Turkish, Iraqi and Iranian military leaders meet as Turkey upscales military drill on border to Iraqi Kurdistan

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nsnbc : Turkey’s armed forces, on September 23, increased the level of the ongoing surprise military drill on the border to Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) while the chiefs of staff of Turkey, Iraq and Iran will hold trilateral talks soon amid latest developments and tensions over the independence referendum in the KAR and other More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Pentagon approves major contract to equip Afghan military with vehicles

nsnbc : The United States’ Department of Defense a.k.a. Pentagon has approved another major contract aimed to equip Afghanistan’s national defense and security forces. The approval of the contract is More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Kurdistan independence referendum will not be postponed: High Referendum Council

nsnbc : The High Referendum Council in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) of Iraq asserted that the referendum on the region’s independence will be held as scheduled on September 25, as no acceptable alternative More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Iran, Iraq and Turkey consider joint measures against Kurdistan independence referendum

nsnbc : Iran, Iraq and Turkey have agreed to discuss coordinated counter-measures against the government of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region and the bid to hold an independence referendum on September 25. Iranian More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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BelNPP nuclear power plant to supply 25% of Belarus electricity but it won’t be too cheap to meter

nsnbc : Once commissioned the new nuclear power plant in Ostrovets will generate about 25% of electrical energy Belarus needs, Belarus’ Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said at a plenary meeting of More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Two Nigerian pimps in Belgium sentenced to 8 and 9 years – trafficked girls given money back

nsnbc : Two leaders of a Nigerian prostitution and trafficking gang have been sentenced to 8 and 9 years, respectively, in the Belgian city of Bruges. The two were found guilty of human trafficking and forced prostitution. More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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U.S. doesn’t support Kurdish independence in Syria and the greater region: Satterfield

nsnbc : The United States does not support Kurdish independence in Syria or the greater region said David Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs for the State Department. Kurdish parties More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Mozambican child street vendors accuse police of aggression

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Although it is technically forbidden, poverty drives many children in Mozambique’s Nampula province into trade to help support their families. Now, many of them are complaining More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Belarus and EU agree on peer review of tests of nuclear power plant

nsnbc : Belarus and the European Commission have agreed on the timeline of the peer review of results of the stress tests of the nuclear power plant located near Ostrovets, Belarus. Safety tests and standards for More...

Turkish military started sudden drills on border to KAR
By nsnbc On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Ahead of Kurdistan independence referendum, Turkey launched military “drills” on Iraqi border

nsnbc : Turkey’s military has launched an exercise on the Turkey – Iraq border. The exercise started on September 18, one week before the independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous More...