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December 08, 2017
On Jerusalem, Trump obeys will of US people: Tillerson
Vienna (AFP) Dec 7, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that, in recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump was obeying the will of the American people. Tillerson is in Europe on a three-city tour and his talks with America's allies have been partly overshadowed by global outrage at Trump's controversial decision. But Washington's top diplomat has stood by his boss and insists the decision has not marred what has otherwise been a very positive reception from EU and NATO co ... read more

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US warns Russia over Ukraine at OSCE meeting

Aerospace and Mitchell Institute release new report on policy needs for space operations

Air Force tests Raytheon's GPS receiver aboard B-2 bomber

Queen inaugurates new 'best of British' aircraft carrier

Macron sees Iraq's total 'liberation' from IS this month

Israel Aerospace Industries opens Mexico office

Aerojet Rocketdyne Achieves Significant Air Force Demonstration and Validation Milestone with Successful Hot-Fire Test

Norway populist's Nobel committee bid appears blocked
A controversial former leader of Norway's anti-immigration party on Thursday saw his chances of joining the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize fade, due to other parties' opposition. ... more
Iraq militia threatens US forces over Trump Jerusalem move
An Iranian-backed militia in Iraq threatened Thursday to attack US forces in the country after President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while Baghdad summoned Washington's envoy. ... more
Russian air strikes kill 24 civilians in east Syria: monitor
Russian air strikes killed 24 civilians Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group near the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, a monitor said. ... more
Saudi-led strikes pound Yemen capital after rebels kill Saleh
Saudi-led warplanes pounded the rebel-held Yemeni capital before dawn on Tuesday after the rebels killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as he fled the city following the collapse of their uneasy alliance, residents said. ... more
Duterte declares Philippine communist rebels 'terrorists'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday declared communist rebels "terrorists", his spokesman said, weeks after cancelling peace talks with groups waging one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies. ... more
Pentagon signals open-ended troop commitment in Syria
The US military plans on staying in Syria as long as necessary to ensure the Islamic State group does not return, a Pentagon official told AFP on Tuesday, as the fight against the jihadists winds down. ... more
13 dead in clashes between rival Colombian rebels: official
Thirteen people were killed in Colombia in a clash between National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels and FARC dissidents, the country's ombudsman said Tuesday. ... more
Iran's Rouhani: Yemen's aggressors will regret their actions
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Yemenis would make those attacking their country regret their actions as a Saudi-led coalition pounded the rebel-held capital with heavy air strikes. ... more

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Colombia's chief negotiator with rebels steps down
The Colombian government's chief peace negotiator with the country's last rebel group said Monday he will step down in January when a ceasefire with ELN guerrillas comes to an end. ... more
Syria regime unsure it will continue Geneva talks: negotiator
Syrian government negotiators indicated Friday they might not return to continue peace talks in Geneva after a weekend break, condemning "provocative" statements from the opposition about the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. ... more
Action star Seagal rallies troops for Philippines' Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brought in a special guest on Friday to rally troops battling Islamic State followers in the south - US action hero Steven Seagal. ... more
Red Cross identifies remains of 88 Argentine soldiers in Falklands
The Red Cross said Friday its forensic team had identified the remains of 88 Argentine soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands after being killed fighting against Britain over the territory. ... more
Air raids in Syria kill 25 civilians: monitor
A wave of Syrian air strikes on Sunday killed at least 25 civilians and wounded dozens across the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, a monitor said. ... more
Israel says record number of women in army combat units
Israel's army said on Sunday that the number of women serving in its combat units had reached a record level this year as it seeks to further boost such participation. ... more
Over 400 US Marines being withdrawn from Syria anti-IS operation
Over 400 US Marines involved in battling the Islamic State group in Syria are being withdrawn as part of a cut in forces after the capture of jihadist "capital" Raqa, the US-led coalition said Thursday. ... more
Civilian toll in air strikes climbs; Peace talks extended to Dec 15
More civilians have died in US-led air and artillery strikes in Iraq and Syria, officials acknowledged Thursday amid criticism the American military is being less cautious about killing innocents. ... more

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Assad negotiators expected at Syria peace talks
Syrian government negotiators are expected to arrive in Switzerland on Wednesday for UN-backed talks aimed at ending the civil war, adamant that they will not tolerate any discussion of President Bashar al-Assad's ouster. ... more
UN calls for 'real progress' at Syria peace talks
Difficult negotiations on ending the devastating civil war in Syria began in earnest in Geneva on Wednesday after a government delegation arrived, with the UN mediator urging all sides to aim for "real progress". ... more
Egypt's Sisi tells army to restore Sinai security in 3 months
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi publicly ordered on Wednesday his military chief of staff to restore security in Sinai within three months after militants killed more than 300 worshippers, demanding "complete brutal force." ... more
Pentagon report shows thousands more troops deployed
The Pentagon pledged Monday to be as transparent as possible about how many troops are deployed overseas, after an agency published figures that diverge significantly from official counts. ... more
Philippines' Duterte tells Muslims he will correct 'historical injustice'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to correct "historical injustice" in a speech to Filipino Muslim rebels on Monday as his government seeks to reignite a stalled peace process in the nation's troubled south. ... more
Iraq face tough battle against IS desert hideouts
Iraqi forces said Monday they face a tough battle against the Islamic State group in deep gorges and other natural hideouts in the western desert along the Syrian border, their last bastion in Iraq. ... more
Bangladesh upholds death sentence for 139 soldiers over massacre
A Bangladesh court upheld the death penalty for 139 soldiers on Monday over their role in a "brutal and barbaric" mutiny in which dozens of top army officers were massacred. ... more
Syria regime agrees to East Ghouta ceasefire: UN envoy
Syria's government agreed on Tuesday to a ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, following days of heavy bombardment, the United Nations envoy to the war-ravaged country said. ... more
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