IG-Persian Gulf-pg 1
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INFOGRAPHICS

31st Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

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USA vs Iran
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US-IRAN TENSIONS DEEPEN

27th Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

Iran said on Tuesday [25 June] that a decision by the United States to impose “hard-hitting” sanctions on the country’s top leadership, including the Supreme Leader, has permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington. “Imposing useless sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) and the commander of Iran’s diplomacy (Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif)…

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TrumpIran
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IRAN SAYS TRUMP WARNED OF AMERICAN ATTACK BUT WANTS TALKS

21st Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

21 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent but saying he was against war and wanted talks on a range of issues. News of the message, delivered through Oman overnight, came shortly after…

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Hong Kong
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CONCERN OVER HONG KONG’S PROPOSED CHANGES TO EXTRADITION LAWS

17th Apr 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Mike Burnard Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday [7 April] against a government plan to change extradition laws, fearing an erosion of personal freedom and the city’s status as an international business hub.  The Hong Kong government proposal, announced in February, would grant the city’s leader executive power to send fugitives…

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Golan
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TRUMP FORMALLY RECOGNISES ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY OVER GOLAN HEIGHTS

3rd Apr 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Alex Pollock (with contribution by Mike Burnard) Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation on Monday [25 March] formally recognising Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, still considered Syrian territory under international law. The decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over land that the international community nearly unanimously considers occupied, or at the least disputed, is…

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Maduro
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CHINA TAKES ON U.S. OVER VENEZUELA AFTER RUSSIA SENDS TROOPS: IT’S NOT YOUR ‘BACKYARD’

28th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

28 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: NEWSWEEK)  – China has defended Russia’s recent deployment of troops to Venezuela amid US statements suggesting Moscow and Beijing had no right to support a Latin American government disavowed by Washington. The US has attempted to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro by supporting opposition-controlled National Assembly head Juan Guaidó, who declared himself…

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UK-May
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PUSH FOR MAY’S BREXIT DEAL AFTER QUIT PLEDGE

28th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

28 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: BBC)  – Efforts to persuade MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal will continue on Thursday, a day after she promised to quit as PM if it was approved. Her pledge brought some on-side, such as ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. But challenges remain for the PM after Northern Ireland’s DUP, who she…

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IG-Golan Heights-pg 1
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INFOGRAPHICS

27th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

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Gaza
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ISRAEL-HAMAS CEASEFIRE HOLDS AMID TENSE CALM IN GAZA STRIP

27th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

27 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: AL JAZEERA)  – A Palestinian rocket struck Israel and the Israeli military conducted an air raid in Gaza despite a ceasefire announced by Hamas, but the exchange of fire appeared to end overnight on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties from the latest rocket fire, which the…

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In the dark
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HUGE POWER OUTAGE LEAVES MUCH OF VENEZUELA IN THE DARK

8th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

8 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN) – Venezuela has been hit by a vast power cut, with at least 18 of its 23 states reportedly affected by a blackout authorities blamed on anti-government saboteurs. Commuters in the country’s crumbling capital, Caracas, were forced to walk home from work after the metro service was paralyzed by the outage,…

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