Lebanon: Man killed during protests after Auon’s speech

Activist killed by military personnel trying to open blockaded road in Beirut An activist was killed Tuesday in the capital Beirut when soldiers attempted to drive down a road closed by protesters. The soldiers fired on the crowd, which were preventing their vehicle from passing, hitting activist Ala Abu Fahr. He was taken to a nearby hospital but died despite ...

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US Spent $8.9 Billion to Fight Afghan Illicit Drugs: SIGAR

Ministry of Interior officials challenged the report, saying that root causes, such as international purchaser-demand and poorly invested aid should be considered. “As of September 30, 2019, the United States has appropriated $8.94 billion for counternarcotics (CN) efforts in Afghanistan since FY 2002,” SIGAR said in the report. Based on the SIGAR report (citing UNODC), the value of illicit drugs ...

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Turkey, Russia start second joint patrols in N.Syria

Turkey, Russia conduct second military patrol east of Euphrates River in N.Syria as part of Sochi deal Turkish and Russian troops have started second joint ground patrols east of Euphrates as part of the Sochi deal on northern Syria, according to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry on Tuesday. “Within the framework of the agreement reached with the Russian Federation in Sochi ...

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