP

26th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

26 JUNE 2017 – Donald Trump has not hosted an iftar dinner during Ramadan, breaking a nearly 20-year tradition. Despite events held by previous administrations from across the political divide, this year’s Ramadan – which began on 26 May – passed nearly unobserved by the White House. It was marked only by a statement published…

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CLOSE AL JAZEERA – ARAB STATES SEND QATAR 13 DEMANDS TO END CRISIS

23rd June 2017 . by incontext_adm

23 JUNE 2017 – Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said. The demands aimed at ending the worst Gulf Arab crisis in…

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“OFFICIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DEFEAT”- ISIS BLOWS UP HISTORIC MOSQUE WHERE IT DECLARED A CALIPHATE

22nd June 2017 . by incontext_adm

Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq’s military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants’ leader Abu Bakr…

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SAUDI’S DEPUTY CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN CONFIRMED AS NEXT RULER OF KINGDOM

21st June 2017 . by incontext_adm

21 JUNE 2017 – Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was promoted to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in a sudden announcement that confirms King Salman’s 31-year-old son as next ruler of the kingdom. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved of his post and replaced by Mohammed bin…

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“POTENTIAL TARGETS” TENSIONS ESCALATE BETWEEN US AND RUSSIA

20th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

20 JUNE 2017 – The White House said on Monday that coalition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria retained the right to self-defense as Russia warned it viewed any planes flying in its area of operations as potential targets. Tensions escalated on Sunday as the U.S. military brought down a Syrian military jet near…

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