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Omar Lamrani on the Fight for Aleppo

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Turkey: Military Shells Kurdish Militias In Northern Syria

Turkey has shelled Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria and demanded the group retreat from territory it has seized, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Feb. 13, BBC reported. Read more…

Afghanistan: Troops Begin Operations In East Against Islamic State

Afghan security forces on Feb. 13 started an operation against Islamic State positions in the country's eastern Nangarhar province, Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said, Xinhua reported. Read more…

Russia: Black Sea Fleet Deploys New Ship, Reportedly Bound For Syria

Russia dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, Russia's Black Sea fleet said Feb. 13, AFP reported. Read more…

Greece: Thousands Of Farmers Protest Reforms In Athens

Thousands of Greek farmers set up a protest camp in central Athens to rally against tax and pension reforms required by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, RT reported Feb. 13. Read more…

France: Prime Minister Rejects Quota System For Refugees

France rejected the idea of a permanent quota system for distributing refugees across Europe, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Feb. 13, Reuters reported. Read more…

Brazil: Soldiers Deployed To Warn Of Zika Virus Risks

More than 220,000 soldiers are being deployed across Brazil to warn people about the risks of the Zika virus, BBC reported Feb. 13. Read more…

Somalia: Al Shabaab Claims Explosion On Daallo Flight

Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents on Feb. 13 claimed responsibility for a blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of the Daallo Airlines flight last week, the group said, BBC reported. Read more…

Saudi Arabia: Aircraft To Be Sent To Turkey's Incirlik Air Base

Saudi Arabia will send aircraft to Turkey's Incirlik air base for the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Feb. 13, Reuters reported. Read more…

Turkey, Qatar: Emir Visits Turkish President In Istanbul

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Feb. 12, Daily Sabah reported. Read more…

Yemen: Pro-Government Forces Advance Toward Sanaa

In Yemen, forces loyal to President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi backed by a Saudi-led coalition have advanced to within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of the capital of Sanaa, according to pro-government military sources, AFP reported Feb. 12. Read more…

Syria: UAE Special Forces Will Train Syrian Fighters To Retake Raqqa

Emirati special forces will deploy to Syria to help train local Sunni fighters to recapture the Islamic State capital of Raqqa, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Feb. 12, AP reported. Read more…

Colombia: ELN Announces Armed Strike

The National Liberation Army, known by the Spanish acronym ELN, announced an armed strike from Feb. 14-17 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the death of former leader Camilo Torres Restrepo, El Espectador reported Feb. 12. Read more…

Mali: 3 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Attack On U.N. Base

Three U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 30 others were injured in an attack on a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal on Feb. 12, Reuters reported. Read more…

Greece: EU Members Set Deadline For Border Enforcement

EU members gave Greece on Feb. 12 a month to present a plan for improving border security and a three-month deadline for implementing the plan, Kathimerini reported. Read more…

Syria: Cease-Fire Deal Reached At Munich Talks

The United States, Russia and other powers agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war, to take place within the next week, and immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, Secretary of State John Kerry said Feb. 12, the Washington Post reported. Read more…

South Korea, U.S.: Missile Shield Talks May Begin Next Week

South Korea could begin detailed discussions with Washington on bringing in an advanced U.S. missile defense shield opposed by China — the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) — as early as next week, an unnamed senior official said Feb. 12, the South China Morning Post reported. Read more…

Colombia: Army Warns Of Impending ELN Attacks

Colombia's army and police are warning of a wave of impending attacks by the National Liberation Army (ELN), the country's second-largest militant group, El Espectador reported Feb. 11. Read more…

Saudi Arabia: Military Affirms Plan To Deploy In Syria If Needed

The spokesman for Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen said Riyadh's decision to send troops to Syria is final, Al Arabiya reported Feb. 11. Read more…

Forecasts

Annual Forecast 2016Free

With old geopolitical realities resurfacing across Eurasia and commodity prices stuck in a slump, 2016 is shaping up to be an unsettling year for much of the world. Read more…