US Special Forces Commander: Russians could ask us to leave after we are done with ISIS

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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 United States’ presence in Iraq and Syria. Among the “hot potatoes” Thomas touched upon were Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga’s More...

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Official Taliban office in Doha, Qatar. (archives)
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...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with Air Force personnel. (archives)
By nsnbc On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Russia signed de-escalation zone deal with Syrian rebels

nsnbc : The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, on Saturday, said its officials had signed an agreement with “moderate Syrian rebels” at peace talks in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on how a safe More...

MSF trauma clinic in Kunduz during the 2015 U.S. air raid.
By nsnbc On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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MSF opens its first clinic in Kunduz since the bombing of its trauma hospital there in 2015

nsnbc : Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reopened its trauma clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan, Saturday. It is MSF’s first clinic in Kunduz since its trauma hospital there was destroyed in U.S. air strikes in 2015, More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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Another Rotavirus Vaccine Bites the Dust

Jacob Puliyel MD (nsnbc) : Clinical trial of the new rotavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India shows that the vaccine increases the incidence of diarrhea instead of decreasing it. The vaccine was field More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Millions of Venezuelans participate in strike, senior UN diplomat breaks with Maduro

nsnbc : Millions of Venezuelans participate in the 24-hour national strike organized by the Roundtable of Democratic Unity, the Workers’ Confederation, the private sector industry and civil society organizations. More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Saudi vice and virtue police arrested skirt girl

nsnbc : Saudi Arabia’s vice and virtue police arrested a young woman who was filmed at an archeological site wearing a skirt and top and wearing her hair openly. A series of videos of her posted via snapchat More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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US counts on greater role for India to keep stability and peace in Afghanistan and the region

nsnbc : The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has reckoned that India can work closely with the United States and Afghanistan in ensuring more security and stability in the war-torn country and surrounding region. The More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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NATO confirmed Afghan Vice-President Dostum denied landing rights in Mazar-i-Sharif

nsnbc : A NATO spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Afghanistan’s Vice-President, Abdul Rashid Dostum, tried to return to Afghanistan overnight, but that his plane was denied permission to land in the northwestern More...