Friday, April 20, 2018

Colombia: Thousands of Colombians flee their homes amid renewed clashes between National Liberation Army (ELN) and Popular Liberation Army (EPL) rebels

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Thousands of Colombians have fled their homes amid fresh clashes among armed rebels and a lockdown on transport and trade in the volatile northeast Catatumbo region, the Organization of American States (OAS) and aid agencies said on Wednesday.

The violence has uprooted at least 1,000 families in Catatumbo seeking to escape the crossfire in disputes over drug trafficking and territorial control along the border with Venezuela.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Syria: US, United Kingdom and France attack chemical weapons sites

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The US, UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.

The strikes were in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

United States of America: Trump tells Russia to get ready for Syria missile attacks

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US President Donald Trump told Russia in an early morning tweet to prepare for “nice and new and ’smart!’” missile attacks in Syria after an alleged gas attack on the last rebel stronghold in the country.

The tweet came after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon said in an interview on Tuesday with Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV that “if there is a US missile attack, we - in line with both Putin and Russia’s chief of staff’s remarks - will shoot down US rockets and even the sources that launched the missiles”.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Syria: Russia blames Israel for missile strikes on Syria following the chemical attack that killed dozens of people

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Russia’s Defense Ministry has blamed Israel for the missile attack that left at least 14 dead in Syria early Monday morning, USA Today reported.

But Syrian media blamed the U.S. for the attack.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Canada: Canada sending troops to UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

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The Canadian military will deploy helicopters and support troops, including medical teams, to the troubled West African nation of Mali later this year, CBC News has learned.

A senior government official, speaking on background, said a formal announcement will be made Monday.

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