U.S. doesn’t support Kurdish independence in Syria and the greater region: Satterfield

Kurdish parties in Syria during a PYD organized rally in 2016. (archives)

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 in Syria during a PYD organized rally in 2016. (archives) His statement came ahead of elections scheduled in the so-called Democratic Federal 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...

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By nsnbc On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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U.S. is considering the possibility of closing its embassy in Cuba: Tillerson

nsnbc : U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that Washington is considering the possibility of closing its embassy in the Cuban capital Havana. The review comes in the wake of a “mysterious More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Tunisia overturned law that prohibited Tunisian Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims

nsnbc : The office of Tunisian President Beji Cajd Essebsi congratulated Tunisian women on gaining freedom to choose their spose. The “congratulations” came after Tunisia had changed law published in More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi visiting Myanmar, committed to mediate

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has said that the government of Indonesia has been committed to help authorities in Myanmar de-escalate the crisis in the country. Conflict between More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Belgian court rules PKK is not a terrorist organization

nsnbc : The Indictments Chamber in the Belgian capital Brussels has exonerated from prosecution all those standing trial in a case sounding the activities of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK). The Court ruled, More...

MSF supported hospital in Ma'arat Al Numan, Islib, Syria, bombed in February 2016. Photo courtesy MSF.
By nsnbc On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Astana agreement doesn’t legalize Turkey’s troops in Idlib: Syrian Foreign Ministry

nsnbc : A source at the Syrian Arab Republic’s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the de-escalation zone established as part of the Astana 6 talks do not legitimize or legalize the existence of any More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Palestine: Hamas ready to talk with reconciliation and elections with Fatah, again

Fahwad al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Palestine’s Hamas which is ruling the Gaza Strip, declared that it is ready to meet with representatives from the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority (PA), the de factor government More...