Kazakhstan Says at Least 164 Killed in Week of Crackdown on Protests

Authorities in Kazakhstan said at least 164 people, including three children, were killed during violent anti-government protests in the past week. According to the Kazakh Health Ministry, 103 of the deaths were in Almaty, the largest city and the center …

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Russian-led Troops Fly Into Kazakhstan for ‘Peacekeeping Mission’ as Crackdown on Protesters Continue

Russian-led troops have flown into Kazakhstan  at the request of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to help quell anti-government protests. The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) said in a statement on Jan. 6 that it deployed soldiers from Russia and former …

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EU Calls On Russia To Respect Kazakhstan Sovereignty

The European Union on Thursday called on Russia to respect Kazakhstan’s sovereignty and independence as Moscow sends troops to quell an uprising after deadly violence spread across the country “The violence must be stopped. We are also calling for restraint …

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Russian-led Alliance to Send ‘Peacekeeping Forces’ to Kazakhstan Over Protests

A Russian-led military alliance will send “peacekeeping forces” to Kazakhstan to help stabilize the country that has been hit by mass protests triggered by a hike in fuel prices. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced on Jan. 6 that the …

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Iranian Backed Militia Fighters Fire Shells At US Base in Syria: Official

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitor said on Wednesday that pro-Iranian militia fighters fired shells towards a US base in eastern Syria’s Al-Omar oil field that caused damage but no casualties. At least three rockets hit Al-Omar, a base …

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Biden and Putin Exchange Warnings Over the Phone Amid Ukraine Tensions

Joe Biden and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have exchanged warnings over the phone on Thursday during a 50-minute talk about the crisis in Ukraine. “President Biden urged Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said …

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US Urged To Lift Sanctions and Pull Troops Out of Syria

Top Russian and Syrian officials on Thursday called on the US to remove its sanctions on Syria and also put its troops out of the country. Heads of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, Mikhail Mizintsev, and Syria’s Local Administration and …

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Iraqi Army Says All Foreign Combat Forces Left Iraq

The government of Iraq announced on Thursday that all the international combat troops have left the country, but said a small number of consultants remained. Iraqi Maj Gen Tahsin Al Khafaji, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command said all of …

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Putin Says Russian Military Presence Contributes to Syria’s Stability

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday claimed that Russian military presence in Syria makes a tangible contribution to strengthening that country’s stability. According to a TASS report, Putin said  Russian soldier presence and assistance to the civilian population in tackling …

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Portuguese UN Peacekeepers Suspected of Smuggling Scheme in Central African Republic

Portuguese authorities raided nearly 100 properties on Nov. 8 as part of an investigation targeting peacekeepers suspected to be involved in a smuggling scheme in the Central African Republic (CAR). Officers said a “criminal network” involving a “handful” of Portuguese …

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