ICC prosecutor requests probe for alleged crimes by U.S. and Afghan forces, CIA and Taliban

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nsnbc : Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, asked judges to authorize an investigation into allegations in Afghanistan into allegations including rape and torture by the U.S. military and CIA, war crimes by Afghan security forces, and crimes against humanity by the Taliban. Bensouda’s announcement More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Lebanese PM Saad Hariri temporarily suspended his resignation

nsnbc : Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has temporarily suspended his resignation after presenting it to President Michel Aoun, who reportedly requested that Hariri hand him his resignation personally. Lebanese More...

Expecting an invasion by Turkey or Turkey-backed islamists, the YPG established its Eight Military Regiment in Afrin.
By nsnbc On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Erdogan demands northern Syria must be cleared of Kurdish terrorists, YPG ready with new regiment

nsnbc : Having no mandate for operations in Syria from the UN Security Council or the Syrian government, Turkish President R. Tayyip Erdogan demanded that the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin had to be cleared of terrorists. More...

Kurdistan regional government and parliament in Erbil.
By nsnbc On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court declared Kurdistan independence referendum unconstitutional

nsnbc : The Supreme Federal Court of Iraq issued a verdict, on Monday, considering Kurdistan’s independence referendum “unconstitutional”. The Court also cancelled all results of the referendum which turned More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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US troops were told child sex abuse was culturally acceptable in Afghanistan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : A report by the Pentagon Inspector General reveals that U.S. troops deploying to Afghanistan were taught for years that child sex abuse is a culturally accepted practice and were provided More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Telal Silo may have been kidnapped by Turkish intelligence: YPG

nsnbc : The alleged resignation of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Telal Silo and reports that he allegedly has joined the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army caused speculations about his actual whereabouts. More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Russian Wagner Group merceneary Yury Ebel reported killed in Syria

nsnbc : Yury Ebel, another Russian mercenary from the Wagner Group has been killed in Syria. Although mercenaries are banned under Russian law – a law that provides plausible deniability – Yury was not More...

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership in meeting with the Change Movement officials in Sulaimani on October 16, 2017. Photo: Briar Namiq/KNN
By nsnbc On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP and Gorran meet to discuss unified front

nsnbc : The Kurdistan Democratic party (KDP) and the Gorran (Change Movement) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region are meeting on Thursday in Sulaimani to discuss improving relations between the two parties More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Putin and Erdogan discuss political solution for Syria but Kurds cause controversy

nsnbc : Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President R. Tayyip Erdogan met for a working meeting at a presidential residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday; Among others to discuss the prospect More...

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By IMEMC On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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20 European officials denied entry to Israel for “Boycott Divestment Sanctions” support

IMEMC : Israel announced, on Monday, that it plans to deny entry to a European delegation, using the recently approved legislation which bars visits by anti-Israel boycott activists. Israeli newspaper Haaretz said More...