Syrian Democratic Forces deny Queer Liberation Army is part of SDF, YPG or YPJ

The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army, or TQILA, is the first LGBT unit to join Kurdish forces in the fight against ISIS extremists. Photo: IRPGF

nsnbc : Mustafa Bali, the director of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ media center, on Tuesday, denied the existence of a LGBT military unit among SDF forces fighting in Raqqa.  However, a so-called Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army (TQILA) exists as part of the anarchist International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF). The More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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MISA warns of attempts to silence Mozambican press

nsnbc : The Mozambican chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has warned of “attempts to silence the press and civil society organizations” over the past two months. In two of five More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Saudi Arabia set to execute 14 for exercising fundamental human rights

nsnbc : Saudi Arabia is set to execute 14 prisoners, including prisoners who were sentenced for protesting during the 2011 – 12 Arab Spring. The prisoners have been transferred from Dammam to the capital More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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16-year-old German runaway girl found in Iraq wants to go home

nsnbc : The 16-year-old German Linda Wenzel who ran away from home after converting to Islam was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul. The runaway teenager said she just wants to go home. She could theoretically face More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Colombia’s demobilized FARC to launch political party on September 1

nsnbc : Members of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) said Monday, July 24, that they will launch a political party on September 1. The launch of the party More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Colombian government and ELN aim to reach ceasefire by September

nsnbc : The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) enter permanent peace talks on Monday. The parties aim to reach a bilateral ceasefire agreement by September. The Colombian government and More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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US Special Forces Commander: Russians could ask us to leave after we are done with ISIS

nsnbc : Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday, General Raymond Thomas, commander of the United States special operations forces command, spoke frankly about a number of controversial issues pertaining the More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Chinese warplanes graze Taiwan’s airspace, yet again

nsnbc : Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND), on Monday, stressed that Chinese bombers grazed the southern fringe of Taiwan’s airspace during a long-distance flight training exercise on Monday More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini and Turkey’s Erdogan on a mission to defuse Qatar crisis

nsnbc : European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Turkey’s President R. Tayyip Erdogan have been travelling around the Gulf countries as part of the most recent efforts to heal the diplomatic More...

The then Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [L] meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in October, 2012. Maliki negotiated an arms deal that was then put on hold amid a corruption and bribery scandal. Photo: Kremlin
By nsnbc On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Iraqi VP Al-Maliki on official visit in Russia

nsnbc : Iraqi Vice President and Former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has left Baghdad for Moscow Sunday on an official visit to Russia where he is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The More...