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Ethiopia Faces Famine Despite “Unprecedented” Economic Growth
20.12.15 11:58

Africa

Despite recording double-digit economic growth in recent years, Ethiopia is in serious need of food aid. Observers consider the current food crisis to be the worst in thirty years, similar to the famine of 1984-85, which led to thousands of deaths.

Global Voices
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Iran nuclear deal at implementation stage
20.12.15 11:58

Iran

Contrary to earlier assumptions that the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal from the Iranian side may take a few months to complete and cannot be earlier than by spring, it now transpires that Tehran has been moving at “a very high pace”, as the IAEA director-general Yukiya Amano put it, and the high probability is that it may fulfill all the stipulated benchmarks by next month, which in turn, implies that Iran becomes entitled to begin receiving sanctions relief by January. (Guardian).

M K Bhadrakumar
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India cuts growth forecast to between 7% and 7.5%
20.12.15 11:57

Asia rising

You know the world economy is really in a slowdown, when even India has to lower its economic forecast. Citing weak global demand and lower farm output, India on Friday cut its growth forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2016 to between 7% and 7.5%, a significant drop from the 8.1% to 8.5% growth predicted in February.

Asia Times Online
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An Israeli Pivot to Eurasia?
02.12.15 14:24

Economics

Jerusalem recently entered into a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union.

The Diplomat
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70,000 Moderate Fighters in Syria? It’s a Myth
02.12.15 14:16

Iraq War, "War on terror"

If there really were 70,000 ‘moderate rebels’ they’d be in Damascus by now. They aren’t because the only ground force against terrorists in Syria is the Syrian army

southfront.org
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Russia building new military bases on islands claimed by Japan
02.12.15 14:13

f.USSR

Russia has begun building two modern military compounds on the far eastern Kuril islands, defence minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday, heightening long-running tensions with Japan over the disputed islands.

AFP
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Xi kicks off African trip with stop in Zimbabwe
02.12.15 14:12

Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a five-day trip to Africa this week with a stop in Zimbabwe Tuesday and expectations that he will sign deals to fund infrastructure projects.

Asia Times Online
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Russian Pilot Rescued by Irans General Soleimani
27.11.15 11:28

Iraq War, "War on terror"

Russian sources revealed on Thursday that the pilot of the Russian Su-24 jet that was shot down by Turkey over the Syrian airspace on Tuesday was rescued in an operation by Irans globally renowned IRGC Qods Force Commander Major General Soleimani.

Farsnews
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Turkey will work to calm tension over downed Russian jet
27.11.15 11:12

Global Security

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu has said Ankara "will work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions" after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.

BBC
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Ten EU nations say Nord Stream gas extension not in EU interests
27.11.15 11:10

European trends

Russias plans to extend its gas link to Germany run counter to EU interests and risk further destabilizing Ukraine, 10 European governments said in a letter to the European Commission that called for a summit-level debate on the issue.

Reuters
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China Tests New Hypersonic Weapon
27.11.15 11:07

Global Security

China has conducted yet another test of a hypersonic glide vehicle designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses.

The Diplomat
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China to invest $1 trillion overseas in next 5 years: Li
27.11.15 10:54

Asia rising

China is likely to invest more than $1 trillion overseas in the next five years and will probably import commodities worth more than $10 trillion during this period, local media quoted Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as saying.

BRICS Media Limited
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North Africa Observer – Nov. 18-24, 2015
27.11.15 10:44

Africa

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has welcomed on Sunday the President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz.

southfront.org
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The ISIS Militants, How Many Are They?
27.11.15 10:40

Iraq War, "War on terror"

The estimates about the Islamic State (ISIL) fighters are extremely wide ranged. According to CNN’s Barbara Starr, “U.S. intelligence estimates that ISIL has a total force of somewhere between 9,000 to 18,000 fighters. CIA estimations about the group was between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters, in its Iraq and Syria holdings.

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Russian Su-24 pilots shot dead while parachuting over Syria - Turkmen militia
24.11.15 18:05

Iraq War, "War on terror"

As the two Russian pilots descended by parachute after the Su-24 jet was downed, both were shot dead by Turkmen forces, Reuters reports citing a deputy commander of a Turkmen brigade in Syria.

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