ISSUE 189 |1 MARCH 2018

28th February 2018 . by incontext_adm

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NORTH KOREA COULD BE BEHIND CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACKS IN SYRIA

28th February 2018 . by incontext_adm

28 FEBRUARY 2018-Experts from the United Nations have found that North Korea has been providing Syria with supplies that could be used to make chemical weapons. The as-yet-unreleased U.N. report details that items including acid-resistant tiles, valves and thermometers were shipped from North Korea to the Syrian government, the New York Times reports. U.N. investigators also say Pyongyang missile…

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US TO ACT AGAINST IRAN AFTER RUSSIA U.N VETO

27th February 2018 . by incontext_adm

27 FEBRUARY 2018 – The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran…

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INDEFINITE RULE FOR EMPEROR XI

26th February 2018 . by incontext_adm

26 FEBRUARY 2018 – China’s Communist Party has handed President Xi Jinping an open path to indefinite rule — a move analysts warn carries enormous risks by abandoning a succession model that brought stability after turbulent decades under Mao. Xi, who has concentrated power, accumulated titles and purged potential rivals since becoming head of state…

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WEEK 7: Precious in His Sight

25th February 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.” (Jeremiah 31:3, NKJV) When I decided to utilise the opportunity of a working-holiday visa for the UK, I thought working as a caregiver would be something I could do. To test this, I volunteered at a frail-care facility in my…

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SAUDI OPENS UP WITH $64bn ENTERTAINMENT INVESTMENT

23rd February 2018 . by incontext_adm

23 FEBRUARY 2018 – Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, as the kingdom pursues a programme of social and economic reforms. General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib said the money will come from both the government and the private sector….

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UN CALLS FOR CEASEFIRE IN GHOUTA (SYRIA) AS DEATH TOLL PASSES 300

22nd February 2018 . by incontext_adm

22 FEBRUARY 2018 – International pressure mounted Thursday to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a blitz that has killed more than 300. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres described the death and devastation that has engulfed Eastern Ghouta since Sunday as “hell on earth”,…

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INFOGRAPHICS

21st February 2018 . by incontext_adm

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PRO-SYRIAN REGIME FORCES JOIN KURD’S IN FIGHT AGAINST TURKEY IN AFRIN

21st February 2018 . by incontext_adm

21 FEBRUARY 2018 –  Pro-Syrian government forces have entered the contested canton of Afrin to help Kurdish forces defend against a Turkish offensive – a further escalation in Syria’s already complex civil war. Footage broadcast by Hezbollah and Syrian regime-allied outlets showed convoys of tanks carrying Syrian flags and soldiers brandishing weapons entering the northwestern part of the country from…

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ESCALATION IN TENSION BETWEEN ISRAEL AND LEBANON

20th February 2018 . by incontext_adm

20 FEBRUARY 2018 –  Lebanon’s army will use every available means to confront any potential “Israeli aggression” no matter the cost, its commander said on Monday. “I affirm again our categorical rejection of the Israeli enemy infringing on Lebanon’s sovereignty and its sacred right to exploit all its economic resources,” the Lebanese army quoted General Joseph…

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