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'Syria's children are its future but it's they who have suffered most'

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Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a chemical weapons expert and formerly an officer in the British Army commanding the UK’s regiment to deal with chemical weapons defence regiment. Alongside Professor David Nott and Richard Benyon MP, he warns that leaving Syria’s fate in the hands of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al Assad threatens millions. Image: Hamish Read More

'Syria's children are its future but it's them who have suffered most'

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Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a chemical weapons expert and formerly an officer in the British Army commanding the UK’s regiment to deal with chemical weapons defence regiment. Alongside Professor David Nott and Richard Benyon MP, he warns that leaving Syria’s fate in the hands of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al Assad threatens millions. Image: Hamish Read More

Docs claim US trained UAE pilots for combat in Yemen, signaling deeper involvement in conflict

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The American military has trained UAE fighter pilots for combat missions in Yemen, indicating Washington’s deeper involvement into the ongoing conflict, a recent report citing US Air Force documents claims. The papers were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by Yahoo News. They appear to show how United Arab Emirates (UAE) pilots and Read More

100% Pure? New Zealand's deteriorating water raises a stink

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s clean, green image took a beating this summer as tourists traveling through the countryside posted pictures of lakes and rivers off limits due to contamination by farm effluent, garbage and human faeces. FILE PHOTO – A general view of Queenstown September 14, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo A booming dairy farming Read More

'Europe needs change': Berlusconi running for EU Parliament

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Silvio Berlusconi has thrown himself back into politics and will run in May’s European Parliament elections after a court lifted a ban last year. The 82-year-old former Italian prime minister said he was standing as a candidate for his centre-right Forza Italia party in Sardinia. He told supporters on the Mediterranean island: “At my ripe Read More

Erdogan on Manbij blast: ‘Trump won’t halt Syrian withdrawal because it would mean ISIS wins’

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The terrorist attack in Syria’s Manbij killed 20 people, including 5 US soldiers, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, adding he believes the attack won’t make US President Donald Trump to cancel the withdrawal of troops. Speaking on live TV amid a visit of the Croatian president to Turkey, Erdogan said that the Wednesday suicide Read More

Casualties as blast in Manbij, Syria reportedly occurs near US-led coalition patrol

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A powerful blast has hit the northern Syrian city of Manbij, which was recently threatened by Turkey over its Kurdish control. Several people were killed, with local sources claiming Kurdish-allied US soldiers were among the dead. The blast happened near a restaurant and market. Preliminary reports say at least six people were killed and 19 Read More

OPEC+ plans review in Baku in March, Ministers' meeting in April

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By Grant Smith on 1/14/2019 Photo: Azerbaijan oilfield. LONDON (Bloomberg) — OPEC and its allies plan to hold a meeting in March to assess their oil-production accord in Azerbaijan, and then ministers will gather to set policy in April, according to the organization’s top official. The body that reviews the implementation of OPEC’s supply cuts, Read More

Oil retreats with equities as rally to bull market seen overdone

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By Sharon Cho and Grant Smith on 1/14/2019 SINGAPORE and LONDON (Bloomberg) — Oil extended its retreat as investor appetite for risk assets shrank and uncertainty persisted over how much OPEC will need to cut output to counter booming U.S. shale supplies.  Futures in New York lost as much as 2.3%, after falling for the Read More

Saudis say OPEC+ oil cuts provided `lifeline' to U.S. shale

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By Anthony DiPaola, Mahmoud Habboush and Verity Ratcliffe on 1/13/2019 Photo: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih, courtesy of World Economic Forum. ABU DHABI and DUBAI (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has no quarrels with U.S. shale and even sees output cuts by OPEC and its allies as directly aiding American drillers. “The action we Read More