Day: 19/11/2018

US-led coalition denies reports airstrikes killed dozens of civilians in Syria

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The U.S.-led coalition denied reports that airstrikes it carried out in a part of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State group killed dozens of civilians, while opposition activists reported clashes Sunday between government forces and IS in nearby districts.

Source: US-led coalition denies reports airstrikes killed dozens of civilians in Syria

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Trump Says He Was ‘Fully Briefed’ 

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Trump on Friday: “I’ve been fully briefed” but Crown Prince “absolutely” not involved. CIA, via Washington Post, later on Friday: Crown Prince definitely involved. Trump on Saturday: “We haven’t been briefed yet.”

Source: Trump Says He Was ‘Fully Briefed’ and Also ‘Not Briefed Yet’ But Either Way Saudi Crown Prince ‘Absolutely’ Not Involved Because Trump Knows ‘Everything That Went On’ Without Listening to Tape of Khashoggi Murder

Senior Houthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in Yemen

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Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Higher Revolutionary Committee, says his groups wants a ceasefire

Source: Senior Houthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in Yemen

Ex-Guantanamo prisoners to end war? US envoy predicts peace deal after talks with Taliban delegates — RT World News

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The long-awaited peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban may be reached by April next year, a US special envoy for Afghanistan said following a meeting with insurgent group’s emissaries in Qatar.

Source: Ex-Guantanamo prisoners to end war? US envoy predicts peace deal after talks with Taliban delegates — RT World News

‘Golan Heights forever ours!’ Israel praises US for its vote against UN anti-occupation resolution — RT World News

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Israel said its sovereignty over the Golan Heights is permanent, after the US for the first time rejected a symbolic UN resolution that calls on the Jewish state to end its occupation of the Syrian territory it captured in 1967.

Source: ‘Golan Heights forever ours!’ Israel praises US for its vote against UN anti-occupation resolution — RT World News

Netanyahu takes over as defense minister, tells crumbling govt times ‘too difficult’ for early vote — RT World News

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Assuming the position of Defense Minister after several high-profile resignations, Israeli Pime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has, for the sake of national security, warned remaining ministers against pushing for an early election.

Source: Netanyahu takes over as defense minister, tells crumbling govt times ‘too difficult’ for early vote — RT World News