IRAN AND THE US ESCALATE THEIR ‘WAR OF WORDS’

16th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Iran announced that it would stop complying with certain elements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear deal, in 60 days if the remaining signatories did not find a way to make the deal more economically beneficial to Iran. The announcement came a year after President…

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RIVAL FACTIONS BATTLE FOR TRIPOLI

17th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Libya has been plunged into chaos again, with forces loyal to a polarising military commander marching on the capital and trading fire with militias aligned with a weak UN-backed government. The battle for Tripoli could ignite civil war on the scale of the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Muammar…

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US BOMBS HAVE KILLED HUNDREDS OF CIVILIANS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, IN UNLAWFUL STRIKES ON YEMEN: REPORT

7th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

7 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: NEWSWEEK) – A new investigation found that hundreds of civilians—including children—have been killed or maimed by US-made weapons in unlawful air strikes conducted as part of the ongoing war in Yemen. A report published by the US-based University Network for Human Rights (UNHR) and Yemeni monitoring group Mwatana identified 27 air strikes launched…

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14th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

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UKRAINE’S DONETSK SEPARATISTS APPOINT NEW LEADER

12th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Denis Pushilin, the chairman of the “people’s council” of the Russia-backed separatist formation called the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine, has been selected as the acting head of the DNR. Russian media reported on 7 September that Pushilin, 37, had been selected for the post, which was vacated when Donetsk…

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6th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

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RUSSIA’S FLEET TO COUNTER US MOVES AHEAD OF SYRIAN OFFENSIVE

30th August 2018 . by incontext_adm

30 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: ASIA TIMES) – Russia has beefed up its naval presence in the Mediterranean amid claims by Moscow that the United States is poised to launch a strike at Syrian forces preparing for a major offensive in Idlib. Up to 11 Russian warships have crossed the Bosporus as tensions between the US and Syria continue…

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RECONCILIATION OR DESTRUCTION IN IDLIB?

29th August 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland The leader of Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate has vowed to fight on in Idlib province, the country’s last major rebel stronghold, in the face of a possible government offensive. Abu Mohammed al-Golani of the militant Levant Liberation Committee says state-sponsored surrenders of rebel groups, similar to those that recently occurred in southern Syria,…

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