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‘The Entire Village was Burnt Down’: Harrowing Drone Footage Shows Extent of Rohingya Exodus

Thousands more Rohingya refugees streamed across the border from Rakhine state in Myanmar into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Monday as the Burmese military and paramilitary 'ethnic cleansing' campaign continues. "We couldn't step out of the house for the last month because the military were looting people," Mohammad Shoaib, 29, told Reuters. "They started firing on …

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Iraqi Forces Taking Over Kirkuk ‘A Declaration of War’ – Kurdish Peshmerga

Iraqi soldiers have raised their country’s flags over key buildings in Kirkuk, and Baghdad has declared the Kurdish city be under government control. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces called the takeover “a flagrant declaration of war” and vowed that Iraq will pay a “heavy price.” The Iraqi government forces have taken full control of Kirkuk, Al …

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Two Trumps Confirmed? Donald Says He Met Virgin Islands ‘President’

US President Donald Trump said that he talked to the “incredible president” of the US Virgin Islands, giving rise to online discussions on whether Trump could use a geography lesson, or if there are actually two Trumps secretly present in the White House. “I will tell you I left Texas and I left Florida and …

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US Withdraws from UNESCO, Cites ‘Continuing Anti-Israel Bias’

The United States and Israel have declared they are officially withdrawing from UNESCO, the UN’s cultural body which the US helped found in 1945, citing a distortion of history and bias against Israel. The US is to depart on December 31, the State Department said. "This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns …

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Israel Seals off West Bank and Gaza as Sukkot Begins

Eleven-day border closure hits some four million Palestinians as week-long Jewish holiday commences. Israeli authorities have sealed off the occupied West Bank and the already besieged Gaza Strip for 11 days, as Jewish celebrations for the Sukkot holiday commence. At midnight on Tuesday, all crossings to the West Bank and Gaza Strip were closed off …

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Burma: Military Massacres Dozens in Rohingya Village

The Burmese military summarily executed several dozen Rohingya Muslims in Maung Nu village in Burma’s Rakhine State on August 27, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Witnesses said that Burmese soldiers had beaten, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and shot villagers who had gathered for safety in a residential compound, two days after Rohingya militants attacked a …

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Russia-Saudi Arabia Relations: Facts & Details

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in Moscow on Thursday for the first ever visit of a reigning Saudi monarch to Russia. History The Soviet Union was the first country to recognize the independent Saudi state, the Kingdom of the Hejaz and Nejd and its Dependencies, which was renamed into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in 1932. The two states established diplomatic …

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Over 90% of Iraqi Kurds Vote for Independence

Some 91.83 percent of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan supported the idea of independence from Baghdad, as 3.4 million ballots were counted, the referendum commission said on Tuesday. It was earlier reported that a total of 3.4 million people voted in the referendum that was held on Monday. The commission noted that highest level of "yes" answers was recorded …

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‘Ready For Jihad’: Afghans Protest Near Bagram Airbase to Denounce ‘Offensive’ US Leaflets

The demonstrators gathered in the Qarabagh district in Kabul province, near Bagram Airfield, Tuesday, with some setting tires on fire and others waving placards which depicted US President Donald Trump as a dog. One of the protesters told RT's Ruptly video news agency that Afghans are "very sad and angry" about the flyers which were …

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