Russian Defense Officials Say Peacekeepers Return From Kazakhstan

The Russian peacekeeping contingent has left Kazakhstan after being sent to help the country stabilize the situation amid unprecedented protests. The Russian Defense Ministry in a statement said that 20 planes carrying peacekeepers, who have accomplished their mission in Kazakhstan, …

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Taliban Militants Pepper Spray Women’s Rights Protesters

Taliban militants on Jan. 16 pepper sprayed women’s rights protesters in the capital of Afghanistan. The Taliban dispersed around 20 women who gathered in front of Kabul University to demand for rights to work and education, three women protesters told …

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Tajikistan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan Peacekeepers Withdraw From Kazakhstan

Peacekeepers units with the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) from Tajikistan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan have left Kazakhstan on Friday morning and went to places of their permanent deployment. The development came after Kazakhstan lifted its state of emergency in …

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Protests Erupt in Lebanon Over Soaring Prices, Economic Crisis

Protests against soaring prices were staged in Lebanon, over deteriorating living conditions due to the long-term economic crisis. The protesters in Beirut, the capital city, Tripoli, Khalde, and other cities, parked their vehicles on the main road blocking it from …

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CSTO Peacekeeping Forces To Withdraw From Kazakhstan Within 10 Days

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) announced on Thursday that peacekeeping forces from Kazakhstan will be withdrawn within 10 days starting Thursday. “The complete withdrawal of CSTO peacekeepers will happen in different stages within 10 days,” the CSTO said in …

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Turkmenistan To Export Gas, Electricity To Kazakhstan

Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov said that Turkmenistan is ready to start exporting natural gas and electricity to Kazakhstan from March, hoping the situation will be normalized in the neighboring state in near future. Meredov made the commitment during the …

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Syrian Forces Accused of Suppressing Protestors in Rural Raqqa

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Tuesday accused Syrian security forces for suppressing protestors in Raqqa governorate who staged demonstrations against poor living conditions. According to SOHR, dozens of families also fled al-Suwaydiyah and al-Kabira villages due to …

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Gulf Writers Boycott Literature Event In UAE Over Normalization Of Ties With Israel

The Gulf Coalition Against Normalization of UAE and Israel ties, announced Tuesday that a number of Arab writers and intellectuals will not participate in a literature festival to be held in Abu Dahab in February due to the country’s normalization …

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Protesters Against COVID-19 Pass Attack French MP Stéphane Claireaux With Seaweed, Pebbles

Protesters against the COVID-19 vaccine pass attacked French member of parliament (MP) Stéphane Claireaux on Jan. 9 with seaweed and pebbles outside his home in the French archipelago of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. “There was a car loaded with seaweed… and people started …

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