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Dec22

Turkey pledges to take over ISIS fight after US withdrawal

By: Reuters Source: Jordan Times ISTANBUL/BEIRUT – Turkey will take over the fight against ISIS militants in Syria as the United States withdraws its troops, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, in the latest upheaval wrought by Washington’s abrupt policy shift. The surprise announcement by US President Donald Trump this week that he would withdraw roughly 2,000 troops has felled a pillar of American policy in the Middle East. Critics say Trump’s decision will make it harder to find a diplomatic solution to Syria’s seven-year-old conflict. For Turkey, the step removes a source of friction with the United States. Erdogan has long castigated his NATO ally over its support for...

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Dec09

Report: 20 million Yemenis at severe risk

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Up to 20 million Yemeni’s — two-thirds of the country’s population — are food insecure, primarily because of the war that has ravaged the impoverished country. A joint statement issued Saturday by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF and the World Food Program said the conflict has contributed to the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” The agencies cited an analysis by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, a food security survey that helps determine whether to declare famine in countries. “Already 15.9 million people wake up hungry” in Yemen, the agencies said of the findings, which...

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Dec02

The Iranian disinformation machine

By: Reuters Source: Reuters LONDON, WASHINGTON: Nile Net Online website promises Egyptians “true news” from its offices in the heart of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, “to expand the scope of freedom of expression in the Arab world.” Its views on America do not chime with those of Egypt’s state media, which celebrate Donald Trump’s warm relations with Cairo. In one recent article, Nile Net Online derided the American president as a “low-level theater actor” who “turned America into a laughing stock” after he attacked Iran in a speech at the UN. Until recently, Nile Net Online had more than 115,000 page-followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But its contact telephone numbers, including...

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