Geopolitical News

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Accessed on  17 April 2019, 1625 UTC, Post 1070.

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LATEST NEWS Apr 17, 2019
UN Security Council condemns Taliban offensive as a blow against ‘sustainable peace’

The United Nations Security Council has condemned the announcement by Taliban militants in Afghanistan of its spring offensive, saying it will result in more “unnecessary suffering and destruction for the Afghan people”. …

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Hill AFB Airmen deploy F-35A to support coalition forces

Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to support the Air Force Central Command mission in the Middle East. The aircraft arrived in country on April 15. …

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Yemeni army unveils new domestically-built Badr-F ballistic missile

The Yemeni army has unveiled a domestically designed and manufactured Badr-F ballistic missile intended to rain shrapnel over a vast area upon explosion in mid air to ensure maximum lethality against designated targets, amid Saudi Arabia’s atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against impoverished Yemen. …

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Iran MPs adopt countermeasure against US blacklisting of IRGC

The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) has overwhelmingly approved the general outlines of a motion devised by the legislature to counter the United States’ blacklisting of the Islamic Republic’s elite defense forces. …

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Poroshenko Team Says Agreement Reached For Presidential Election Debate

Advisers to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and election challenger Volodymyr Zelenskiy have agreed that the candidates will meet in a debate on April 19 at Kyiv’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium, a spokesman for the incumbent leader says. …

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Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday. …

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UN’s Libya envoy: Haftar’s actions looked like coup

The United Nations (UN)’s envoy to Libya says self-styled commander Khalifa Haftar attempted a “coup” by issuing an arrest warrant against Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and other officials in the country’s internationally-recognized government. …

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Kim Set to Meet Putin, With Trump on Both Men’s Minds

Since emerging from his international isolation just over a year ago, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been a busy man.

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