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News Analysis: After Trump Strikes Syria, Syrians Wonder ‘What’s Next?’

Seven years in, some now argue that the only realistic way to stop the war, prevent a jihadist resurgence and allow the country to move on is to acknowledge that Mr. Assad, with help from Iran and Russia, will remain in power and to effectively [...]
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With Eye on Issues at Home, May and Macron Back Trump on Syria Strikes

At the same time, Mr. Macron is trying to reinforce France’s position as an enforcer of international treaties, which includes the Chemical Weapons Convention that 192 countries have signed. Mrs. May is in a more precarious position, [...]
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Trump announces ‘precision strikes’ on Syria, decries ‘monster’ Assad

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By ANDREW RESTUCCIA 04/13/2018 09:11 PM EDT Updated 04/13/2018 10:06 PM EDT 2018-04-13T10:06-0400 President [...]
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U.S. Strikes Qaeda Target in Southern Libya, Expanding Shadow War There

4 weeks ago | 0 comment
In a statement, the military’s Africa Command said the strike had targeted militants with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, an affiliate also known as AQIM, and had been carried out in coordination with the United Nations-backed unity [...]
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Strikes Disrupt France as Thousands Protest Macron Overhauls

1 month ago | 0 comment
“We are obviously keeping a listening attitude, but also a very big determination to pursue the transformation,” said Benjamin Griveaux, a government spokesman, after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. One poll this week painted a conflicted [...]
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After Months of Acrimony, Baghdad Strikes Deal With Kurds

1 month ago | 0 comment
In an interview outside his home village on Tuesday, Masoud Barzani, the former president of the Iraqi Kurdish region and still a central political figure, struck his own note of conciliation and hailed this week’s agreement as a “breakthrough.” “It [...]
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French President’s Next Target: The Railroads. Strikes Loom.

1 month ago | 0 comment
Most of the rail unions have already pledged to join a strike by public sector employees planned for Thursday to resist Mr. Macron’s proposals, which could be pushed through the parliament using a special procedure that avoids debate [...]
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U.S.-Backed Coalition in Syria Strikes Pro-Assad Forces

2 months ago | 0 comment
It was not clear whether the casualties were the forces of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, or of his allies, which include Russia and Iran-backed militias like the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. Middle East experts said [...]
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Trump Sharply Warns Turkey Against Military Strikes in Syria

3 months ago | 0 comment
In a speech on Wednesday, Mr. Erdogan said there was no difference between the Islamic State and Kurdish militias, and questioned “the humanity of those who accuse Turkey of being an invader and support an organization that has the [...]
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A ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Strikes Romans as a Symbol of Their City’s Decline

4 months ago | 0 comment
And in newspaper commentaries, the tree became a symbol of the Italian capital’s decline, moving the controversy from local news to national front pages. “Spelacchio mirrors the decadence of the city,” said Francesca Nava, a television [...]