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Russian Government Accused of Bombing Syrian Hospitals, Rejects Accusations

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Two schools and five hospitals in Syria were bombed on Monday, killing up to 50 civilian adults and children. One of the hospitals targeted is a “Medecins Sans Frontieres” (Doctors Without Borders) facility (Reuters). Allegedly, the Russian government is responsible for these air strikes that have been described by the Turkish government as a “war […]

Saudi Arabia and Russia Reach Deal to Cap Oil Production

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After several weeks of ongoing discussion regarding oil production in Russia and Saudia Arabia the two countries have reached an agreement with OPEC. On Tuesday leaders from both countries agreed to freeze oil output; however, the deal was contingent on additional countries joining (Reuters). OPEC members Qatar, Venezuela and Kuwait have already stated they are […]

After Deadly Attacks in Paris, France Seeks International Support

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On the night of Friday, November 13, a series of attacks in Paris, France killed at least 129 individuals and wounded hundreds more (CNN). Armed with rifles and suicide vests, three separate teams of attackers, eight individuals in total, carried out the deadly attacks on targets including the Bataclan concert hall and a soccer stadium […]

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Egypt Plane Crash

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The Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the downing of an Airbus A321 plane on Saturday, which crashed 23 minutes after taking off from a south Sinai resort in Egypt and killed all passengers (Reuters). Most of the 224 people on board the chartered plane, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, were Russian tourists travelling back […]

Mystery Russian Plane Crash Over Egypt

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On Monday, a Russian charter plane crashed over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt killing all 224 passengers aboard. Representatives from five countries have joined the investigation. Questions about the aircraft’s repair history and the possibility of a terrorist attack are both possible reasons for the crash. The lack of information has led investigators to believe […]

Assad’s Surprise Visit to Moscow

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad traveled to Moscow, his first overseas trip since the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011 (BBC). Assad flew to Moscow to personally thank Putin for his military support. During their talks the leaders focused on “fighting terrorist extremist groups, carrying on with the Russian operation, and support for the […]