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Risks of interstate conflict higher than any time since end of Cold War – DNI chief

The risk of interstate conflict is higher now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, according to US Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats. The most immediate threats over the next year come from North Korea and from “Saudi-Iranian use of proxies in their rivalry,” Coats said during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. “At ...

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Putin discusses Israel-Palestine conflict with Trump via phone ahead of Abbas meeting

President Vladimir Putin told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas he discussed the Arab-Israeli peace process during a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Russian media reports. Putin made the remarks while meeting with Abbas on Monday evening, TASS reports. “I just had a phone conversation with the President of the United States of America, [Donald] Trump,” the Russian President ...

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Last thing Syria needs after beating ISIS is another conflict – German FM on Turkish op

Germany’s foreign minister has spoken out about the Turkish operation in Afrin, saying the last thing Syria needs after its fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) is a new military confrontation. “We have been monitoring the developments in northern Syria with concern. The military confrontation between Turkey and the Kurdish forces carries risks that are inestimable,” Sigmar Gabriel said, ...

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Kiev & Donbass begin largest prisoner exchange in E. Ukraine conflict

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 11:49 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 12:48 The largest exchange of prisoners during the civil war in eastern Ukraine is taking place in Donbass between Kiev and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. The parties have been preparing for the landmark exchange for almost a year and a half. Disagreements repeatedly put the event ...

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Tillerson hints at deal to resolve Arab-Israeli conflict in one swoop, Moscow holds breath

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 11:36 The US secretary of state has a plan to resolve the decades-old conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors in a single ‘deal of the century,’ his Russian counterpart said, adding that Moscow is eager to see the details of the promised peace plan. “Rex [Tillerson]… hinted to me that the United States is ...

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Oil prices could double if Middle East conflict escalates

Barrel traders recently pushed the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil above $ 55; the first time in over two years. Read more Scarcity doesn’t really justify the upward price movement. There isn’t a shortage of oil in the world. But there could be, in the worst case, if missiles start flying between two of the world’s largest oil ...

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'Please Lord, stop': World is at war and heading into even greater conflict, Pope warns

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 01:49 Pope Francis has made an anti-war address while holding a Mass at a US military cemetery, warning that the world is sliding ever faster toward war. The speech was delivered Tuesday, on the Feast of All Souls Day, a Catholic Christian holiday to commemorate the dead. The Pope visited the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in ...

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NATO seeking to add 2 new commands for fear of ‘potential conflict’ with Russia – report

NATO is reportedly mulling the creation of two new commands designed to improve allied logistics and protect supply lines – all in a bid to address weaknesses in any potential conflict with Russia, says a report by the Wall Street Journal citing sources. NATO defense ministers will review the new command structures at their quarterly meeting in November, allied officials ...

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Kurds offer to ‘freeze’ independence referendum result & resolve conflict via talks with Baghdad

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 03:33 Kurdistan’s regional government has proposed to “freeze” the outcome of last month’s independence referendum and begin dialogue with Baghdad to prevent further violence as Iraqi forces continue to “secure” Kurdish-controlled territories. The Kurdistan regional government based in Erbil offered to “freeze the outcome of the referendum that was held in Iraqi Kurdistan” on September ...

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